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Home Remodel Planning: The Beginning Stages


Many Americans have defined the American dream with home ownership. If you own a home, no matter the age, sooner or later, your home will need some updates.

A home is your most valued asset. Home remodeling simply adds more comfort, and value (should you choose to sell sometime down the road). Major home improvement and home remodeling projects aren’t inexpensive, therefore, it’s important to achieve the best value for your dollar. In addition, value isn’t only measure in the amount of funds put into a home remodel. Value can be measure in terms of time, happiness, and the overall life of your home after a remodel.

When compared to other rooms in your home, kitchen remodeling ranks well in terms of delivering the highest return on investment. When it comes time to sell your home, a kitchen remodel can substantially increase your home’s value.

If you’re considering ANY type of home remodel, it’s important to plan and account for a few key items in the beginning stages.

Home Remodeling: The Budget

The most important part of planning your home remodel is with your budget. Whether you decide to do a minor kitchen remodel or a major kitchen remodel, you will need to take some time to think about how much you’re willing to invest.

The cost of your project, once established will enable you to breeze through your kitchen renovation with confidence. When planning your home remodeling budget, think about your “wish list.” Have you always dreamed of a custom kitchen island? Would you be thrilled to have granite countertops? Keep your wish list and required items in mind as you plan for your home remodel.

Home Remodeling: Design Ideas & Inspiration

If you’ve got a vision of your perfect kitchen, your home remodeling contractor can help you turn that vision into reality. If you’re still looking for kitchen remodel ideas or bath remodel ideas, there are ample resources. Some of our favorites include, Pinterest, or other home remodeling photo galleries. You’re investing in your home, so it’s important that the design match your tastes.

Home Remodeling: The Time Frame

Timing is also very important when it comes to planning your home remodeling project. Depending on the size and scope of your remodel, you may need to make plans to stay elsewhere or figure out the best way to stay in your home during your remodel.

Cornerstone Builders of SWFL: Helping You Every Step of the Way

At Cornerstone, we understand the amount of planning that goes into any home remodel. From small kitchen cabinet updates to a complete bath remodel, we’re here to help. With over 16,000 Southwest Florida clients and 26 years of business, we know how to plan for home remodels and will do our very best to avoid any potential headaches along the way.

Are you ready to remodel your Southwest Florida home? Contact us today!