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Steps to Remodeling

Steps to a Complete Remodeling Project

1. Research & Visualize
Visualize how you want your remodeling to look. If it’s a kitchen, where will the appliances go? If it’s a living room, will there be a newly placed picture window? Find inspiration in magazines or online using houzz.com or Pinterest.com.  This is a good phase to start working with a designer so you can make concrete design decisions based off your vision.

2. Budget
Decide how much you are willing to spend on your remodel. Figuring out rough estimates can help you get an idea of how much you will have to spend. If you are borrowing, you must find out how much the bank will loan. Major upgrades, such as a bathroom remodel or a family-room addition, can run about $100 to $200 per square foot. Ask around to contractors for general quotes to get an even better idea on what your costs will be.

3. Hire
Hire a Contractor that can devise a plan for your remodel based on your design that is within your budget. Make sure this is someone you trust. You can rely on him/her to hire subcontractors for the labor that will be required. It is a good idea, but not necessary, to hire an architect as well. If it is within your budget, an architect can translate your vision and create a realistic floor plan.

4. Implement
When implementing your plan, stay a part of the development from start to finish. Even when hiring others to perform the labor, pay attention to detail. Make sure things are not only going according to plan, but that you are happy with it. In addition, be kind and respectful to your remodelers and they will do the same. Especially if you are living in your home throughout the process, remember that everyone who enters is your guest. You’re all in it together!

5. Decorate
When it comes time to decorate your new space, it is one option to hire an interior designer to come up with an exciting way to make the room beautiful. However, you want to start working with the designer at the beginning so that the ultimate vision can come together. Details such as placing outlets and lighting should take furniture and art placement into consideration.

When decorating, be sure to:

  • Consider the function of the room when piecing it together
  • Match furniture to the overall scale of the space
  • Create a theme and vibe for the feeling of the room
  • Design a creative color pallet and follow it through out
  • Make your room unique with interesting pieces
  • Utilize light to create aesthetic warmth and color
  • Don’t forget the window coverings!

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I have worked with Lisa on many projects in our home including bathrooms, kitchen, living room and family room. I have purchased window treatments, lighting and furniture from her. Her eye for color is perfect and we love the way our rooms now come together. She is easy to work with and will make your project exciting no matter the size. I highly recommend Lisa Scheff Designs!

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