16 Top Tips for Your Full Home Remodel

Today’s housing market is a scary proposition for some homeowners. You can sell your home and make a considerable profit. Unfortunately, you’ll end up paying double or triple for a new place in some areas.

Even more intimidating, is trying to place a competitive offer against a property investor or someone open to a bidding war. Today, more homeowners are deciding to stay put and invest their home’s equity into a full home remodel.

It’s a great idea if you love your existing neighborhood and don’t want to move to a new city. However, remodeling your home is a significant endeavor and will take time and much consideration. Once you decide to go this route, there are a lot of decisions to make.

Even if this scenario is not your reason for an entire home remodel, we have you covered. Keep reading for our 16 tips to consider for a successful home remodeling project.

Refreshing a Disarrayed Residence

After college, I am moving into my parents’ house, but in a good way. They are empty-nesters who just did the snowbird thing of getting a place where it’s warm. They will be down there from September to March, and I’ll have the house to myself for free. Well, not entirely for free. I’ll be living there, but they asked me to spruce the place up, and oh-my-god does it need sprucing. Try shadowy drapes that haven’t been changed since the 80’s, a gas stove with only two working burners, a fridge that gets the floor wet (ugh), and my dad’s collection of college baseball paraphernalia (he didn’t play baseball).

I realize that I am lucky to have a place that I won’t have to pay for, but I’m freaking out a little bit. They’ll be paying for the upgrades, which is fine, but I’m going to be the one making sure everything gets done. I’m not a DIY person. I don’t know the first thing about making a house look good. However, when I asked them what they wanted me to do, they said, “do what you like!” Literally. Really helpful, Mom and Dad.

The house needs a major re-design – and some repairs on top of that. Where do I start?