No more wood paneling! Death to dated tilework! It’s time to stop drooling over online inspiration and take on the tired design in your beloved family home! Keep all your memories under one roof, but ditch the clumsy kitchen layout, get the owners’ suite you deserve, or tailor your bathroom to meet your every need! If you’re considering remodeling your home, you likely have questions about the order of events, time commitment, and budget involved with your project.
At Peacock & Company, we appreciate that you’re taking the time to learn about the process so you can make the most of your remodeling project! We understand what an investment of time, money, heart, and dreams this process can be. We’ve been remodeling South Bend area homes for years, and we’re pleased to use our experience with a wide variety of remodeling projects to help you plan your project. If you live in our neighborhood, we’d be honored to talk with you about your remodeling project!
The steps for remodeling are a bit different for every project, but most follow the same general order. Here are the steps for remodeling your home:
This part is a lot of fun! Collect style inspiration, color palettes, decor, and material ideas online. Pin everything and prune it down later. It can be easier to narrow down your favorite if you view lots of looks that once sparked your fancy side by side. Revisiting your choices can ensure that your vision consistently delights and subtly evolves.
Learn more about the area you are considering remodeling:
Once you have a rough idea of the project you envision, you will have an idea about the kind of budget your project might require. We’ll talk more about the cost of a remodel later. Remodeling projects can be financed in several ways (e.g., savings, Home Equity Line of Credit, home equity loan, personal loan, credit card). Assess your situation and speak with your financial team to select the right one for you. Many of the common mistakes during remodels are avoided with careful planning.
Check out some contractors in your area. Review their recent projects to find a good match with the look you envision.
Interview your top candidates to ensure you find the right fit. You deserve a contractor who invests in your dreams. An excellent contractor will take the time to answer your questions and make sure you understand the details. When interviewing a contractor, consult our list here for great contractor interview questions.
We need to get the proper permits for your project to ensure that all goes according to plan during the build and your project meets all local requirements so that you don’t have a hassle on your hands when it’s time to resell.
Kiss your old space goodbye! It’s time for the dust to fly! If you are remodeling a large portion of your living space or a room that can’t be easily replaced, like a kitchen, you will have to make plans to continue your daily life in your remaining space or stay somewhere else.
Preparation for your remodel might include:
Each project includes a unique combination of these needs, and many contractors complete some of them in a different order, but remodeling work is generally completed in the following order:
Your project isn’t over until you approve the work. Your contractor will usually schedule a final walkthrough and follow-up to ensure that you’re happy with your new space.
How long will your remodeling project take? How much will your remodeling project cost? Of course, the unsatisfying answer is that it depends. Your builder can give you a much better estimate of the length of your project. With that said, we all feel a little more comfortable when we have a ballpark idea.
Cost: Costs for kitchen remodels in South Bend range from $24,600 for a minor project to $115,000 for an upscale project. Average major kitchen remodels cost about $52,000.
Time: Typical kitchen remodeling projects take two to four months.
Cost: Bathroom remodels cover a wide range of costs. High-end bathroom remodels in South Bend cost $70,200. Mid-range bathroom remodels in the area run an average of $27,600. A universal design bathroom remodel averages $44,200 in South Bend.
Time: Bathroom remodels generally take eight to ten weeks.
If you live within the South Bend Area, we would love to talk to you about your remodeling project. Peacock & Company has the expertise and experience to deliver satisfying results for your Michiana area remodel. Give us a call today or reach out to get started!