Is the "Fear Factor" Trapping You in a Home You Don't Love?

Monday morning a few weeks ago, an email appeared in my inbox. The author began with a few tentative questions about remodeling her house, then blurted out:

"I don't know anything...and have no idea where to begin to determine if the project is possible and/or remotely affordable...I'm so afraid of the building process".

Does that sound like you?

Although there’s a ton of information out there about designing, building, remodeling, and decorating, it doesn’t help much; every magazine you pick up, every blog post you read, every remodeling show you watch tells you something different – what to do, what not to do; styles that are in, styles that are out.

Information overload.

Maybe someone suggested that you ask around the neighborhood, so you did, but that didn’t help much either; one of your neighbors used this company, one used that company. One did the whole thing himself. One had a great experience; one not so great; and one will never, ever, EVER remodel a house again!

Almost everyone has serious concerns at the outset - should I remodel or add on? How much should I budget? Who should I hire (if anyone)? How do I avoid getting ripped off? What should I do first?

If you’ve been thinking about a new home or remodeling project, but just can’t seem to get started, you’re probably feeling the same fear as the writer of that email.

Here are 5 ways to "jump-start" your new home or remodeling project.

So what’s your biggest fear about building a new home? What scares you most and keeps you from “doing something” with your house?

For an expert Residential Architect to help with your new home or remodeling project contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio.

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