Think BIG Picture
Before jumping into your first remodeling project it is best to think big picture about how your home meets your family’s needs both today and in the future. How will your lifestyle evolve and how will the anticipated lifestyle changes impact your housing needs? Are you planning on starting a family, sending your children off to college, beginning retirement or aging in place? Based on your responses to these questions, create a list of the functional changes that are needed to improve the layout, space allocation and storage capacity of your home. The functional deficiencies of a house are sometimes complex and expensive to correct and should always be considered before the aesthetic improvements. In remodeling as with so many aspects of design, form follows function.