How to Prepare For Your Home Remodel

by Diamond Coat

Whether you are planning on using epoxy or another material for your renovation, these recommendations will help you to have the best experience possible when remodeling your home.

Before you make any design decisions, it is important to have a clear plan in front of you. Go through your home and ask yourself these questions:

What do I like and dislike about my home?

Take the time to consider what you dislike and like about your current style. Continue to use those aspects of the home you enjoy, and make sure to not repeat the designs that you now dislike. You don't want to repeat previous design mistakes that you may regret later on.

Which areas are the most important to me to remodel?

Are the countertops in your home an eyesore? Or are you looking to refinish a floor? Write a dream list of everything you would like to change, and then go through and select what is most important to you. This will greatly impact the direction of your home's remodel!

Will these projects affect my day-to-day life?

If you want a new floor in your living room, are you prepared to not have access to that room for a period of time? It is important to take into consideration your needs and how to accommodate for an installation of a new floor.

The most common areas to start with a remodel are the kitchen or bathrooms. These highly frequented rooms are the heart (and gut) of a well functioning home. To make many substantial changes to these rooms, you will have to plan ahead. How long are you ready to go without a kitchen?

Get Inspired

Now that you have a better understanding of what you are looking to remodel, it’s time to get inspired. Collect photos of your desired look in your home, keeping in mind the time required for the different installation processes. For example, a new granite countertop can take a long time to locate, let alone install. An epoxy countertop that is customized to look like the expensive granite countertop you wanted is a better solution for many homeowners. Your existing countertops can quickly be resurfaced using epoxy and you also have the ultimate creative control of the process unlike with a stone countertop.

A great place to start looking for ideas is houzz.com or pinterest.com save the homes you like the most and spend time identifying the materials you would like to use. Once you know what you want, you can easily go to your local installer or contractor of your desired materials and show them exactly what you want. Going into a remodel unsure about your goals can often lead to blown budgets or dissatisfaction with the end result.

Visit Showrooms

Once you have a plan for your remodel, visit local showrooms and discuss your project with an installer. When you visit, be sure to have the square footage of your desired projects and to schedule a quote for their services. The majority of the time, these quotes are free and are a great way to truly prepare for your remodel.

Once you have your quotes in hand, choose the projects that are key to your home to and schedule the installations. 

Making sure to use these guidelines for preparing for your home remodel will improve your experience, and the end result of your projects. If you are looking to seamlessly resurface your existing floors, countertops, and walls with a durable, waterproof epoxy, contact our team of installers. We would be happy to help you transform your home. Call us today at 970.639.9338