With a whole-house remodel, the entire house is transformed just like this one that we recently completed in Walden which is nestled in the city of Aurora, a South Eastern suburb of Cleveland Ohio. Renovating the entire house at once instead of room by room can be exciting but also be a bit intimidating, given the scale of the project and the amount of planning that is required.

Most of our clients have typically been thinking about their remodel for a long time, and are excited to get started. They have plenty of ideas, hopes and a wish list for the renovation, and often just as many questions. Whatever the reason for the whole house remodel, the prep work is the same: budgeting, planning, and selecting a contractor, among other things.

It’s important to be well-prepared before diving in. Here are some things to consider as you embark on your whole-house remodel journey:

1. Define your goals and vision:

  • What are your main reasons for wanting to remodel? Increased functionality, improved aesthetics, better energy efficiency, or something else?
  • What is your dream outcome for the space? Create a mood board or collect inspiration photos to solidify your vision.

2. Create a realistic budget:

  • Don’t forget to factor in unexpected expenses and leave some wiggle room in your budget.
  • Consider financing options if needed.

3. Assemble your team:

  • Interview and hire a reputable and experienced contractor who aligns with your vision and budget.
  • Depending on the scope of your project, you may also need an architect, interior designer, and other specialists.

4. Navigate the permit process:

  • Different municipalities have different permitting requirements for home renovations. Make sure you understand what permits are needed and obtain them before starting any work. Having the experience and knowledge to navigate building codes and the permit process is crucial for staying within budget and on schedule.

5. Be prepared for disruptions:

  • A whole-house remodel is a messy and disruptive process. Plan for alternative living arrangements if necessary and be prepared for dust, noise, and inconvenience.

Additional tips:

  • Consider the resale value of your home if you plan to sell in the future.
  • Be flexible and adaptable, as unexpected challenges often arise during renovations.
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with your contractor to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Remember, we’re here to help in any way we can. If you have any specific questions about your remodel, feel free to ask! Call us today at 330.608.3131 or fill out our online form to request a callback. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!