Check out a feature we wrote (Thinking of Remodeling? Think Again) on Pennsylvania Homes, one of the top sites for Pennsylvania real estate, including Philadelphia, PA real estate. Pennsylvania Homes also services Connecticut real estate and Michigan homes for sale. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite…
Two words will see you through any remodeling project: patience and planning.
Mark Fox, a registered architect and founding partner of Gardner/Fox Associates, a renovation firm based in Bryn Mawr, recommends that you start planning early for home improvement projects. “The success of your project depends on proper planning prior to the start of construction. Taking the time up front to think through the project will lead to a more enjoyable, successful process,” states Fox.
To ensure the success of your project, first determine your needs and start thinking about a budget. Be ready to explain how you want the new space to function. The next step is to contact a design professional who can work with you to develop and formalize your ideas. They will address obvious structural and support issues and provide information about products and trends that relate to your lifestyle.