Home Renovation. Friday , October 05th , 2018 - 05:55:31 AM
So how does the average homeowner know if there are maintenance renovations that require attention? There are a few ways to find out, and sticking your head in the sand is not an option. That would be akin to not going for a regular check-up at the doctor or dentist - if no-one tells you there's a problem, then there is no problem, right? Wrong. The first thing to do is to call upon your gut instinct. You probably have a suspicion if the electrics might be an issue (there's a spark when you plug appliances in, for example), or if there's damp in the basement, or if the attic insulation is insufficient; after all, you're the one who lives there. Take a look around the outside of the house for any signs of worsening damage - are cracks bigger than you remember them? Does the roof look patchy? Do you have an effective water management system - one that drains run-off water away from the house foundations?
Simply put, this is a very difficult question to address. First, the cost of the project will depend entirely on the nature of the project. For example, a kitchen renovation is one of the most expensive projects in the home, whereas updates to a bedroom may cost considerably less. Moreover, the scale of the project will impact your budget not just because of resources and materials, but also because of time. If you need to move out of your home during your renovation, this will impact your budget. Plus, many tradesmen will work at an hourly rate, and the more time spent on the job will translate to increased costs for the homeowner.
First decide why you are renovating your home. What do you hope to accomplish with the renovation? Are you adding space for a new addition? Are you adding space for a kids play room or do you hope that with your renovation you increase the value of your home. Knowing exactly what you hope to accomplish with your home renovations will make it easier to create a budget and stick to it. It is often when a plan is not created that we go overboard with spending. So the more you can think out ahead of time before renovations on your home begin the better your finances will look in the end.
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