Are you planning on renovating your home? While home renovations can be a great way to improve your living space and add value to your property, you will also find that the process can be stressful, disruptive and expensive. There are a few key considerations for the perfect home renovation – read on to find out more.
The key to success with any home renovation project is planning. With careful planning, you can make the entire project easier to manage, minimise disruption and save money. You need to carefully consider exactly what work you want to be done, in what order it needs to be completed and assess which projects you can DIY and which you will need to use a contractor for.
You should never start a renovation project without sitting down and working out your budget. These projects can cost a huge amount of money, so you need to calculate how much you can afford to spend with a small margin for overspending. Once you have a figure in mind, you then need to keep track of all costs to avoid going over budget.
If you plan on doing any work yourself (a great way to save money), you need to make sure that you have all the tools and equipment needed. You don’t want to be in the middle of a job only to realise that you don’t have the right tool, so you need to invest in a quality toolkit beforehand. Additionally, you need a tool box for safe tool storage and to keep your tools organised.
When planning your home renovation project, it is a good idea to include ways to add value to the property. This will include projects such as loft conversions and extensions, which can add around 10-20%. Other home improvements ideas that add value include bathroom remodelling, basement conversions, improving the curb appeal and solar panel installation.
You won’t be able to do all of the work yourself and it is vital that you find the right contractors for the job. You should take your time and meet with a few different contractors to find the right person/business for the job. Crucially, look at their portfolio and check with their references to ensure that they will complete the work to a high standard. Additionally, go over their quote and make sure that there will not be any hidden fees involved.
This post should come in handy for anyone considering home renovations. Home renovations can improve both your home and life in a number of ways as well as add value to the home. Home renovation is also a major undertaking that can be expensive, so it is vital that you know how to plan the work.