When it comes to renovations, we consistently advise people to hire professionals to do it for them. Why? A lot of things can go awry if they aren’t careful with the project. Let’s take electrical work as an example, you don’t want to work on wiring specially when you don’t have the skill to do it, right? Not only is it dangerous, but it can form complications! Still, if you’re a novice going into the world of renovation, there are some things we think you should consider. For one thing, there is no renovation without the budget! So, how do you create a budget when you’re thinking about a renovation?
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Let’s take a bathroom renovation as a general example for this topic. Surely, you don’t want to remodel your bathroom without breaking your bank account, right? The rule of thumb for renovations should be around 5-10% of your property’s value. So if your home costs about $100k, you’re looking to spend a general amount of $5,000-$10,000 for a renovation. Still, your renovation should be realistic; If your house costs about $500k, we don’t suggest to renovate for about $50k (unless you want to purchase some top of the line bathroom materials)!
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In addition to the budget, you want to consider the construction zone. A general contractor will need to get the right permits and oversee the labor. They will also see to it that their clients are satisfied with the project. When working with a contractor, compare the prices of materials yourself. You maybe able to buy some of them online at a cheaper price.
Think about the fixtures that you will implement to your home. We’re talking about sink, tub, toilet, mirrors, and other add-ons. In many bathroom renovations, tiles are one of the features that gets remodeled. Even though, it’s not a major expense, it’s a thing to consider especially when installation is involved.
So there you have it. These are just some things to consider when you’re thinking about a renovation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today!