Are you thinking about completing a home renovation? There are plenty of reasons that you could be considering this possibility. You might have come into some money recently. A lot of homeowners spend extra cash on improving the quality of their house for themselves. Or, you could be thinking about a future sale. You might just be a renovation enthusiast. Some people aren’t happy unless half of their home is a work in progress. That said a renovation is a tough chore for some people and that’s why we suggest you use this guide to make sure yours goes smoothly.
Decide What Rooms You’ll Renovate
Are you renovating your whole house or just a couple of rooms. We imagine your decision at this point will relate directly to how much money you have to spend in your budget. For instance, it’s possible that you might have a lot of cash spare. At which point there’s nothing stopping you renovating your entire property. But, if you have a limited budget and you’re looking to add home value most people stick with either the bathrooms or the kitchen. Renovating these rooms can add large sums of money onto the value of a house. They’ll usually cost somewhere between five and ten grand each. Although obviously, you can do it for a lot less depending on what type of renovation you complete.
Decide On A Budget
Of course, before you decide how much you’re going to do you need to fix a budget. It’s a good idea to fix a budget during a renovation otherwise the cost often grows completely out of control. It has been known for homeowners to spend as much improving their home as the house cost in the first place. But this is usually because they’ve worked with a builder or designer who wasn’t trustworthy.
Choose The Help
If you live a busy life and it’s not the middle of summer, you’re not going to be able to complete this renovation project by yourself. Very few people renovate a home without at least some help from professionals. That said, you must make sure you choose the company wisely. Have a look online for reviews of the business and feedback from customers. If you find one with praise, you can expect a high quality service. The type of professional you’ll need will depend on the renovation. If you are adding some style to your home, it’s a good idea to hire an artisan painter & decorator. But, if you’re adding an extension you might also need an electrician.
Buy The Materials
Even if you are using a building company or design service, you might still need to buy the materials. Not all companies provide the materials for you. Some let you choose what you want to use and simply advise on the best and worst options. When buying materials, it’s a good idea to buy everything you need in bulk. That way you can usually get it a lot cheaper. So make sure you know exactly what you want before you commit to a purchase.
After that, it’s just a case of waiting for the job to be completed. When it is we’re sure you’ll be tremendously pleased with the finished project.
Blog uploaded: 1st December 2015