Remodeling and Revamping: Making Your Hovel into a Home

Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

At some point in our lives, most of you will begin to feel our home is no longer working for your family or needs to be freshened up.

You could choose to give your home a lick of paint or look to make major changes to turn your house into the home of your dreams as you remodel for the future.

The question many of you will have is how do you go about starting a remodel in your home?

Remodeling and Revamping Making Your Hovel into a Home

  • Make a Wish List

    If you are looking to remodel your home you should start by looking at the dream you have for your home. That is not to say you believe this dream is achievable, but you can draw inspiration from looking at magazines and websites detailing the projects you love. The wish list you create can then be used to develop a plan for your home remodel that should be achievable in terms of budget and time constraints.

  • Create Your Budget

    This is perhaps the biggest and most daunting step you will take because you will need to take a close look at your finances as you move towards developing your remodeling plan. Home remodeling costs can vary, so creating a detailed budget will help you know what to expect. This Old House recommends building in a 20 percent buffer fund for any problems that may be encountered throughout the remodeling process. Working with banks to find the best rates and loan options should be a priority before any plans are made to hire contractors to complete the revamp of your property.

  • Do You Need a Contractor?

    This is usually the most difficult question to answer because you may find yourself biting off more than you can chew in terms of completing your planned project. When you decide on the course of action you wish to take, you should be honest about the skills you have and whether they are enough to complete the project you are hoping to complete. If you do not believe you have the skills to complete your project, employing a contractor should cut down on the time and cost of your remodel.

  • Make Your Choices

    The idea of a remodel can be daunting and the process can make it seem expensive and time consuming. However, once you have a budget in place and a contractor ready to undertake your project you can start the fun part of the plan. Shopping is a key part of completing your remodel with new flooring, fixtures, fittings, and furniture usually required to make your former hovel look like a beautiful new home.

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