Things You Need To Know Before Renovating Your Home

Things You Need To Know Before Renovating Your Home
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    Home renovations are adventures that can easily surprise you by going off the rails.

    It doesn't matter whether you are renovating one room or the entire house, but the reality is that each renovation comes with its unique surprises.


Therefore, you have to be ready to deal with many unexpected occurrences. To help make things easier for you, below are seven things to remember before renovating your home

1. DIY or Hiring a Contractor

Taking on a renovation project by yourself can be very tempting, mainly because it helps you save a lot of money. In some situations, this is ok – as long as you have all the necessary experience and skills.

For example, if you have done a course in electrical work or carpentry, you might have what it takes to renovate the bathroom. However, if you find yourself looking for information on how to do basic plumbing things such as unclogging a sink, consider hiring an expert.

2. Budget

Don’t forget that there are other bills you have to cater for on top of paying for the renovation; as such, keep your budget in mind before you decide to renovate your home.

Check your bank statements, credit cards, and bank statements to look for ways to spare as much as possible for the project. After that, the budget for infrastructure projects first.

Look for things that you need that are on sale and take advantage of the items you find at a builder’s resupply store.

3. Vet the Contractor

While checking online reviews about your contractor is essential, it may not be sufficient to know whether they are qualified for the job at hand or not. You have to do thorough research to get proof of things such as:

  • Licensing
  • Lien history
  • Certification
  • Bond number
  • Insurance

Since you’ll spend most of your time with the contractor, they should be someone you can easily get along with during this hectic period. Therefore, carry out in-person interviews as opposed to phone interviews. By so doing, you’ll find both a professional and personal fit.

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4. Don’t Tile Walls with Pocket Doors

While it’s the dream of many to tile their bathroom walls, this may not be the best thing to do if the bathroom has a pocket door. This is because as the pocket door opens and shuts, it will make your tiles lose. Instead, consider having panel molding at the back of your tub. It gives the bathroom a great look.

5. Consider Insulating your Basement

Most homes have either poorly insulated basements or basements with air leaks. This makes your basement a huge heat sink. Besides, not taking good care of your basement can lead to radon, dust, mold, and other such contaminants gathering in there, and this can lead to major health issues. If you want to renovate your home by insulating it, don’t forget to insulate your basement and foundation as well.

6. Be Prepare to Spend More than you Had Planned

Unfortunately, this is very true because you will have many unexpected things happening, and others will cost more than you initially thought. If it’s a house you want to spend the rest of your life, you might be tempted to go over the budget as it will be worth it in the long run. However, if it’s not your forever home, go for the most essential renovations only.

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7. There’s more to Bedroom Renovations than a Comfy Bed

A bedroom is a special place as this is where you sleep to rest from a long day at work or school. Therefore, it needs to be comfortable and homely. There’s more to having a lovely bedroom that a comfy bed.

You also need to keep your room organized by having a nice closet where everything can fit in neatly. If you want to renovate your closets, search the phrase "closets Miami" on the internet and look for closet designs and contractors that intrigue you.

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Whether you choose to DIY or hire a contractor, some things are clear; always expect anything and consider your budget. These are some of the tips to consider before renovating your home. Consider them for your next renovation journey and watch as things flow smoothly.

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