As a homeowner, you probably have a project or two on your mind and been thinking about it for some time before you actually get started with the job. Sometimes, it is just an idea mulling around in the back of your head and you can’t pull all the concepts and designs together. Or it could be that you saw the perfect design, colors and look at your friend’s home or a model home that you toured. Whatever may be the case, it’s extremely helpful to put your ideas on paper.
You could create an “Idea Folder” by taking photos or tearing pictures from magazines. The pictures can be ideas of small parts of a job and many pictures of different ideas will help create your new look. For example, one picture could be the color of a cabinet or paint for the walls. Another picture may include a sink, a chandelier or floor tile design.
You will live in YOUR Dream Home by creating all the aspects of importance to you. You’ll want to review your Idea Folder again and again, showing certain aspects to your Designer or Contractor. Each little piece will pull together the entire look for you. Some of your Dreams may seem unlikely; however, you really don’t know until you discuss them with your Contractor. It is best to uncover all your thoughts and ideas at the beginning of a project. This helps keep the job running smoothly, without delays as well as saves you money from having to backtrack and redo a job in order to accommodate your changes.
However, let’s say that you suddenly came up with a new idea or were finally brave enough to speak up about something you’ve been dreaming about, but just didn’t think was feasible. By all means, do bring it up! The Contractor will let you know if and how it can be completed and will tell you if it will create a delay.
Remember that practically all Remodeling jobs do have delays of some sort and since it is your home, you do have the right to have the finished product you’ve been dreaming about. I tell my clients that my main goal is for them to have the finished product that they will be happy with and all else fits around this. So, go for it and ask for what you truly want.