Planning a Whole Home Remodel

When you purchased your home, you likely took into consideration its location and basic structure. However, even if you like your home as a whole, some elements may not entirely meet your sense of style or your needs. If this is the case, you may want to consider a whole home remodel.

This type of project is a large undertaking, but has countless benefits. Overall, it is not that much different from a new construction. Completing the project all at once typically takes less time than if you renovated one room at a time. This method also usually costs less. However, you can still split the project up if that makes it easier for you.

After the work is complete, you will be able to enjoy a home that reflects your personality and desires. 

Here are some of the essential details you will need to consider when undertaking a whole home remodel:

Make a Plan

Any remodeling project requires thoughtful and detailed planning, and a whole home remodel is no different. You’ll need to thoroughly assess your needs and desires to ensure that you will accomplish your goals.

The process:

  • Formulate your plan. 
  • Consider the layout of your house. 
  • Decide how you want to use the space. 
  • Keep your end goal in mind and decide what your future needs might be: 
  1. Are you renovating to improve the overall value of your home? 
  2. Do you need extra space for a growing family or multi-generational living
  3. Will you spend the rest of your life in your current home, or just the next several years? 

Making a list of your goals will help clarify exactly what you wish to achieve with a whole home remodel.

While planning for your remodel, you will also want to make a plan for yourself and your family. Keep in mind the importance of protecting yourself, your children, and your pets. Ideally, it’s best to plan to pack up everything and move out during a whole home remodel. You can rent a house or apartment, or stay with family or friends. This will allow your contractor to complete the work much more quickly than if you remain in the home. Additionally, it will make your daily life less stressful than living in the home during the renovation. 

If moving out is not an option for you, you’ll need to consider your daily routine and relay that to your contractor so they are not there too early or late. You should plan for decluttering your home and packing up any items that are breakable or have high sentimental or monetary value. Onsite pods or an offsite storage unit can both be great investments while completing a whole home renovation. You’ll also need to plan for outages in water and electricity. Another recommendation is that you create a renovation-free zone where you can relax and unwind.

Detail Expected Scope of Work

Deciding how you want to use the space will define the scope of work that needs to be done. 

Important questions to ask are:

  • What is the square footage of the spaces that are part of your design/build?
  • Are you looking to replace windows and/or doors? 
  • Are you planning aesthetic changes such as new flooring or paint? 
  • Is part of your plan to gut entire rooms such as your kitchen or bathroom
  • Are you taking down or putting up walls, or significantly changing the layout of the home?
  • Will you need to reroute plumbing or electrical lines?

Considering your scope of work will help determine your budget. Opening up walls, floors, and ceilings may expose unseen issues with the home that will need to be fixed before the remodel can continue. It is important to budget extra time and money to take care of these issues if they do occur. 

Choose a Design Style

Once you have a plan in place, you will need to choose your design style. A home built in a certain era may lend itself well to a certain design. Are you interested in a minimal, industrial, or modern look? Maybe you are more comfortable with warm colors and a rustic wood design. Are you looking to update your home, or improve the layout to eliminate challenging movement flow? All of these factors will play a part in choosing what style would be most complementary for your re-designed home.

Tucson Remodeling Contractor

At Corso Construction, we understand that a whole house remodeling project is as much about the journey as it is about the end result. We will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire renovation process.

We will help clarify your dream home desires and translate these into a plan of action. Every detail of your home remodeling journey is important and from concept to completion, you can count on our highly skilled team.

Call Corso Construction today for your whole home remodeling needs.