5 Things to Consider to Get the Most Out of Your Home Restoration

5 Things to Consider to Get the Most Out of Your Home Restoration
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    It is often the smallest problems during a home renovation that will turn these projects into nightmares.

    It is thoughts like these that can make renovating your home frustrating, which makes you feel unmotivated, but it doesn't have to be that way.

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Here are a few considerations to keep in mind to make renovations as stress-free, affordable, and fun as possible.

1. Speak with Other Renovators

While there are a variety of renovation books and instructional videos, the best way to start off renovations on the right foot is to seek out someone that has carried out their own remodeling projects recently. It is often the miniscule details, such as keeping certain areas of the home livable, that will pop up without it ever passing the renovator’s mind.

2. Set a Strict Budget

Instead of setting a budget for the entire renovation, it is important to set a strict budget about every detail possible. This is going to take a little extra work to start with, but few things are worse than getting halfway into a renovation only to realize that the funds have run dry. Pricing and budgeting should be made for all materials, equipment rentals, equipment purchasing, and a little extra for mishaps. This will also help you focus on one project at a time rather than feeling overwhelmed by all of the other projects that you have planned for your home renovation.

3. Choose the Most Important Details

It is easy to get stressed over small details such as the trimming in a back room, and that is why it is so important for homeowners to really focus on the few major additions they are looking forward to. Whether it is the installation of a hardwood floor or granite-top counters, renovators always want to get the biggest choices straightened out and then let the rest fall into place. This will help you prioritize your projects and get the most important ones out of the way first.

4. Permits

This is one of the most overlooked steps and an issue that can cause serious havoc if not carried out. To swap out some cabinetry in the kitchen renovators may not need a complete construction permit, but it is important to get a signed permit anytime changes are made to the foundation, framing, roof, staircase, or walls of the home.

5. Renovate By Room

Homeowners often want to jump in head first and begin stripping walls in every room, but this can be a mistake. Those that take these projects room by room will allow the home to remain livable, will ensure that they stay within their budget, and will also be able to focus on the smaller issues as they come up.

For those that have never renovated a home, it is important to take things slow in the beginning. Every extra minute spent planning ahead could save hours in the long run. Careful planning can also save you money, which in turn can also save you a lot of stress. Renovating your home can be fun and it is always satisfying to see the changes in your home once you are finished.

My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3-year-old husky Snowball.

Lizzie found the information for this article from Comfort King Ltd. who specialize in doors in Ottawa, Canada

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