Sunday Morning Tip for October 25: Have a Vision for a Fixer Upper? How to Start Bringing It to Life

<span>Sunday Morning Tip for October 25:</span> Have a Vision for a Fixer Upper? How to Start Bringing It to Life
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    If you've purchased a fixer-upper, you likely have a vision for the features of the home you want to achieve.

    There's also a good chance that you'll want to add some amenities, rooms, or designs to the home to make it one of a kind.


It’s very important to make construction changes to your home in the right order. Set your priorities and come up with a plan and a budget that works for your goals and helps you bring your design vision to life.

Here are a few crucial factors to consider when you’re organizing a home makeover.

The Structure of the Fixer-Upper

Your fixer-upper may have major structural issues, or you may just want to make some cosmetic changes to your home. If you plan on repairing any structural damage on your home, take care of these issues first.

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If you want to fix a cracked foundation, a damaged or broken roof, gaps between the floors and the walls, or bowed walls, repair these parts of the house as soon as you can. You’re likely anxious to get started on the design process of flipping your house, however, if it doesn’t have a strong structure, all of the other repairs won’t be successful or possible.

Consider Your Budget

When you’re creating a budget for your fixer-upper, make sure you don’t overlook any important costs. Remember that you need to set aside money for building permits, particularly if you’re adding square footage or a new structure to the home.

Keep in mind that it takes several building materials to bring your design ideas to life, so choose the highest quality you can afford. It’s also likely that you’ll run into some bumps and unexpected repairs during the process. Make sure to account for these and have some extra money added into your budget.

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Home Layout

If you have a solid foundation or you’ve made the right repairs with a qualified team of general contractors, you’re ready to figure out the configuration of your fixer-upper. Older homes often have several small rooms and modern houses are known for their open floor plans.

Renovation can be a huge project, so you may want to knock down a few walls if your budget allows. You may also want to add a bathroom or bedroom, but this can be expensive and time-consuming, and it’s probably best to do this as soon as possible.

With time and the right budget, your fixer-upper project could be a huge success. Make sure you take care of all structural problems, add new space or rooms according to your design or living preferences, and make sure you secure the right permits for building and renovation.

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