Home remodel and building projects never come without issues. You will run into unexpected problems, get frustrated at times, and may even want to give up. But when you work through your project, all the issues will be resolved and you will end up with the beautiful home of your dreams. Through all the stress, we want to help the process go as smoothly as possible for you. There are a few things you need to be sure to do to make sure this process is as hassle free as it can be.
To take away a lot of the stress of the project, it is important to plan out every detail beforehand. Before you dare to break ground on your project, it is vital to know exactly what you want. The best projects we have worked with, plan for months, or even years, and make sure every detail is planned out before starting construction. If you attempt to plan out your project as you go, you WILL run into issues. Without planning ahead, you won’t be able to spot problems ahead of time, and your project will be slowed considerably. Without good planning, the cost estimate you are given will be very loose. This means more change orders will come about as you go, and your project can end up being more expensive then necessary.
As a general rule, the more detailed your drawings are, the smoother the job will go. If you try to begin a project with drawings that are basic or lack detail, your project will take longer than necessary and most likely will not fit your vision (or budget). If your drawings are detailed, you can spot problems ahead of time, and you will only have to change your details instead of having to change the actual construction that has been done. The work will get done quicker and less expensively. Additionally, with good drawings you will be able to get a visual idea of how your finished product will look, and you can decide ahead of time if you like the way it will turn out. With well detailed drawings, you will be able to get a much more accurate cost estimate ahead of time, saving you from unexpected costs at the end of the project.
It is imperative to your project that you have a solid channel of communication with the team or teams you are working with. After all the time and money you are putting into your project, it is not worth it to hold your tongue on any part of the job and end up disappointed in the end result. When working with a SoundVision team, we would much rather you tell us if you want something different in your design than to stay quiet about your vision. Do you have an idea for something you want in your house, but you’re unsure if we can make it happen? Let us know, we love the challenge! We would much rather you ask and get an answer than to complete the project and have you forever wonder if it was possible. Odds are, with the team of true professionals we have on staff, we will be able to make your idea a reality.
Building or remodeling a home is stressful enough without adding the unnecessary issues of poor drawings, poor planning or bad communication. Great projects only happen when a group works well together. Follow these steps, and make the process to your finished product as easy and stress free as possible.
For questions about your home improvements or if you would like to work with us on your project, give us a call or set up a meeting!