Whether you’ve moved into a “fixer-upper”, or you have simply outgrown the style or size of your current home, planning a successful home renovation is a great option to help create the home of your dreams. Home renovations can end up being quite stressful if you don’t take the necessary precautions or plan properly. Some things are impossible to predict, but before you start tearing down walls, take a look at some of these dos and don’ts to help you through the process.
DO: Inspect the property before you start
Avoid the messy situation of uncovering problems as the work progresses by having your property inspected before making any drastic changes. Make sure that you have electrical, plumbing, and roofing inspected before you get started. You want to make sure that any changes you’ll be making will be in line with the existing functions of your home.
DON’T: Create a fixed budget
Sure, you want to go into the project with a rough idea of how much you’ll be spending. But don’t expect to have every detail included in the budget. Even if you spend months planning, there will be always be unforeseeable expenses that you need to include in your calculations. Whether these costs are big or small, you want to make sure that you’re not overwhelmed when you get the bill. Remember to be realistic about your estimated budget! Take these risks into account when you sit down to set an estimated budget. We suggest adding 10 to 15 percent to your original budget to be more realistic.
DO: Hire a professional for a successful home renovation
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Holland Homes & Renovations has helped homeowners make upgrades to their homes for more than ten years. Diligent and attentive experts are here to help you put your home renovation ideas into reality. If you think that it’s out of your budget to hire a professional, we offer outstanding home renovation results at extremely competitive rates. Remember, quality work by professionals instead of shoddy, dangerous DIY work is always worth the price. Save yourself the stress and give us a call!
DON’T: Be unrealistic about the completion date
There are many things that can delay the completion of a project. This is why it’s important to be flexible with your deadline in order for your home renovation to be completed as it should be. Things like changing your mind about some of the details, or delays with material orders can cause delays in the completion date. Remember that job well done will take time, so be patient!
Feel free to contact Holland Homes & Renovations at any point during your planning process and we can provide you with a free quote for your home renovation!