Are you Ready to Tackle your Home Reno?
Updated: May 5, 2022
We all dream of having beautiful homes or maybe breathing a new life into an old one, well in that case home renovation is the next step for you, however it can be extremely tricky and overwhelming for it to be a DIY. Now, you must know that home renovation comes with a lot of work and planning, you need to make sure that you are 100% ready for it so you can get the best results out of it, whether you want to do it by yourself or hire the big guns to take a load off your shoulders.
Today we’ve put together a list of the most important steps to a perfect home renovation to help you avoid all unnecessary inconveniences.
Many details go into getting a whole home renovation right, setting priorities is one of them. This step includes assessing what will be renovated, working on a new vision, and setting up your goals. It also includes other pre-planning steps such as schedule of work, establishment of a detailed timeline (Who wants to have a run in with a paint brush, or worse, a paint bucket), and make a to-do list so you can always know what you have yet to adresse.
Budget and finance :
When setting your budget, it is very important to be aware of the current prices on the market, this step allows you to come up with a final number of how much you can comfortably spend on the renovation , but then the cost depends on a mountain of factors, it can be affected by any lurking unwanted surprises in your house such as water damage, this is why you should always consider budgeting an extra 15 to 25 percent for any unexpected costs.
Decide when to DIY :
Before diving in, you should know that there are so many factors to a home remodel, and there may be some aspects that you can tackle yourself, however there are some projects that are best left to professionals, such as plumbing, HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and many others, so at this point you should define the work you want to do yourself and what you’ll outsource to contractors and professionals. Once you know the work you’ll need a pro to handle, you can look into which contractor is the best choice for you .
Demolition (optional step):
Generally right before the demolition step, you may want to order the necessary materials you’ll need like lumber, drywall, you also may need to rent a large roll-off dumpster for the debris disposal during the demolition.
Demolition can be very dangerous, so if you decide to do any of it yourself exercise caution and follow safety precautions.