How to be creative when planning a home remodel

Jan 7, 2022 | 0 comments

One day it just hits you that your home could do with a remodel. Perhaps it’s because the living space needs modernizing. Maybe your work or interests require that spaces be modified to suit different needs. On the other hand, it could simply be that you want to make your home exciting again. Regardless of the reason, a home remodel needs proper planning and that requires a certain amount of creativity.

There are times, though, when you’ll hit a wall and just can’t work out how to go about planning your remodel. Forcing the issue rarely works, but don’t worry, there are ways to get the project unstuck. Try out the steps we’ve outlined below and see if they can help you get your planning back on track.

Zoom Out

Sometimes, we can get so fixated on the details that we forget the big picture. Avoid getting bogged down by the specific finish you want on the floors, or the color of the ceiling paint. Leave those details for later and focus first on the main objectives for doing the remodel, and work from there. Taking a more macro view can help you refocus if you’ve been working up too close.

Go online

Using your computer or smartphone you have a wide variety of tools at your fingertips. Go online and start with a Google search. Enter some key words describing your project and you’ll come up with a range of websites, some of which are sure to provide inspiration. You can also check Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or Pinterest, to name a few. The options are really endless.

Of course, too much choice can also hold you back, as there’s just so much content out there. Ideally, you should start off by jotting down a list of some of the most relevant ideas that you’ve discovered with your search. Make sure to bookmark those pages also, so you can get back to them later for even more ideas.

Once you’ve made your list, hone it, filtering out the ideas that are not really relevant. This way, you can stay focused and not stray from your vision.

Consider the alternatives

Then, it’s often necessary to rethink the way you are approaching the project. Obsessing over the need to have to do it in a specific way, could cause you to lose sight of even better alternatives. Be amenable to trying different strategies. For example, if you’re not making any headway with the materials you’ll need, switch to planning your timeline instead. If you’re having issues with color schemes, perhaps you can check out fixture options in the meantime.

Switching you attention away from a problem area may enable you to make progress with different aspects of the project. The important thing is to redirect your thoughts in a meaningful way, you can always switch back later. Who knows, you might just hit your stride when you later come back to the aspect you temporarily set aside.

Consult the experts

Whatever problems you’re having, your experienced professional contractor will be able to provide ideas and answers. They’ll be able to visualize what your living space could become and show you creative modifications that could transform your house. Their advice and suggestions will invariably complement yours, enabling you to achieve the goals you’ve been aiming for.

With the steps we’ve laid out above, we hope you’ll soon be beyond the planning stage and on the way to realizing your dream remodel. Planning it needn’t be intimidating and anxiety-inducing especially if you have the experts to guide you. With their help you won’t have to wait long to enjoy your new and improved living space.