10 Things to Consider When Planning for Your Home Renovation

1. It requires a budget

If the size of the renovation is big, it is wise for you to first save up for it so that you do not have to get a loan. However, if it calls for only a minor renovation then consult friends who have had a renovation before so you will have an idea about the estimated cost for renovation or you can determine your budget with the help of your contractor.

2. Choose the expert contractor for your project

The workmanship of an expert is always reliable, so it is best to be able to find an expert contractor. Be sure to have several referrals prior to signing any agreement. Choose the ones that are highly recommended by others such as from people you know.

3. Be realistic when it comes to how much you can accomplish with your renovation plans.

In terms of your resources, budget and existing home, be realistic about your capacity to accomplish. If your plan is bigger than your budget, then you may have to wait a while or renovate one step at a time

4. Research is needed for a successful home renovation

Research will give you a clear idea of what you can expect. By clipping pictures of your favourite design or style for your room, you will have an idea how the space will feel or look.

5. Pay special attention to details

To avoid the hassle of ordering the wrong materials or failing to order some materials, be sure to have a list. Check at least twice all orders and deliveries, etc.

6. Get advice

After consulting the experts, getting referrals and drawing up your renovation plans, consult your family or friends once more who have done the same before. They can give you a better assessment of your plans.

7. Regrets should have no place in your plans

Second guessing choices after they have been finalized, paid for and set up are never a good idea. If you observe steps 1 to 6, you will have more chances of not having any regrets.

8. Consider the long-term effect of your renovation

Choose the classic style that is lasting. Avoid following the fashion which does not last.

9. Daily check up

By monitoring the renovation work daily you will soon see and have certain mistakes that might come up corrected. This way you avoid spending even more for the corrections.

10. Consider energy efficiency

There is nothing more rewarding than reducing the carbon footprint in your home. This is possible by updating/adding insulation, sealing ductwork or caulking windows. Plus the additions of efficient and updated appliances in your home make a big difference.

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