Determining Your Remodeling Priorities

Once you have made the decision to remodel, the next important thing to do is to establish your commercial or home remodeling priorities. This will help you and your remodeler develop a project that gives you the most value for your dollar. Here are some recommendations for sorting out your remodeling priorities.

Deciding What You Should Build

1. Some people use the “bucket” method. This approach involves sorting remodeling possibilities into the bucket categories of things you “need,” things you “want,” and things you “would like to have but could live without.”

2. Others use the “pain and importance” method. This involves making a list of the things that cause you pain or frustration in your home and then ranking them in order of importance.

3. A third method for determining your priorities is the “value engineering” method. This is most helpful with larger projects, when you are deciding what portion of your remodeling budget to allocate to each aspect of the project. For example, if you love cooking, you might decide that you want to put more of your budget into your kitchen and less into other areas of your home.

Price, Quality, Service

Do not forget to consider your priorities when it comes to price, quality, and service. Be realistic. Do you really think you can get inspired design, high-quality craftsmanship and materials, and great service from a remodeler offering you a low price? Generally, you get what you pay for: good quality and good service costs a little more. A good value is getting the right blend of price, quality, and service for your project.

Choose the Right NJ Remodeler

Once you have determined the priorities for your project, the next step is selecting your remodeler. Be sure to think about what is important for you in a remodeler:


Experience and expertise?

Quality design?

The level of service?

Dig deep and ask questions to prospective remodelers – all contractors in NJ are not all built the same. Remember, your remodeler will not only be responsible for improving your house and building your dreams, they will be working in your home for an extended period of time. You need to have full faith in your NJ office and home remodeling company in order to be comfortable and confident with them working in your home. Click here for a list of questions you might want to consider asking.

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