What do you think of when you think of spring? How about sitting on your deck with a cool glass of lemonade? Or enjoying an evening by your outdoor fire pit? Maybe grilling for friends in your new outdoor kitchen? Spring is all about coming out of hibernation and enjoying the weather, which isn’t hard to do when your outdoor space is simply irresistible. If you want to take advantage of a new deck, screened-in porch or outdoor kitchen, now is the time to begin those projects. Here are 7 tips that will help you speed through you spring remodel so you get to fully enjoy your new space.
1. Decide On Your Project
It would be AWESOME if we had all the money in the world to remodel every room in our home, but we know that’s not always the case! A lot of the time we must compromise and choose the space we most want for our spring remodel. Is your dilapidated deck falling apart or is your screened-in porch barely screened anymore? Choose a project that not only fits your budget, but also solves your most immediate needs.
2. Determine your budget
Let’s be honest, this part isn’t as fun – but it is necessary! This step might require some research to see what similar remodel projects costed. Once you have an idea of the price range and how much money you are willing to spend, you’ll be able to create a realistic budget that a remodeler can stick to.
3. Get Inspiration
Spend some time on Pinterest and Houzz to get some design ideas for your space. Ask yourself what kind of feeling you would like it to convey through the design. Do you want something more modern and clean, or do you want something bright and trendy? Determining your style and integrating that into your home’s existing style will help create a cohesive look for your spring addition and ensure that it matches your unique taste!
4. Research Remodelers (cough cough)
Before you begin a project, it’s good to look for remodelers who come highly referred. Looking at customer reviews on Houzz or the company’s website can give insight from homeowners like you on how the company interacts with customers, how they work under budgets and deadlines, and how satisfied customers were with the end result. In the end, you want to choose a remodeling company who cares about your home and your happiness!
5. Develop a Plan
Once you have chosen a local remodeler, you can meet to discuss a plan. This plan will include a timeline, the final budget, materials, design and more. This is your time to ask questions and put all your ideas on the table. The more you and your trusted remodeler discuss, the better idea they will have about what you want and your expectations for the project.
6. Decorate, Decorate, Decorate
Once the tools and hard hats are put away and all the workers are gone, your new space is ready for the final touches. Use your online inspiration to find furniture and décor that is DURABLE and meant for the outdoors, and that reflects your personal style. Have fun and experiment with different colors, patterns and textures to create an outdoor space that is unique and functional. AKA, a place you’ll never want to leave!
Enjoy Your New Outdoor Space
Easiest tip, right? Congrats, you made it through the remodel process and the finished product is gorgeous! Now is the time to sit back, relax and enjoy the weather and your awesome new outdoor space.
Looking to get your outdoors ready for spring? Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling can help. We complete all our projects on time, on budget, and with no surprises. That’s our promise to you. Contact us today at (573) 446-2222 to discuss your spring remodel ideas!