Astrid Aguilar. Home Renovation. September 22nd , 2018.
Actually, home renovation will not burn a very big hole in a homeowner's pocket as long as one knows how to estimate the cost of the project. Having a good understanding of the factors that may affect the renovation costs will help a homeowner in planning the whole renovation process so it will fit hisher budget. The size of the house that needs to be renovated should be taken into consideration. The bigger the house, the higher the costs. On the other hand, there are instances wherein not the whole house but only parts of it (perhaps the kitchen or the living room) are the only ones that need the renovation. In either case, whether the whole house must have the makeover or just a particular room, the size or the area (usually in square footage) that needs the work must be taken into consideration in calculating the cost.
Determine how much value each renovation adds to your home. This information can be obtained from your local real estate office or a qualified appraiser. Real estate salespersons and appraisers for most part use a process called CMA (comparable market analysis) to determine your home value. In short the appraiser looks at similar properties sold recently near your home. Using hisher extensive database, the appraiser is able to adjust the price based on the condition of various areas of your home as well as any new additions. For example the database indicates that an additional second bathroom in your area increases home value by $8000, updated kitchen increase value by $6000, Second garage does not impact the value and etc. This is how your local real estate salesperson is able to price out your home.
Planning is the key to a successful renovation that is completed on time and on budget. Ideally, you want to set your expectations in advance so that you can avoid any problems as the renovation progresses. You not only want to consider your own style and vision, but basic elements that will impact your renovation. For example, always consider lighting before you make changes to windows, take careful measurements of rooms so that you know your renovations can be accommodated and coordinate style elements for particular rooms throughout your entire renovation.
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