Whether it’s a new set of kitchen cabinets, a new and improved bathroom, or a closet remodel, it’s safe to say a home improvement project can truly make a difference in your house and in your life. However, the process itself can be quite stressful, so it’s good to consider these factors ahead of time so your home renovation can run as smoothly as possible.
- Figure out Your Budget
Most people will make the mistake of underestimating the cost of their home renovation, and then they have to find a way to pay the remaining costs. If you don’t want to end up in a sticky situation, be sure to research prices before you commit to starting a project. When budgeting, figure in an extra 20% to the expected cost so that there aren’t any unpleasant surprises.
- Set a Realistic Timeframe
Just like with budgets, homeowners also tend to underestimate the time needed to complete their project, so keep in mind a home renovation might take longer than you expect. Even though this will largely depend on how ambitious your project is, an average time length for a small renovation project is about four to six months, with some bigger projects lasting around ten months. Be sure to also consider the time needed to get permits and approvals for your project.
- Find the Right Professionals
Hiring the right construction professionals will be instrumental in having a successful outcome. Research several companies and specialists in your area and compare the costs, expertise, and previous experience. If you want to redo your bathroom, don’t hire a contractor that specializes in doing kitchen remodeling. Find someone who will adjust to your needs, including your budget and your specific vision.
Also take the time to look up their company reviews, and see what past customers have to say: did they deliver the expected results? Were they professional? If there were any issues, how did the company respond? All of these are important questions to ask before you hire someone.
If you’re interested in renovating your home, we might be able to help you. Our team at 1020 Builders has experience with kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and outdoor renovations. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (410) 220 5161 to learn more about what we do and how we can help you.