In today’s economy, every purchase consideration must be weighed carefully, and budget allocated for renovations must be equally considered by homeowners.
While the budget will ultimately depend on how extensive (or minor) the endeavor would be, getting a sense of why you are undertaking renos in the first place is a good spot to start.
Why are you renovating?
Although an obvious first question, the very first thing to determine when considering a renovation is why do you want to renovate the house?
Are it to increase the floor space because there is a baby coming? Is it to add new flooring to the upper floor? Are you looking to repair worn out components of your home?
Perhaps you and your family are relocating and are looking to sell your home, and are looking to increase your house’s market value by renovating it.
Increase to Value
Several studies have shown that kitchen renovations drastically increase the outright worth of a house.
There are other renovation plans to be thought of if you do plan to sell the house. Bathroom remodeling, replacing windows, and upgrading your floors are just some of the renovation plans that can make your house more attractive to buyers.
So now that you’ve decided why and understand how this reno may add value, it’s time to get to work!
Getting through your renovation successfully
Communication is a key during the custom renovation process.
A good project is anchored on frequent communication between the contractor and the homeowners. You have to trust the contractor’s technical capabilities to deliver the goods.
From the contractor’s end, he or she expects that you should know at least the most crucial issues regarding custom renovations.
Planning as part of custom renovation plans
Planning is a critical part of a successful home renovation.
When a custom renovation job needs a permit, act as quickly as possible to get things in motion. Since time is of the essence, attend to this issue right from the start. Have a pre-construction meeting with the workers and contractor.
This is the time for the professionals to ask about gray areas, disseminate the tasks, and do other necessary brainstorming.
The following are just some of the additional factors to be settled before starting a custom renovations project:
- Workhours – When do the workers begin the job and at what time would they stop?
- Calls -Would you allow them to use your landline for crucial communications?
- Smoking -The health and safety of everyone should always be considered first before starting any custom renovation project.
When looking for a contractor, do what you can to make sure that he or she is from a reputable company. It’s better if your friends can refer you to one. You can also check out the sites of various renovation companies and construction firms when planning to hire a contractor.