Dumb Question from a Noob
DH and i were planning to redo our flooring, then decided to repaint prior to changing the floor. This led to removing some mirrors, possibly enlarging our kitchen, updating our bathrooms, taking out some walls so that our floor plan is more open, adding on to our home, etc. I see how a small job can snowball into an extreme home makeover! Anyway. We aren't sure whether we want to commit to remodeling so many areas of the house at this point (4 kids, 5 and under), or whether we can do things in phases. School is starting in less than a month, and I really don't want to move out to have work done (if it can be avoided). How do we figure all this out? Should we speak with an architect? Contractor? Do we need to figure out exactly what we want first? We considered remodling a few years back, and it was a nightmare. Needless to say, it didn't happen. What other things do we need to consider in order to "plan" for a remodel?