Imagine opening the door to your dream home after completing a whole house remodel. What are you the most excited to see? The new outdoor gazebo next to the garden or the kitchen with an extended island? 


Remodeling your home is a journey that takes time and careful planning. Feeling uncertain about where to start when remodeling a home is normal … and Meridian DesignBuild is here to help.

The Planning Process 

Have you seen the wild home transformations on TV? Your dream home can become a reality; however, setting expectations early in the process is important. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your future remodeling adventure

Setting a Healthy Budget 

Taking a hard look at finances before starting a remodel influences how you set the priorities for your project. Professionals recommend having a cushion in your budgeting plan due to fluctuations in the cost of labor and materials. 

Establishing SMART Goals 

A successful project forms from the execution of SMART goals. Your home is unique and deserves the best approach to reaching its fullest potential. SMART goals for your renovation should consist of the following characteristics:


  • S – Specific: Have a specific end goal in mind for your renovation
  • M – Measurable: Be able to measure/track progress
  • A – Attainable: Ensure your goal sets realistic expectations 
  • R – Relevant: Make sure there is intention behind components of the remodel
  • T – Time-sensitive: Be flexible and understand things that impact your goal’s timeline 

Finding Inspiration 

With your budget in place and SMART goals set, it is time to get the creative thoughts flowing. Inspiration for a whole house remodel can come from anywhere. Feeling stuck in your creative process? Here are a few places to find some inspiration:


  • Social media: TikTok and Instagram
  • Touring open houses 
  • Home renovation shows 
  • Family and friends 
  • Real estate publications
  • Consulting with professionals

Hiring an Experienced Team 

A whole house remodel is a lot to handle for a single person. Working with an experienced team with professional skills and an understanding of the process takes the pressure off you, making the remodel more enjoyable. The right team will assist you through excellent design and construction and answer questions you have regarding your home. 

From Remodel to Home Sweet Home

Once the remodel is complete, your home transforms from a place to sleep to a space you love. There is something special about adding your personal touches to a living space and calling a house your home. 

Get the Best Whole House Remodel in Charlotte

Homeowners across the Charlotte area place trust in the Meridian DesignBuild team to bring their plans for their homes to life. We have more than 20 years of experience and a reputation for outstanding results.


Meridian DesignBuild will take you through the process of your remodeling. Our portfolio showcases diverse offerings available in the Charlotte area. Whether you want to make minor changes to your home or complete renovations, Meridian is prepared to make it happen. 

Ready to take the next step in your home renovation? Contact Meridian today.