Planning for a remodel or home project can be complicated, but we have a few tips to help you avoid any disasters.
1. Make a Plan
While it may seem simple, creating a thorough plan for your remodel is one of the most difficult steps of the process. Even if you don't know exactly what you want the finished product to look like, you can still make some of the major decisions.
-Decide what tools you need
-Learn how electrical wiring and plumbing will be affected
-Research impacts to your homeowner's insurance
2. Estimate a Timeline
Provide an approximate timeline, as this will impact your budget, contractors, insurance and more. A timeline will also help you to get the project done in a more timely manner.
2. Establish a Budget
Get multiple contractors to send estimates, so you have a better idea on how much the project will cost. Decide on the materials you want to use to know how your money is being spent.
3. Hire Contractors
Decide who to hire based on the given estimates and your interactions. You should always ask for permits, licenses, and insurance cards before hiring a company. To further verify, you can read reviews and request references.
Always do your research and make a plan before you undergo a home renovation. Start with an idea, but allow your plans to develop along the way.