Want to break ground on your next home renovation project in the spring? The time to start planning is now.

It may be hard to imagine, but the holidays are just around the corner. Next thing you know, it will be 2019 and thankfully, spring comes early to Dallas. This means that if you want to start working on a home addition, kitchen renovation, or bathroom remodel, you need to start planning now. There are a lot of moving parts in any residential renovation project and many things can be taken care of in advance.

Pick a Contractor

This is an obvious first step, but obviously one of the most important. You want to find someone who is licensed, insured, experienced, AND has great reviews. Ask friends and family members who they have worked with in the past. Crowdsource your community by posting in your local Nextdoor group. Mom’s groups on Facebook can also be great place for referrals. Get several recommendations and then do your own research. Speak to each firm and their references before making a commitment.

Make a Plan

Beyond the footprint and layout of your remodeling project, you need to make decisions about the design- even down to the door knobs. Details matter in a home renovation and when you make choices in advance of the project you help keep the entire process moving smoothly. The planning time gives you a chance to really think about how you will live in your newly renovated space and what functionality and aesthetic you are looking for. We are partial to the design-build model because it streamlines and uncomplicates the renovation process.

Prepare Yourself and Your Home

It’s important to set realistic expectations when it comes to home renovations. Regularly scheduled programming will be disrupted, but only for a short time and for a good cause! With that in mind, working with a great firm, like Blackline helps- we are committed to leaving every project broom clean at all times to minimize the chaos.

Renovating your home can be stressful no matter how much you prepare. Working with a design-build firm like Blackline Renovations, that has a track record of great communication and client satisfaction is the best way to make your next home project the easiest one yet. Don’t just take it from us- our clients in the Park Cities and surrounding areas have great things to say.