5 Tips For Remodeling
You think your house needs an upgrade and you have finally saved some cash. Consumer Law Magazine has put together 5 tips for you to start remodeling.
Planning involves everything. From tiles to a good night sleep. Rest is crucial, especially when it comes to making important decisions. You can’t keep track on the process if you are always sleepy. So, plan ahead. This means way ahead. If suddenly, you change your mind about something that has already been done, it’ll simply add up to your bill. We don’t want that. Think it through, discuss with family members, make sure your schedule leaves you more than 4 hours of sleep and of course, don’t forget the budget.
Write a budget
The most boring, yet the most important part of your reconstruction is budgeting. It is the keystone to your new place. Your budget will have to answer three questions. What is the goal of the remodeling? How much will it cost and how to include unexpected expenses? Talk to different licensed contractors, find out the costs of the service and the materials. It is a great strategy to have extra cash saved up, just in case. So, when you come up with a final number, add an extra 20% to the overall costs.
Be prepared for a little chaos
To avoid complications, be prepared for them. Don’t worry! You got this! When talking contractors, address your desires as simple as possible. You are working with humans after all. It is a good idea to measure twice and cut once. This doesn’t only apply to measurements. Think it through. Do you really want that trendy leopard print countertop that is in this season?
Don’t go for the cheapest
Sometimes, during this minor chaos, we go for the quickest and cheapest options of contractors and materials. I know, I know… you want to get down to work and enjoy your new place as fast as possible. So, before you tear the walls down, choose the wallpaper and so on, plan ahead, lay out a budget and see if your household can afford a renovation. Don’t be cheap when buying materials, this won’t save you money in the long run. Otherwise, you will have to go through these 5 steps, all over again.
Do your paperwork
Depending on the remodeling you are doing, you might need a permit. The law varies from state to state. Hence, to avoid any later complications, speak to a lawyer before you start building. If you sell the house without having the renovation permits, the new owners can sue you.
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