Keeping a sturdy and well-maintained home is important, yes, but you should also consider updating its interiors. You’ll find that a bit of remodeling can make a notable difference to the function aesthetics, and comfort of your home, which increases your enjoyment of it in turn. Most homeowners would note which areas have to be spruced up and then choose one or two rooms that needed the most attention. This should be a good idea, but you may soon realize that it actually isn’t.
If you’re planning to renovate this season, you may want to have the entire home done instead of just one or two rooms. Here’s why a whole-home remodel makes for a smarter use of your time and money than remodeling one room at a time.
Better Value for Money
Most would assume that renovating just a few rooms at a time seems to be more cost-effective and that you can always leave the rest for later when budget allows. But this isn’t actually the case. That’s because every remodeling project mostly follows an established process. Whether you’re having work done on a kitchen or bathroom, the project will start and end the same way.
For every job, your choice of home remodelers will apply for building permits, take proactive measures that protect your home from mess and damage (such as laying drop cloths), and rent a dumpster to be positioned outside to take care of construction debris. Once work is wrapped, they’ll take it all down and clean everything up.
These tasks usually come with a charge, meaning that you’ll be paying for these same services each time you have one room renovated. This isn’t the case with a whole-home remodel because you’ll be paying for these expenses only once.
Fast and Efficient Remodeling Work
The project coverage of a whole-home remodel is far bigger. However, each piece of a large job goes much quickly and efficiently because your choice of remodeling company can do all of them all at the same time. Scheduling a single, longer visit is often the better idea instead of several shorter, single-job appearances. And barring unforeseen circumstances, your project will more or less follow the set timeline.
Cohesive Interior Living Spaces
You already know that excellent visual design is a huge part of the remodeling experience. The aim is to make your home lovely and appealing, and this means making sure its design elements are consistent with each other. This is possible with smart and creative use of colors, patterns, shapes, styles and materials. If you go for a whole-home remodel instead of a one-room renovation, your interior design expert will have an easier time tying all these elements together. Each living space will flow seamlessly with each other, even when each room appears to be different in look and function.
A bigger project means making bigger alterations to you and your family’s comfort and routine. However, a whole-home remodel actually makes adjusting to these changes far easier. The reason for this is that you only need to experience this interruption to your routine only once. You’ll need to stay someplace else temporarily for a few weeks, but once the project is done, you won’t need to worry about an upset routine anytime soon. But if you tackle a bath upgrade and then a kitchen remodeling project, you and your family (and pets) will need to deal with the change multiple times.
How to Choose the Right Home Remodeler
Renovating one room at a time tends to be stressful. The same thing is true for a whole-home remodel, except the stress is taken up to 11. That’s why you should consider your choice of home remodeling companies carefully. You’ll want to work with someone you can trust to provide the highest quality results. But there’s no need to worry; finding the right one is actually not that difficult. Here’s how to get started:
- Referrals are your friend. Almost everything and everyone is online these days, so looking for prospective remodelers in your area can be quite simple. But if you want to have an even easier time, just ask family and friends for referrals. These should give you a clearer and better picture of what your experience will be like with a given remodeler.
- Check their qualifications. Contractors without one should be shown the door. License, bond and insurance, along with workers’ compensation and liability coverage, are all integral for your greater protection, so your choice of remodeler should have them. And don’t hesitate to ask for proof – it never hurts to be sure. Cottage Industries, Inc is always willing to show proof of our credentials should you need it.
- Ask about their experience. You’ll want your whole-home remodel done properly and fast, which means selecting a design construction contractor with the necessary experience. Cottage Industries, Inc is not only fully licensed, bonded and insured, but we have also been in business for over 30 years. Homeowners on the Main Line have trusted us to deliver creative architectural design, sound structural engineering, efficient and supportive project management, and fine craftsmanship from the very start, and we have never let them down.
- Get a list of references. Your remodelers can talk all day about how good they are, but what’s more important is what their previous clients are saying. How about asking them for an updated list of references? Cottage Industries, Inc is proud of the fact that we continue to earn five-star ratings locally, in Google and in Houzz. We also maintain an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is a testament to our commitment to full customer satisfaction. Add an industry-leading five-year warranty on all projects, and you can see why we remain one of the top home remodeling companies in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Give Us a Call Today
Providing top-tier options, superior workmanship and customer-focused service is what Cottage Industries, Inc does best. From home remodeling to historic restorations, we are your top choice in Devon and Philadelphia, PA, and all other areas on the Main Line. Schedule your design consultation today by calling us at (610) 293-9750 or filling out this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!