When you plan a home remodel that’s in line with your budget, expect to review and revise it.

It can sometimes feel like an uphill battle matching your renovation dreams to your budget, and it may feel like you have to pick one or the other. However, there’s a lot you can do to get the look you want at the right price. You can work with the professionals to sharpen your renovation vision, understand the bottom line cost, and refine the home remodel to match your budget when necessary.

Firstly, create your dream plan.

Talk with your general contractor about what you would ideally like your home remodels to include. Collect images of homes that inspire you and make a list of things you like and dislike about your current property. This information will help you, and the general contractor, to gain a deeper understanding of what you envision the finished product to look like. He or she may ask you about how you live day to day, how you use the space, and what materials you prefer.

Show the home’s existing conditions.

Get a measured drawing that shows the home as it is or an accurate rendering of the house before the home remodel. These home remodel drawings may be done by the general contractor or architect to ensure that they are precise and correct. Once you have an as-built, you’re not throwing money away. The more information you have beforehand, the less likely you are to make a change in the field or experience a surprise.

Budget check.

Once the architect designed has crafted initial drawings with dimensions, it’s time for an initial price comparison from contractors, also called a rough order of magnitude cost comparison. These initial price comparisons are reasonable ballparks for how much a project might cost to build. Keep in mind that the final number will depend on finishes and materials you select.

Refine your vision.

Even owners fortunate enough to have flexible or unlimited budgets must decide what features are really worth the price. Ask yourself what top five features you want the most and ensure that they get seen to right away. If you can afford more, by all means, do so, but if you do need to scale back your vision, aim to get rid of features you aren’t as concerned about.

Having a good general contractor and design team on board early in the process can help you decide where to compromise as well as guide you through all the decisions you’ll need to make. Are you ready to get started? Schedule a consultation with our team at Levi Design Build so that we can go over your vision and ideas. Even if you don’t have all the details ironed out yet, we can work together to draft a plan of action. Contact us today for your Californian home construction needs!

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