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Starting a home remodel can be a daunting task. You can help lessen the overwhelming feelings by planning ahead and doing your homework. Proper planning and research on the front end is the best blueprint for a successful home remodeling project.

So how do you get started?

Start with a plan. What do you want to accomplish? How much do you want to spend?  Gather ideas from magazines and sites like Pinterest and Houzz.  List your must-have features and what type of functionality you want the space to have.  Once you have your plan you can reach out to a contractor to start finalizing ideas.

What’s your budget?  How much are you comfortable spending on your renovation? Do you have the cash on hand or are you going to finance your renovation? Setting a clear budget can help keep your contractors accountable and it goes a long way toward ensuring you can enjoy your finished project without regret or having to make sacrifices down the line.

Involve a professional   Unless you are already a contractor, you’ll want to make sure you hire a licensed and insured professional.  Start by soliciting multiple bids to find someone who will give you the best value and be most in line with the needs of your renovation.

Get ready   Start by moving valuables and furniture out of the area to be renovated.  Create a clear path for contractors to move about in the project space.  Be prepared to function without the space for the duration of the renovation, possibly making alternative arrangements if the project involves a kitchen or bath.

If you’re thinking of renovating or already have a plan in hand, Mountain West Construction can bring your ideas to life. Give us a call to discuss your needs!

You know the saying about renovating your home — Kitchens and Bathrooms count. When you decide to take on a bathroom renovation, what can you do to add more value to your home beyond an updated space?

Change the flooring to tile, even better, make it heated. Changing out a floor will change the entire look of a bathroom immediately.  Adding heat to the floor just adds that extra something special buyers are looking for in a home.

Add a little luxury  Like the heated floors, adding something like a spa jacuzzi enhance the bathroom and adds another element of luxury that high-end buyers seek.

Storage  Who doesn’t need more storage? There are lots of ways to add storage to your  bathroom.  Look at adding a closet, or new vanities with more drawers.

New House Bathroom Installs and Master Bathroom Remodels in Asheville, Hendersonville and Flat Rock

New House Bathroom Installs and Master Bathroom Remodels in Asheville, Hendersonville and Flat Rock

Add an additional sink  Even if you’re a one-person household, adding another sink in your bathroom goes a long way as far as resale value. Buyers look for those extra additions, so choose a vanity with 2 sinks, or install 2 separate vanities.

Take time to plan your bathroom remodel and ensure you will get the most value out of the money spent. Feel free to contact Mountain West Construction for a free estimate. We’ll help you design a gorgeous functional space that meets all your needs.

Making the trek up Mt Kilimanjaro

Nothing says dedication to a cause like hiking up one of the highest mountains in the world to raise money! That’s just what Sarah and Erich Leatham, of Mountain West construction in Hendersonville, NC are doing. Both longtime members of Rotary International, Sarah and Erich decided to take on the incredible task of hiking the highest mountain in Africa.

Sarah Leathem and Alison Alexander- both will hike Mt Kilimanjaro.

It all started with a friendship formed between Sarah and fellow Rotarian Alison Alexander. Amazingly, Sarah and Alison have only known each other for four months! They are both committed to the national cause of Rotary International, wiping out Polio.  They committed to raising $5000 individually and the amount they raised is being matched by the Gates Foundation.

Stay tuned for pictures of their amazing trip!