If you are considering a home property renovation of some sort, you may be wondering what exactly lies ahead of you. Home renovations can include everything from the structure of the home itself, to the outdoor elements of the property. If you plan to work on outdoor elements, your renovation might include things such as custom paver, turf and retaining wall installation.
No matter what kind of project you’re having on, the first step in the process is planning. Sit down with the other members of your household to discuss your goals and desires for the project. It’s important to think through what you hope to accomplish, what your budget is and the timeframe you’d like to complete the project in. Write out your checkpoints for which pieces of the project you’d like done by what times. Then, decide on the types of designs that are possible in that timeline.
Planning & Design
If you have experience in home design or home renovation, you may already know exactly what kinds of designs you’d like to implement. If you’re not sure, the planning stage is the time to research! Think about friends, neighbors and family members who have what you consider to be a beautiful curb appeal. What is it about their homes that you like? Which design features would you like to see implemented in your home? Also think about specific features you don’t enjoy as much and make sure to note those, so they don’t end up incorporated in your property design. It may also help to flip through outdoor living magazines or online resources like Instagram, Pinterest or Houzz.
Selecting a Contractor
After planning out your project and deciding on a design, it’s time to select a contractor. A contractor is your partner in creating the perfect outdoor space for your home. When it comes time to choose a contractor for your project, it’s important to select someone that will oversee your goals from start to finish and ensure each step along the way is completed with the utmost quality. Once you’ve selected a contractor, make sure to put everything in writing so you have a firm set of expectations for your project.
Installation & Completion
One of the final steps of the home project process is installation. After spending time planning, designing and conducting several meetings with designers and contractors, it’s time for the project to begin. During installation, make sure to communicate with your contractor and their team often. Communication is going to be key in ensuring there are the project comes out as you had imagined. In construction projects of any kind, surprises may come up along the way, so communicating clearly and openly, and asking questions when you have them is going to help make sure everyone is on the same page. Additionally, installation may at times be loud or obstruct your entrance or exit to the home. Speak with your contractor in advance of the project start date so you are prepared for any of these slight hindrances to your routine.
Last but not least, the final part of the project is completion. When the hours of installation are over and the team gets to present you with your new outdoor space, you can finally relax. The hard work is over it is time for you to enjoy your new space with the ones you love. Make the most of your home’s fresh look!