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To ensure the successful completion of your Northbrook Remodeling project, it pays to get organized. Here is a pre-project checklist that will help you to get started on the right foot.

Formulate a master plan - Determine your current housing needs and long term goals. Even before you consult a contractor, you can begin sketching out your ideas and imagining your remodeled home. If you are adding or expanding a room, think about how the space will be used and how the changes will affect traffic patterns. Also consider how new construction will affect the overall context of your home. An oversized addition may overwhelm your house or crowd a small lot. A simple home design software program can help you visualize your project.

Define the scope of your project - Decide exactly what is included and what is not included in your improvement plans.

Create a project file - Prepare a project file for each home improvement project you undertake. Use your project file to store and organize documents such as plans, contracts, change orders, schedules, warranties, lien waivers, invoices, and receipts.

Keep track of any changes you decide to make - If you and your Northbrook remodeling contractor agree to change the scope of the work from that specified in the signed contract, use written change orders to make sure that all parties are clear on what is to be done and its expected costs.

Learn From Others! One of the best ways to get inspiration and to avoid pitfalls is to follow the experiences of other Northbrook homeowners. A number of Web sites offer online chronicles of home improvement projects, along with reply forms, message boards and chat rooms that let you ask questions and get feedback.

Think Ahead! Although you may dream of having a spacious new addition, the project may not make sense if you plan to sell your house in a few years. A luxury bathroom can price your house beyond the values in your neighborhood. Some projects, such as vinyl siding on a Queen Anne Victorian, will actually decrease the value of your Northbrook home. Moreover, your own family's needs may be very different in a few years. Will the plans you draw today fit your future?



If you are looking for an expert Northbrook remodeling company, please call us today at 708.557.1078 or complete our online request form.

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