When it comes to a home renovation, your design selections are a major part of the process, our team at Coleridge Construction have put together some tips for chooseing your design selections, so you can have a great home renovation. 

Know what you want: You don’t want to go into construction still uncertain of what colors you want on your wall or the tiles you want for the backsplash.  You could do it this way, but it’s way more stressful and less likely that you will have a cohesive design as it will be last minute and less thought through.  Flip flopping a bit in deciding your project selections is okay in the beginning, but when it continues into the final stages of preconstruction is where it can become detrimental to a project.  Causing project delays, alters in budget costs and overall, more stress on a renovation then needs be.

Avoid Back Orders: One problem of not having selections in place is one might just miss out on them all together.  Even though Covid is now passed us the effects of it in material processing is still there which means, back orders.  Lots and continually.  But by choosing selections and having them purchased earlier on, you are guaranteed to get the product that you want.

Is that what we ordered? Sometimes when choosing from so many designs we can forget what we actually choose and then during construction it might come as a surprise when it’s installed.  Our tip for this is having a software to log design choices so that one can track what their selections are so hopefully there are no surprises in the end.

Choose a Designer: Designers are a great choice if you need someone to help you choose the right products for your home renovation.  Yes, you do have to pay a little extra for this service but usually when you take this root there is a lot less stress involved as someone is personally walking you through the process. 

If a designer isn’t in your finances, we recommend connecting with retailers as most of them have house designers, or sales teams that specialize in design selections. You can also draw inspiration for sites like Houzz, Pinterest and Architectural Digest.

Know your finances: Understanding the projects finances and how much of those finances are allotted to your design selections is going to be key.  Can your budget handle the cost of hardwood, tile floor and in floor heat, or should you pursue a more cost-effective solution for some areas.  As the design selections can make or break the financial budget its important to know your numbers.

Plan Ahead: Planning early means less stress later, and the more one can plan the easier the process can be.  We know no one wants to be choosing their paint colors the day before the painter comes, or having to delay their project because choices weren’t made on time.  By being diligent in the initial design process you will be able to have a less stressful home renovation.  Ask your contractor for a schedule on when all the projects’ selections need to be made, that way your project will continue to stay on track.

Wherever you are in planning your home renovaiton, we’d love to journey with you.  Contact us today, and let us help you get the renovation of your dreams.

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