Getting Ready to Renovate

Renovations: they are a lot of work, but always worth it. Renovations are a great way to add financial and aesthetic value to your home. When some people think of renovations, they think of completely gutting a home and starting from scratch. However, a home renovation can be as simple as replacing a couple of door handles! Renovating can be simple updating, or completely adding something new to your home.

Whether your project is big or small, there are some very important things you need to get in order before the hands-on portion of the renovation begins.

The first thing you should do is get quotes. If you want to work with a contractor, get in touch with multiple and see what their rates are. Ask around and check online for reviews of work they have previously done, and make sure you find one that has worked on a project similar to yours before. If you are doing the project on your own, getting quotes is still important. You’ll need quotes on supplies and what it will cost to have someone come look at what you want to do.

This inspection is very important because you do not want to hurt yourself or your home. You need to be cautious of what structure supports you will be taking out, what electrical and water lines you may run into, and how viable it will be to actually do the renovation you wish to.

Last but not least, make sure the space you are renovating is prepared to be renovated. Clean, move things out of the way, make sure there is enough room, and make sure you protect any vulnerable surfaces from being hurt during the renovation.

It is important that you set up enough time for yourself to complete the task as quickly as possible. Do not start the renovation and then leave it abandoned for months on end. Not only is that a safety hazard, but it will be an eyesore. Give yourself time, make sure you have all your supplies, and be dedicated to finishing the task at hand.

Your renovation will be well worth it in the end.

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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