Remodeling Checklist: Everything You Need for a Home Remodel

A home remodel is one of the most important home improvement projects you will complete. There is a lot involved in a renovation project, no matter if you are simply upgrading your bathroom or completing an entire floor remodel. Home renovations can appear overwhelming, especially to homeowners who have not completed one before.

While planning your project, you need as many resources as possible to ensure a smooth project. The Renovation Roadmap™ is an online renovation planner full of resources, tip sheets, videos, and more to make your home remodel easy, straightforward, and fun! The Renovation Roadmap can help you plan for your renovation and guide you through every step of your home remodeling checklist:

  1. Create a Budget:

Your budget influences almost every decision you make in your home renovation, so establishing your budget early on is crucial. To make a budget, you must marry your renovation goals with your current financial capabilities, a task that can be very challenging for some homeowners. The Renovation Roadmap’s Price the Journey offers advice for creating a budget that will keep you on track for every purchase and decision you make.

  1. Choose the Perfect Contractor

Finding the right contractor can make or break your home remodel and is an essential part of your remodeling checklist. When picking a contractor, you need to know what questions to ask, how to understand their capabilities, and what to look out for in their processes  making this a difficult task for many homeowners. The Renovation Roadmap’s Travel Partner section gives you expert tips and checklists on researching and interviewing contractors, so you can make an informed decision and choose a contractor who will give you the best results.

  1. Create Your Design:

Your remodeling checklist is not complete without choosing your design for your renovation. Your new floorplan will dictate the look and feel of your space and is critical to you loving the outcome of your remodel, but you need a clear and well-thought-out design to make that happen. The Renovation Roadmap’s Watch for Hazards feature provides sample floor plans, design advice, and common design mistakes to avoid that you can use to craft a beautiful design. Membership to the Renovation Roadmap also gives you access to an entire online community of homeowners and renovation experts who you will help you gather ideas and inspiration along the way.

  1. Go Shopping:

Once you have your budget, contractor, and design in place, it’s time to make selections! It can be challenging to stay within your budget and make high-quality purchases. The Shopping Pit Stop from the Renovation Roadmap offers a variety of material selection checklists that you can use while shopping for your cabinetry, countertops, appliances, furniture, flooring, and other materials. This resource will arm you with everything you need to make cost-effective and informed decisions.

  1. Review Contracts & Documentation

As your project progresses and you are ready to finish up and sign contracts, you need to make sure you understand what you are signing to avoid any mistakes or misleading language. The Renovation Roadmap’s Read the Map section provides sample documentation like a contract and scope of work for you to review and ensure you are protected when signing your own documentation.

Join the Renovation Roadmap for Remodeling Checklists, Videos, and Other Resources!

With the Renovation Roadmap, a home remodel does not need to be a stressful experience. A membership will give you access to a variety of resources including videos, remodeling checklists, and sample documents, in addition to an online community where you can ask for advice and receive inspiration. With all of these tools at your disposal, the Renovation Roadmap can help you create a space you love.

Sign up for the Renovation Roadmap to complete every item on your remodeling checklist. Learn more and start your membership online.

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