Although ordinarily worth it, in the end, the home renovation process itself usually involves a lot of time, energy and financial investment.
To make your renovation plans go as smoothly as possible, clear expectations are needed from the beginning of the renovation process. Here are three key factors to consider before you begin any home renovation project.
1. Know the Cost Involved in Home Renovations
Most homeowners set unrealistically low budgets for their home renovation projects which can lead to unnecessary stress and upset.
It’s important to do your homework before starting any renovation work. Get project estimates from at least three different contractors or if you’re doing the job yourself, shop around various home improvement stores.
Depending on the renovation you’re completing, sometimes an unexpected issue can crop up. For example, you may be renovating your bathroom when you notice that the wiring is all outdated and now needs to be replaced.
Since unexpected problems can always arise (or you may change your mind on your initial plans), it’s always a good idea to add at least a ten percent cushion to your budget.
2. Create a Clear Plan of Action
Consider the needs of your household to determine what type of renovation would work best. Is it to improve the functioning of your home? To provide more comfort to family members? Or to add more convenience to your household’s daily living?
Once you determine the reasoning behind your renovation quest, you will need to examine what needs to be done to achieve that goal. For example, if your kitchen is currently too small for your family’s needs, you need to figure out what your dream kitchen would entail.
Be sure to pay attention to three important aspects when creating your plan of action: use of space, light/brightness and movement of people. Considering all three factors will help ensure your planned renovation will be suitable for your household’s needs.
3. Have Realistic Expectations throughout the Renovation Process
There’s no denying the fact that renovations are messy.
Although you may know that going into a renovation project, it becomes entirely different when the project begins in your home. You may start to get anxious about how long the project is taking and urge your contractor to hurry up so that your home can get “back to normal.”
But remember, quality renovations take time and should not be rushed. Plus, if a problem arises throughout your renovation project, you need to be prepared for your initial deadline to be pushed back.
Consider Hiring a Contracting Professional
The best way to avoid as many headaches as possible throughout a home renovation project? Hire a home renovation professional!
Artisan Contracting has over 35 years’ experience working diligently with customers to bring their dream renovations to life. Besides having access to suppliers equipped with the best in renovation materials, our quoted price is firm (barring any unforeseeable issues).
Contact us today for a free consultation!