When remodeling your home, it’s easy to get lost in what you had in mind and keep a narrow mind on the end goal. But sometimes, when you are planning your home remodel, new ideas will come that are even better than what you could have thought.
Your home is ever changing and if you let it will grow and change with you over time! When you are planning a home remodel, we recommend keeping in mind a few things:
- Make sure your contractor and designer are experts you trust. This way, when they have ideas you might not have thought of you will listen with an open mind.
- Prepare the rest of your home. If you are going to be remodeling a certain area, like a kitchen then it’s best to utilize another area of your home for that purpose during your renovation.
- Ask every question. If you are asking your contractors what is on your mind, it help you be prepared for every step of the renovation. A true professional will have an answer to every question and will be willing to answer all of your questions.
- Create a plan with your team. This will ease your mind during the time your home is being remodeled, it’s easy to get anxious to see and live in the final product. Having a plan will also help keep everyone involved on the same page.
We recently worked with a couple who thought they wanted to do one renovation on their home but then decied to go in a different direction. This Loudonville couple started by getting a quote to finish their attic space, but then changed gears and decided the kitchen was more important at this time. Estimator Anthony and designer Justina from Bennett Contracting went to work on a new design. The home is an older colonial with classic features, and the existing kitchen was a poorly laid out 90’s nightmare. With children in the home the island cooktop alone was a constant danger.
By adding a window and removing the wall from the dining room, the new kitchen is much brighter and connected to the rest of the home. Bennett removed the old vinyl tile and continued the wood flooring into the new kitchen space. Justina admits it was so much fun working on this project because the owners were open to all sorts of design features. Roll-outs in most cabinets, hidden bread boards, hutch coffee bar, brass chicken wire, and the very cool antique foot rail. Then there are the custom cabinet colors. RD Henry Cabinets matched Glidden paint colors to get the exact color the client desired. They even sent three cabinet samples to get it right. These classic features combined with the modern design brings new life to the space.
A successful home remodel works best when you are working with a team you trust. At Bennett Contracting, we go the extra mile to consider factors in your home that you may not even know you would need. With our years of experience, we are able to learn about your home and lifestyle and put those ideas into action to make your home, a place where you love to be. For more information on our design process or with any questions, you can contact us at 518-462-6731 or online via our website.