How To Prepare for a Remodel

We understand that the idea of remodeling can be overwhelming. But the truth is, just deciding you want to do it is a huge first step. And once you start to visualize how much easier and more comfortable life at home will be once it’s done, you’re really on your way. Here’s some guidance for how to prepare for a remodel.

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Make a List, Room By Room

While Innovate Atlanta Design-Build is working on your project, we can help you complete everything you’ve been wanting to accomplish around your house. For example, if you’re renovating your bathroom, you can give us your to-do list of other things, like finally installing that outlet in the floor, putting up a chandelier in your dining room, replacing an old tiled countertop on your kitchen island, wallpapering your closet, adding media built-ins and bookshelves in your living room, painting your bedroom …  you get the idea.

Living room with built in bookshelf and muted color furnitureSo go ahead and take inventory of everything in your house that’s been bugging you. Here are some examples:

  • A mudroom that’s a cluttered mishmash of coats, shoes, sports equipment, dog leashes and bags
  • A lack of pantry storage
  • Closets that are bursting at the seams
  • Toys that have nowhere to live when no one is playing with them
  • Wires from media equipment that are mucking up your views
  • A need for a nice concealed spot that will conceal your cat’s litter box
  • Inadequate outdoor lighting
  • Bathroom countertops that are too low
  • A lack of prep space in the kitchen
  • A need for a better work-from-home space
  • A bedroom that’s calling for the breeze a ceiling fan can provide
  • A laundry room that makes doing laundry feel like even more of a chore

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Think About What You Need

OK. Now you have a list of problems. And we know you’ve been looking through the web and watching home design shows that make you dream of improvements for your own home. So think about things that would make you function better. This is your wishlist.

Marietta mudroom remodel with coat rack

Some wish list examples include (but certainly are NOT limited to):

  • Mudroom lockers for each family member
  • A workstation sink that could add some prep space to your kitchen
  • Built-ins for media, books, toys and display
  • A reconfigured closet
  • Replacing tired tile
  • Installing open shelving or cabinets in your laundry room
  • Giving other spaces a fresh coat of paint
  • Adding a new countertop to a bathroom that would look great if only it didn’t have that old tired one
  • Putting up new lights in the yard
  • Replacing old carpeting
  • Updating a fireplace surround

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Corral Your Style Inspirations

Sometimes the thought of corralling all the inspirational images we see online can be overwhelming. Start a new Houzz Ideabook or Pinboard or Instagram Collection fresh. Pick just one to make it seem less overwhelming. Scroll through your favorites and find the ones you would like for your own home. We invite you to check out our social media as well. This will help you see the type of work we’ve done in past projects:

Instagram: Innovate Atlanta

Houzz: Innovate Atlanta

Facebook: Innovate Atlanta

Give Innovate Atlanta Design-Build a Call

Of course, you don’t have to accomplish any of these things before you give us a call. It’s simply a way to help get your how to prepare for a remodel juices flowing. If you’re ready to start the process, we’ll help guide you every step of the way. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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