Renovating your home is an excellent choice right now, whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to improve it. Even the tiniest changes can make a significant difference and increase the value of your home and allow you to have a considerable return on investment. In addition, many people choose to renovate the house instead of buying a new one because it’s more economical. Nevertheless, renovating can be quite challenging since many factors are to consider before doing so.
Therefore, we made a list of the top six home renovation do’s & don’ts to help you get started, so stick with us, and we’ll show you that home renovating doesn’t have to be so stressful, with some proper planning and basic knowledge.
DO Consider the Regulations Before Starting
You may ask yourself, “What’s the point of this when no one will know what I’m doing with my home?”, but think about it – if you decide to sell your home one day, you’ll have a hard time, to say the least, because your home is not up to code and regulations. That’s why you should do some deep research before starting this project, to ensure that your ideas won’t cause you a headache in the future.
DON’T Renovate All At Once
Assuming that you plan to renovate the entire house from top to bottom, we strongly suggest you take one step at a time instead. Not only that renovating all at once is much more inconvenient than going step by step, but it’s more expensive too. Besides, you don’t want your home to become one big construction site and completely disrupt your life and your household.
DO Add Insulation To Your Home
A well-insulated home is a game-changer, and even though home insulation is a significant investment, you’ll end up saving money in the long run because it reduces heat loss and lowers the energy bills in turn (among many other things). In addition, insulating your home will significantly increase your home’s value, which is something to consider even if you aren’t planning on selling it right now. But since there are so many spots that you should insulate, you need to consider the exterior walls, interior walls, basements, and roof insulation types and choose the adequate one, so we suggest consulting with the professionals.
DON’T Go For The Cheapest Contractor
A choice of contractor is essential because it can make or break your home, literally. As you’re probably aware, low price usually means the low quality of work, and even potential damages that may occur in the future, so you’ll end up spending even more money than you would spend on the most expensive contractors. Always check out the contractor’s history, reviews, and portfolio before signing a contract. Remember that you’re placing your home to someone’s trust, so choose wisely.
DO Set A Budget
Once you hire a contractor, your next step is to do some consulting with the builder, architect, or such, as they will be able to tell you how much funds you should allocate for remodeling and if there’s any space for saving money. Once you set a budget, add some extra just in case something unexpected comes up, and there’s always the chance it will.
DON’T Forget That It Will Be Worth It
Once the renovation begins, it will completely change your routine, and you’ll probably become on edge most of the time. Remember that you’ll need to make some sacrifices, and once the project’s completed, it will be all worth it. Try to stay relaxed and just imagine how great your home will look after the renovation.