Renovation Checklist: Before Tackling Any Home Renovation Consider This
by Rick Delgado
on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 10:22am.
Renovations are not only exciting, but they can take some time depending on the project that you’re trying to tackle. With this in mind, you have to be both physically and mentally prepared. You have to know you have the right amount of funds, that you're ready to take on such a large job and that you have all the required resources. However, what exactly should you be looking into prior to starting these renovations?
Before starting any large renovation, you should consider whether or not permits are something that are going to be needed. When it comes to adding on additions to a home, or even pools in the backyard; permits may be required to do so. The contractor that you choose should be able to get these for you but you want to double check that this is something taken care of.
Does your contractor have enough experience in the field to do the job you ask of them? You should have gone around and gotten a bit of information from them all, but also some quotes. They should be the best outfitted for the job, and not just the cheapest that you could find. You want someone good over choosing someone cheap.
During the process, should you relocate? This is a big question to ask yourself. You want to know that you’re not doing too much, but also that you’re not in the way. If the renovation is going to take apart a room that you need such as a kitchen, you might want to consider going somewhere that you can live in for the time being.
You want a buffer for time and for money. Sometimes renovations might cost a bit of both. You want to have a safety cushion to fall on if they do require a bit of both. Without this, you will find that the renovations are putting you further into despair and this is not something that anyone is going to want. Be prepared, plan ahead and be safe.
You need to know that this is something that you really want out of the renovation. Do you have the time, money and patience to deal with it all and when it is done, is it something you’re going to enjoy? You want to be sure before taking the next step and moving forward with such a big change in your home.