Remodeling your home may be something to consider for many reasons.  Maybe your home needs to be updated.  Maybe you are looking to increase the value of your home for resale.  Or maybe you just need a change.  No matter the reason, home renovations are on the rise.  In 2016, home owners spent $361 Billion on home renovations.  That was a 13.5% increase from 2015 and the largest spike in home renovation spending since 2007, the year before the recession.  And this trend in home renovations is predicted to continue.

Today we begin a journey you're sure to enjoy.  Over the next few months, we will take you on a tour of a remodel project in progress.  Our goal is to share with you the different stages of a complete home remodel.  The first step in the process is the initial discussion with a custom designer and the home owners as they tour the home.  The designer listens to the customer's ideas and requests, studies the current floor plan, and provides the customer with a plan of the new layout.  In some cases, the floor plan may remain unchanged, and the goal is to update the features of the home.

With this particular project, the home owners want to update both floors of their residential condominium unit by removing some interior walls to open up the living space on the first floor, as well as slightly changing the layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor to better utilize the space.

Once the floor plan for the renovations has been approved by the home owners, contracts are signed, materials ordered, and the work is scheduled.

For our next post, we will take you through the demolition of the home's interior, and the preparation for any electrical, plumbing, and heating work that needs to be updated.