Why Should Your Remodeling Project Start With A Design?

Bathroom Remodel Design

Starting a remodeling project without a professional design is like taking a long road trip without a GPS or even a map! You can arrive at your destination. But, it’s a much more convoluted process than it needs to be.

Having A Professional Design Provides Three Major Advantages

  • Clarity: You are able to translate your vision into a document that clearly reflects what you want. We’ve all had occasions where we thought we were very clear and listeners told us they understood what we were saying. However, we’ve found ourselves having to explain things multiple times to multiple people. The design process eliminates this issue.
  • Quality: A professional designer will make even your best ideas even better. Years of training and experience enables your designer to make helpful suggestions that will enhance your vision, save you money, and help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • Teamwork: The design documents enable the many resources you’ll need to engage throughout the remodeling process to work as one team. In fact, your team will consist of several salespeople, design studios, fabricators, contractors, subcontractors, laborers, etc. over the course of several weeks. Your design pictures are worth a thousand words when it comes to keeping everybody on the same page.

Even if you know exactly what you want, you should start with professionally designed plans. You’re going to make dozens of decisions that will impact the value of your home. In fact, most remodeling projects will range from 3-10% of your home value. That’s a pretty big investment for most of us. A professional design will cost from 1-5% of the project budget. The return on this investment is substantial in terms of your money and your time. What’s more, you’ll almost certainly produce better results with the help of a professional designer.

Your Design Deliverables Should Include:

  • Detailed floor plan layouts
  • Elevations for cabinetry, fixtures, etc.
  • 3D images of your new living spaces
  • Structural and building code assessments

The design deliverables should be yours. If you should decide to postpone the project, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off. Your contractor will appreciate the documentation and may even reflect your level of preparation in his pricing.

How HM Remodeling Can Help

Of course, our business model is to offer both design and remodeling services. We find that it’s the best way to deliver the quality our customers expect. We believe so strongly in this model that we refuse to work on major projects any other way.