How to Prepare for a Home Renovation
So you've set out to do a home renovation projects --- congrats! Home renovations can add significant value to your home but there are a lot of considerations before you hire a contractor, swing a hammer yourself or start buying the new flooring. Make sure to give these items considerable thought
- Timeframe: When do you want the project to start? When do want the project to be completed? If you start the project in the autumn, will it impede on your ability to park the car in the garage during winter? It's important to map out your project so you have deadline to hit and you can assure the project won't be a hindrance to other activities in and/or around the house.
- DIY or Contractor: Are you sure you're able to take this project on by yourself? Often times, it really is more cost-effective to hire someone to do the electrical or plumbing right the first time. For other projects like framing a basement, you can allow yourself to dust off the hammer for. For more insight on this matter, click here
- Budget: You can easily get carried away with fancy railings, shiny faucets and other high-end items that don't keep you to your budget. It's vital you set a budget and stick to it, as to not burn a hole in your wallet and be left scrambling to pay for the projects months or years after it's completed.
- Clean Up: Believe it or not, your construction debris doesn't magically disappear once your project is completed. So how are you going to get rid of it? You have a couple options, you can load a pickup truck a few times to make trips to the local landfill or you can conveniently rent a residential-friendly bin from Bin There Dump That.
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