When you have too many to-do items on your home renovation checklist, it is easy to get a bit overwhelmed. Taking things one-step at a time is good, but you do not have to take baby steps. You don’t have to learn the hard way, like many homeowners do, that having a plan and following it is vital when it comes to home renovation. Today we want to outline the general planning process for the average remodeling or renovation project.
Start by listing the reasons why you want to make changes and what your goals are. For example, you might be happy with most of your kitchen, but think that the floors and cabinets need to be changed. So write this down as your goal as this will give you a target to work with, and your project is less likely to go off track. Here are the simple steps for your renovation project that will keep you from feeling as if you are in over your head:
- Set up a budget: You should have an idea of how much you are able to spend on the work. We can tell you exactly how much material you will need and what it will cost. When you factor in labor costs, you will have workable budget that you can manage.
- Identify your source of funds early: Have you built up enough savings to remodel your home? If not, you might consider using the equity in your home as collateral for a loan. You can keep the project limited to one area to keep it affordable so that you don’t have to borrow too much. If you’re planning to use credit cards, make sure you don’t get in over your head, and that you can maintain your payments.
- Discuss the timeline: With our experience and expertise, we can give you a realistic date for the completion of the project. We will ensure that the project finishes on time so that you are not inconvenienced for too long. We can also help keep the project on budget if you share your plans with us.
It is important to get the necessary permits before beginning a renovation job on your home. Some projects don’t require a permit, but always double check before beginning. We can help you with the permit process. When we help you with your renovation projects, you can be assured that we will follow the local building codes. Since we will provide updates at various stages of the project, you will know exactly what is happening and whether all is going according to plan. This is the best way to stay relaxed when doing home renovation projects, whether it is a big job or not.
Contact us so that we can tell you how we can put your mind at ease, and give you the quality workmanship you need. We are homeowners, too. We understand the importance of living comfortably within your own home.