This is an age old question, which comes first, design or product selection. That probably ultimately depends on your approach, and the type of home remodeling project you are undertaking. Below are examples of how one can come before the other, and a third example where they are happening simultaneously.
With larger and more complex projects, the design usually comes before the product selection phase. A good example is a kitchen remodel, which is one of the more complicated projects. You really need to design the layout of the new kitchen and the overall style and look of the Read More
A bathroom remodel is a larger home remodel project than our previous example of replacing the carpet in a room and requires more planning. But our six key elements of home project management are still applicable with a bigger project. Let’s take a look at how each one applies with the assumption that our bathroom remodel is keeping all the wall locations the same and the plumbing hook-ups in the same spot. Read More
There are six elements to every home project to consider when it comes to moving forward with a project. Since we know that all projects are not equal in size or scope, the most important elements are probably different depending on what the project is. Here are the six elements for every home project to consider before getting started on your project. Read More
Every homeowner seems to have ideas in their head about what projects they would like to improve their home. The ideas are endless and vision of “what could be” makes us happy in our dreamlike state. Then reality hits.
The woman wants a new kitchen. She also hates the carpet in the bathroom. The man wants a “man cave” big screen TV or theater room. The hot water is not hot anymore and the hot water heater may need to be replaced. The kids want a pool. The budget is tight and you can’t afford everything. Choices need to be made. The negotiations, or selling pitches, begin on why this project is more important than the other. Planning out all your projects is critical to managing a home and keeping healthy relationships in the home. Read More
The word project has lots of different meanings to different homeowners. And not all projects are created equal. So what is a project in our homes? There are small projects and big projects. There are simple projects and complex projects. There are urgent projects that need to get done right away, and there are discretionary projects that are more wish lists for the future. There are indoor projects, projects on the outside of the home, and landscape projects. Read More