A Guide to Home Remodeling in Minneapolis

Our Che Bella Interiors team is here to help you learn more about the home renovation process and what to expect through each phase. Here’s your ultimate guide to home remodeling.


How Do You Decide When to Remodel?

Deciding when to remodel your home generally comes down to your needs, goals, and budget. For example, if your family is growing and you need a bit of extra space, then it might be a good time to consider a renovation or addition. Or, if you’re looking to spruce up your home before selling it, then you might consider taking on a few renovation projects.

The decision to remodel is a personal one that has a lot to do with the condition of your residence and what you want the finished project to look like, too. Still unsure? Our team of designers and contractors can help you work through the process.

==> See photos of this stunning Burnsville MN lower level remodel


Developing a Home Remodeling Budget

Once you’ve decided to take on remodeling your home, it is important to develop an appropriate budget for the project. As interior designers who handle the whole process, from the initial design through construction, we can assist you with putting together a budget. We can also help you assess whether your budget will allow you to tackle the entire project or if you should consider working in phases, starting with a smaller portion of the project, like a new bathroom or updated kitchen first.


The Remodeling Process

Just like any project, there are several phases in the remodeling process. Depending on whether you’re looking to remodel one room or the entire house, the exact roadmap will vary.

However, the most common phases to consider are:

  • Pre-Planning: This is where you meet with our Minneapolis interior designers at Che Bella to discuss your needs, ideas, and budget for your project.
  • Demolition: The first official day of the project is always reserved for removing the existing items in the area you’re remodeling, like flooring or cabinets. Depending on the size of the project, this can take a few hours to a few days to complete.
  • Structural and Mechanical Work: If you’re moving walls, changing out electrical outlets, drywall, plumbing, or whatever else that is permanent in the space, this is the phase where it is done.
  • Filling Out the Space: This is where trim work, paint, flooring, cabinets, lighting, and other semi-permanent finishes are added.
  • Finishing Touches: Finally, the project is almost complete. Items like furniture, final fixtures, accessories, and more are added.

It’s important to have a plan for what your family will do during the remodeling phase. Are you using this as an excuse to get away to grandma’s house for a few weeks while your kitchen is torn apart? Or are you going to try to make it with an Instant Pot, a microwave, and a steady stream of takeout menus for a bit? This is one of the most overlooked factors of home improvement during the planning phase, but it can be super crucial.


Spaces to Consider for Remodeling

If you can’t remodel your entire space all at once, consider breaking projects down into individual spaces. Here are several to consider.


Main Living Areas

These are the areas where you spend most of your time. Think of spaces like your kitchen, master bathroom, living room, foyer, etc. Often, these are the spaces that most people decide to renovate first as they’re usually the most used.


Other Spaces

Finally, there are other spaces in your home that you might consider remodeling. Guest bedrooms, home offices, unfinished basements, hallways, and half baths that aren’t used often, your laundry room, etc. These areas generally aren’t as crucial to remodel, but still could use updating.

==> Learn more about the transformation behind this multi-functional office and guest bedroom remodel in Burnsville MN


How to Stay Sane During a Home Remodel?

Okay, this one might not be a burning question that everyone asks about the process. However, keeping the peace with your partner and kids while undergoing huge projects like a home remodel is an important consideration you need to make before starting.

Truly, this all comes down to communication. A remodeling project can always be a little stressful, as it means spending quite a bit of money and having to make decisions that you’ll live with for years to come. Be ready to talk about your expectations, compromise, and laugh it off when things don’t quite go as planned. Expect the unexpected with a sense of humor!


Home Remodeling in Minneapolis from Start to Finish

As a trusted source for home remodeling in Minneapolis, our experienced team is happy to help you create a space that is beautifully yours. Contact us today to learn more.

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