The Process of Starting a Renovation Project
When it comes to renovating your kitchen, bathroom or whole home, many don’t prioritize it as they should. While the thought of it can be frustrating and tedious, it is important to understand the value of good renovation and repairs. It means less headaches in the future. A huge part of neglecting renovation is dealing with the amount of people involved and all of the things that go wrong. Above all, be sure to understand your rights as a consumer before starting any project or renovation to your home.
How do you start a renovation project?
If you don’t intend on doing the project yourself, you’ll have to find professionals to do the job for you. Before starting your interview process, be sure to confirm your budget. Research the best pricing for your needs. Determine if it would be cheaper to purchase your own supplies or if it would be better for you to hire someone that would obtain everything for you. Keep in mind that contractors will most likely get a contractor’s discount but will add at least 10% to the final material cost. You might be able to find cheaper prices on your own and have then delivered to your home, you will need a details material list from your contractor. You can also ask your contractor to get quotes for materials and you get quotes as well, some suppliers will price match. Consider the age of your home and how much more difficult the project would be. This is also important to know when interviewing contractors, simply to make sure that you’re not being taken advantage of with cost and time.
When considering price on a project, understand that contractors will charge you based on their experience. Be sure to review three individuals to determine the best cost. Comparing the difficulty of the job to the contracted employee you wish to hire, you should be able to decide which would be the best fit for your home renovation. After the individual is decided on, you should receive a written quote. With everything written, this individual cannot charge more no matter the circumstance unless agreed upon by both parties.
When looking for flooring keep in mind the location of the flooring, the amount of traffic that area will see and choose a long lasting flooring option. Tile and hardwood will last longer than carpet. Getting a affordable tile can sometimes be a challenge but you will find that you can save money in one area, such as, fixtures, lighting or paint and reallocate those savings to upgrading your flooring options. Carmel Stone has beautiful Italian Marble Travertine Stone Tiles that will add a touch of elegance to your floors or even countertops. If you are a lover of hardwood but don’t love the upkeep Happy Floors offers hardwood looking porcelain tiles. This gives you the best of both worlds.
Hiring and working progress.
More than one individual may need to be hired depending on how big your renovation project is. If this seems to become too overwhelming, a project manager may have to be considered. This individual can hire where needed, minimizing your stress. For this reason, be sure to hire an individual you can trust to walk you through the process. This doesn’t mean that you stay in the dark when it comes to work being done. Always check in and confirm that the project is on schedule. There may be hiccups along the way that should be addressed immediately so that there is no snow ball effect damage that will take you completely off budget.
There are always things that can go wrong. For this reason, always do your research when it comes to consumer rights, renovation guidelines, licenses and permits that are applicable in your state.