Whole Home Remodel: Where to Start

While DIY projects for your home can often be tackled within a weekend, a whole home remodeling project requires more time, investment, and, typically, a professional, since large renovations often demand specialized knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.
When taking on a large home renovation, it’s sometimes confusing to know just where to start and how to best prepare for the months ahead. To help you plan your renovations, we are sharing some insider tips on where to start when remodeling a house.

What Are the Steps to Remodeling a House?

1. Determine the Scope of Your Project

When you start planning for a whole home remodel, you want to clearly identify what you plan to include in the scope of the renovation. If you’ve lived in your home for some time, you may already know what you’d like to tackle in your renovations, but if you’re uncertain, it’s a good idea to spend some time identifying the specifics, so you can determine feasibility and create an appropriate plan forward.

  • How big of a remodel project do you wish to take on?
  • Are you planning on revamping existing spaces, adding on to your house, or maybe a combination of both?
  • What about your home doesn’t function as well as you need it to?
  • Are there any design ideas that you must incorporate? What’s most important to you?
  • How does your family “ideally” want to utilize the space(s) you plan to remodel?

In addition to the above questions, we have an interactive home remodeling brainstorming tool on our website that helps you clearly identify your vision and focus on your needs. This may help prompt you to consider your project’s design, function, feasibility, and investment, paving the way for a successful whole home remodeling project.

2. Consider Your Investment Parameters

While the scope of your project is incredibly important in identifying your vision and addressing your needs within a renovation, it’s the investment component that realistically determines the parameters. Before you begin knocking down walls or choosing countertops, it’s vital to understand how much of an investment you’re able to contribute to the project, so you can ensure your plans are realistic and feasible and you have enough funds to finish the job. Your investment doesn’t just refer to monetary value, either. Whole home remodels require a lot of time and patience during the entire process. Therefore, it’s helpful to determine how much time and energy you’re also willing to invest and contribute to your remodel.
When determining your remodel budget, it’s a good idea to work with a professional remodeler, who can provide you with a comprehensive estimate that includes potential contingencies, subcontracting work, materials, labor, etc. At Gonyea Transformations, we offer free in-home consultations for our customers, so we can learn more about your whole home remodel plans and needs and walk through the space(s) you wish to renovate, working with you to set realistic expectations for a successful remodel project.

3. Enlist the Help of Trustworthy Professionals

No matter how experienced you may be, chances are your whole home remodel will require the help of a professional or two. If you decide to hire a professional remodeler, it’s important to find a company whose mission and work align with your unique needs, goals, and vision. Because you have so much on the line, find professionals whom you can trust and who can provide unwavering support throughout the process and deliver quality work from start to finish.
It’s always a good idea to chat with a few potential remodeling companies, so you can find the best fit for you and your project. When talking with remodeling companies, don’t be afraid to ask for references or to see recent transformations, so you can get a better idea of the work they’ve produced. To help you with your search, we’ve compiled the best questions to ask prospective remodeling companies, so you can get a clear understanding of their involvement, process, costs, design aesthetic, etc.

Trust Gonyea Transformations for Your Whole Home Remodeling Needs

At Gonyea Transformations, we understand how much you’re investing in your whole home remodel, and because of this, we’re dedicated to helping you bring your unique renovation to life with a stress-free renovation process.
Our talented team of designers, contractors, builders, and architects are here for you every step of the way, helping you navigate all the renovation complexities and moving parts. If you’re ready to get started on a whole home remodeling project, contact the experts at Gonyea Transformations today to discuss your vision, so we can learn more about you, your family, and your renovation goals.