5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Home Renovation

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Taking on a renovation project can be a daunting, yet rewarding, task. You know you want to do it but in reality you don’t know where to start, right? Well, you’re not alone. Many homeowners run straight into the renovation process with no clue what to expect. It is only after they have struggled through remodeling mishaps that they regret not having a structured plan.

Unlike self-build, you never start with a blank page with a refurbishment. The process is complex and may be prone to unforeseen problems and expenses, so having well prepared is key to a successful project. So before you take on your own project and go down the twists and turns of the renovation path, here are the things you must know before you start.

Know Your End Goal

You need to know what your end goal for your home is before you decide how extensive to renovate. Are you refitting to raise your home’s resale value, or will you stay put for years to come? Consider your neighborhood’s condition before you start, and know which renovations are a good return on investment. Having a specific plan in place for your future will help you decide how deep to go with your project.

Be Realistic About Your Timeline

Renovations might take longer than expected, without a feasible timetable, the whole process can become chaotic. So prepare yourself and make accommodation to avoid frustration, overlapping traders, and many jobs that could have been done at the same time to save on costs being undertaken separately.

Make Sure You Obtain Permits

If we are talking about major renovation project, building permits are necessary to ensure that your house remodeling meets the structural and safety requirements. Many property owners consider obtaining a building permit as an unnecessary headache that may slow down the renovation process, but this is a necessary part of the process in most cases, which may come back to haunt you if not obtained in the first place. This can create a rather costly headache when you’re looking to sell your home on the road. It is always better to consider ahead and ensure that the permit process is followed.

Be Specific About Design Ideas

Before you meet an interior designer, you’ll want to narrow down your style expectations. Get ideas from browsing home decoration magazines, interior decoration blogs, and design shows. Having a grasp on the design direction will help you avoid talking to a designer about specific ideas that may be different from your vision for renovation.

Interview Multiple Contractors

It’s worth interviewing multiple contractors and comparing bids. You run the risk of spending too much and not getting what you want by not interviewing different contractors. Reputable remodelers work with clients to design a project that fits a realistic budget. It pays to do your homework and speak to a variety of experts before making a final decision.

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