Today’s world simply spins too fast upon it’s axis for anyone to seriously consider a Home Improvement Design, right?
A Home Improvement Design takes too much time, too much effort and (most popular concern) too much money.
If you are one who enjoys driving without a map, sense of direction or GPS, sure. Or if you use a Magic 8 Ball for answers to important choices, sure.
Top Benefits of Having a Home Improvement Design In Place
Home Improvement Design is likened to the week of practice leading into the big game, a new recipe for a gourmet dinner, a detailed itinerary for a business trip. Having a design in place for your Home Improvement is just like having a game plan, a recipe and an itinerary all in one!
Benefits of Having a Home Improvement Design In Place Are:
- Concise Directions
- Time Savings
- Reliable Cost Proposals
- Minimize Your Negative Emotions
- Maximize Your Budget
Home Improvement Design Produces Concise Directions
Your Home Improvement is your vision for the space at your home to be improved upon.
A Home Improvement Design is the Design Professional’s interpretation of your vision. A quality Home Improvement Design Professional assists in extracting the thoughts and ideas you have for your space to provide two dimensional plans and three dimensional models.
You review these plans and models to ensure your vision is clearly being understood.
Once you provide final approval for the home improvement design – the design becomes the ‘map’ for all aspects related to your home improvement project from this point forward.
Home Improvement Design Accrues Time Savings
Front end planning creates back end efficiency.
Time utilized creating the Design for your Home Improvement Project pays dividends on the backend during the build phase of the Home Improvement. Any delay is best served on the front end acquiring answers and feedback to the design opposed to having a space sitting open and unusable during the build.
You may think the design aspect might be an inconvenience but consider going without your kitchen for an additional six to eight weeks due to lack of design and preparation on the front end!
The Home Improvement Design condenses all the information related to the Home Improvement Project making it easier and more effecient to order materials, schedule sub contractors, obtain necessary permits and other logistical matters involved with a home improvement project
All the while providing you with a fairly realistic idea of what to expect and for how long.
This key facet to having a Home Improvement Design in place puts your space into service sooner. Which means your enjoyment of your home improvement starts sooner, also!
Home Improvement Design Creates an Environment for Reliable Cost Proposals
You having a design in place you approve of front and center places you in a position to obtain accurate pricing for your Home Improvement Project
You will not have to wonder what type of key materials the contractor is going to use. How big the space is eventually going to be. Nor will there be the chance to subsitute inferior construction methods and materials for lack of direction. As the design will clearly state what is expected.
If you select Sherwin Williams’ SW 9048 Surfin’ for your wall color the contractor cannot apply left over blue from another job onto your walls and say, “It says BLUE!”
Home Improvement Designs includes the macro and micro components of a Home Improvement Project which places accurate and reliable pricing for your review and from which to make your decision as to whom is going to be awarded the project.
Home Improvement Design Minimizes Your Negative Emotions
Fear, worry, angst, anxiety are all common emotions you could feel before, during and sometimes after a Home Improvement Project. These and other negative emotions occur mostly from uncertainty about the unknown.
How is the home improvement project going to look? Did I make the right choice for the counter for the kitchen, carpet for the basement, paint color for the laundry, decking material for the deck, stamp pattern for the stamped patio?
These questions and more will constantly play over and over without a design in place for your home improvement project.
Freeing up energy to keep you at the top of your personal and professional life before and during the home improvement project. Allowing you to focus clearly upon you and your family’s day to day, and hour by hour needs.
The Home Improvement Design shifts the balance from negative to positive putting your mind at ease and allowing you to enjoy the project before during and after.
Home Improvement Design Maximizes Your Budget
The Home Improvement Design maximizes your budget by making the home improvement efficient while minimizing change order and extra tickets.
This creates a work flow which maintains schedule and budget.
When you work through the design you will discover ways through assistance from your design professional to obtain materials important to you while scaling back on items not so important to you.
Which means that crown molding around the top of your cabinets may or may not be as important to you as getting into the next tier of counter tops. When trying to maximize the bang for the buck these seemingly small choices create the exact home improvement you desire for your budget.
You may be thinking to yourself, “How does it maximize my budget when there is an upfront fee for the design?” While your thoughts are true and understandable, I assure you the minimal cost of obtaining a Home Improvement Design is an investment well made. An extra ticket written by an electrician standing around while final decisions about a particular light and how far from the ceiling it hangs can be a great start towards covering the cost of the design!
Getting Started With Your Home Improvement Design Today is Simple and Easy
Once you have a fairly good direction for your Home Improvement Project in mind – reaching out to a local Design Professional is good advice. If you live in the St. Louis – St. Charles region of Missouri we could potentially schedule a meeting at your convenience. If you live outside the St. Louis – St. Charles region, Benhardt Construction is available to provide design assistance also.
A series of questions from the Design Professional you chose should initiate the Home Improvement Design Process once Design Fees and Expectations are addressed.
You honest answers towards the initial set of questions will provide the opportunity for the Design Professional to best serve you. The second round of questions in follow up will be more focused due to the information from the first batch. So you can see if you are completely unsure about a question in the first round, it is best just to leave it blank. Therefore the question can be explained in further detail describing options for you to answer with.
The Complete Design Process for a Home Improvement Project will be explained in further detail in an upcoming article and or video for you to view or read.