5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for a Home Renovation
Thinking about renovating your home, but not sure where to start? You've probably read all of the home improvement blogs, and that's probably what brought you to us -- welcome. We scoured our sources and picked our team members brains to figure out 5 things that you can do right now to prepare for a home renovation. Let's jump into it!
1. Set your budget
We've said this before ( The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Kitchen Remodel, Three Step Guide to Building a Custom Home, Fixing Up a Fixer-Upper: Bringing to Life a New Home on an Old Foundation, ) and we'll say it agin - Set a FIRM Budget. This is really the foundation of any project you take on. If you don't have a solid budget in place before getting started, you'll have no idea if you've gone over the maximum amount of money you can spend. Save yourself (and your contractor) a headache and set your budget.
Once you know how much money you can spend, you can start thinking about the big picture. What do you want to spend the most money on? What can you DIY? Thinking about things that you can DIY will end up saving you hundreds, if not thousands. Do you like distressed farmhouse tables, but don't want to spend $500 on a new one? DIY! A quick search on Pinterest will give you a step by step guide on how you can take your current table from drab to fab. It's projects like these that don't take much time or money, but end up saving you precious dollars.
3. Be realistic
Anytime you start a home renovation project it's going to take time, so have a realistic time frame in mind before you start working. Make sure that you're keeping a careful eye on how the timeframe will affect the budget and vise versa. This is why it's so important to have a firm budget in place before you begin to work. Also take into consideration the type of renovation you're trying to do. For Example, if you're just trying to repaint your living room and spruce up your kitchen, you probably wont need to allocate a lot of time or money. However, if you're wanting to completely gut your bathroom and do an overhaul in the bedrooms, you're going to need to think about the equipment, time, and money. Remember that the bigger the task, the more you'll need to allocate.
It's also important to research all of the materials you'll need. a lot of the time, home improvement stores will price match to get the sale or you might find better materials at a lower cost in one store, but not in another. Look around, don't rush, and read all of the reviews to make sure you're getting the right materials for your needs.
5. Get Professional Help
A wise person knows their limits and it's okay to get the help of professionals. Our team has over 15 years of industry experience and have serviced hundreds of families across SD county and beyond. Contact us today for a free quote, our team is always ready to answer any questions you might have - we are available Mon. - Sat. 7am-5pm.