THINGS TO KNOW WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR

  1. Don’t expect a perfect result.

Bear in mind that the people who will be working on the renovation are just human beings. Though you cannot expect a perfect outcome, make sure they remember that you are expecting a nice quality of work for your home.

  1. You get what you pay for.

If you are that kind of person who will choose the lowest price possible for a service, then there’s no reason for you to

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THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN PLANNING A HOME RENOVATION

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Know your home

What is the condition of your home? Has it undergone any renovations in the past? How much did you pay for the house, and how much left is on the mortgage? Answering these questions will give you an initial idea on what can and cannot be done to your home. Think about what effects of the renovation work will have on the basic systems of
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SAFETY TIPS

OBTAIN ALL NECESSARY PERMITS

Before you start getting dirty, you would want to first brainstorm about the important permits you would need for the renovation. Talk to your contractor about this if you have no idea what permits to get, they are the ones who are experienced.

HAVE THE REQUIRED SAFETY / PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTS

Whatever the work that you might be doing, it is very obvious that it cannot be done dressed in shirts and jeans. Construction poses health hazards. This will ensure any injuries will be kept at minimum
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HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU SPEND ON YOUR RENOVATION

HOW MUCH VALUE WILL YOUR RENOVATION ADD?

For every dollar you spend on your house there will be a return on your investment. Some improvements have a high rate of return, like adding a room. For every dollar you spend turning a three-bedroom home into a four-bedroom home, you’ll usually double your money. Other features can have a negative return, depending on how much you spend and the property values in your area. Swimming pools are a great example: some buyers don’t want to bother with the maintenance, or feel they are too dangerous for young children.

WHY ARE YOU RENOVATING? PROFIT or COMFORT?

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DON’T KNOW WHAT TO RENOVATE FIRST?

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ASSESS YOUR HOUSE

Hire a licensed home inspector to check your house from top to bottom. He will climb into the attic to check for dampness, scour the basement looking for leaks, test the heating and air conditioning systems, and examine the roof, the plumbing and electrical panels. Evaluate the results and get any advice from the inspector before deciding on a plan of action.

 

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TYPES OF HOME IMPROVEMENT

Improving your home is not as easy it sounds. Of course before you could generally start with the work, you would first set a goal on what you hope to achieve and what you expect to see after the renovation is done. The type of renovation mainly depends on why you would want a renovation, may it be for comfort or you just want some repair done on some faulty stuff around the house.

Let’s take a small walk through some common goals when renovation a house:

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 HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL HOME RENOVATION

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PLAN AHEAD

Making an early preparation for the renovation can help prevent delays later on. This can also keep your risks of excess costs at a minimum.

FOCUS ON YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS

If you plan for a renovation, make sure you carefully plan it to last for a long time or all the efforts you put in to it now will be wasted.

FIND HELP

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DO’S and DON’T’S IN HOME RENOVATION:

 

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MEASURE EVERYTHING

Take good and accurate drawings of floor plans and elevations. Don’t forget door sizes and stairwells.

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DECORATING TIPS

PICK THE PAINT COLOR LAST

This may be hard to think about but it is true. You would want to choose the best color that best compliments your furniture after they have been moved inside your house.

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GIVE YOUR FURNITURE SOME SPACE

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THINGS TO AVOID BEFORE RENOVATION PERIOD

EXPECT PERFECTION

There’s no such thing as “perfection”.  All the work are done by humans, not machines. Although you will not get a perfect result, you can always expect high quality.

DECIDING A BUDGET ON THE GO

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