Remodeling your whole house can be quite a challenging task, especially if you are thinking of doing it by yourself. The first question that might come into your mind is, “where do I start?” 

House remodeling is time-consuming, expensive, and laborious. You have to consider several things, such as where you can start renovating, what materials you need, and how you can keep track of tasks when you finally start it.

So to help you to decide whether you want to remodel the whole home or just start with smaller rooms, here are the things you need to think about.

Figure out If It’s Possible to Remodel Your Home Yourself

This is a crucial question that needs to be answered. Because if yes, then you can save a lot of money when you renovate it yourself. On the other hand, it can save you more time and energy (and even sanity) if you hire professionals to do it for you.

If it’s just minimal demolition or flooring installation, these are things you can do yourself. But if you’re looking for major tasks, then don’t hesitate to hire the experts.

Create a Timeline

For you to be able to stick to your home remodeling plans, you need to create a timeline and stick to it. It’s also the best way to lessen your stress as you go through each construction step.

Consider How Much Your Budget Is

If you’re looking to hire professional help, you must first determine how much money you need to prepare. Think about the contractors, the paint, the carpet or flooring, the countertops, cabinets, and a whole lot more. 

Decide What Style and Design to Incorporate

Renovating the whole house can be a little bit tricky, especially if you’re considering the overall design and style. Just because a design looks pretty doesn’t mean it goes together with other styles.

Hire an interior designer if it’s not your field of expertise so you won’t waste time and effort in matching styles. You can ask for help from your family members and friends or even do your own research. Browse through Pinterest for design ideas.

Secure the Necessary Permits

If you are looking into remodeling your whole house and making changes in the plumbing system and electrical wirings, then you’ll probably have to secure certain permits. 

Research on Builder’s Risk Insurance

If you’re talking about huge remodeling projects, then you need to think about how you can cover property loss from theft, vandalism, and natural disasters. Before you start looking for insurance, look into your homeowner’s policy guide to see if they can cover these damages.


Before you start anything, make sure that you have already thought about all the important things that you have to go through when you start an entire home remodeling. Because when you don’t, you will waste a handsome amount of money, energy, and time without really having the results that you wanted. 

Duke Homes has been one of the most trusted and best home builders in Indiana for over 30 years. Schedule a consultation with us so we can start planning and customizing your home!