How to Prepare for a Cabin Remodel

A cabin is more than a vacation home. It’s the place where your family spends time and makes memories together. But as years pass, many cabin owners find that they need more space or a different layout to fit the family’s new needs. This doesn’t mean you need to buy a new cabin! Often, a cabin remodel is a more cost-effective choice, while allowing you to customize your space to fit your family, now and in the future.

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Where should you begin when planning a cabin remodel? We have a few tips.

Plan

Think about how your family will use the cabin in the next five, ten and 20 years. Will you need additional space for grandchildren? Will aging parents need bedrooms and bathrooms on the main level? How can the living spaces be upgraded to meet your family’s needs, now and in the future?

Scope

Determine the scope of the project. Are you doing a basic remodel, and keeping the footprint of the home intact? Will you be removing walls or other structural elements? Do you want to add space in the form of an addition? Or will you be tearing the existing structure down and starting from scratch?

Hire

In a cabin remodel, it’s especially important to hire a contractor that you fully trust with your vision. This is because you will likely be off-site for much of the project, and unable to check in on its progress. Research local contractors, read reviews, and ask for recommendations from neighbors. Make sure to ask these important questions before hiring a contractor, and look over your contract closely.

Budget

Determine how much you’re able to spend, and make sure all aspects of your remodel fit within that number. Leave some wiggle room for contingencies and unexpected costs. Then discuss the budget with your remodeling team to ensure that the numbers are reasonable.

Decide

Make any necessary decisions on materials, floor plans, finishes and more. This is when the budget will be finalized as well.

Communicate

Determine how and when you will communicate with your remodeling team. Remain available to handle any issues that come up.

Enjoy!

Once the project is finished, enjoy your new space with your family for many years to come.

 

Are you interested in a cabin remodel? Not sure where to start?

The Chuba Company can help. We build and remodel cabins near the northern Twin Cities suburbs, including Rogers, Albertville, Zimmerman and more. Give us a call today!

The Chuba Company is proud to be your partner in home renovation and construction. From windows and roofing, to additions and green construction, to bathroom and kitchen remodels, and more, The Chuba Company is ready to help with any home project. We’ve been proudly serving Elk River, Zimmerman, Ramsey, Monticello, Albertvile, Rogers, Champlin and surrounding areas for 48 years. Contact us to talk about your remodel ideas or to receive an estimate!