Undertaking a kitchen and bathroom remodeling project can be overwhelming, but in the end, it’s always well worth it. If you are about to take on a renovation, there are a few tips you can use to make the whole process a little less overwhelming and a lot more rewarding:
Too many homeowners put off selecting their fixtures, appliances, paint colors and other materials until after they’ve busted down walls and torn out floorboards. Doing this ultimately leads to disaster. If you avoid wasting time and to get your renovation over as quickly as possible, plan ahead.
The worst thing you can do is to let a family member do the project on his or her free time, or to hire a neighbor’s friend’s kid. If you want your home renovation to be done on time and done right, hire quality contractors who specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. By doing it any other way, you risk losing time, money and possibly friendships.
Have a Budget
Most home renovation projects go over budget mostly because most homeowners don’t have a budget in mind when they begin. If you have a spending limit, be honest about it, with yourself and with your contractor. By understanding what you can and cannot afford ahead of time, you can prioritize tasks and ensure that what you really want out of your renovation, you get.
Have a Contingency Fund
You never know what you’re going to find behind your walls or under your floor boards. More often than not, homeowners have to shell out thousands of dollars more than they anticipated in order to remedy hazards such as mold and asbestos. That money typically comes from their countertop fund, or their entire bathroom fund. Don’t sacrifice your dream bathroom and kitchen, and plan ahead by making room in your budget for emergencies.
Kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects can be overwhelming. However, if you plan ahead, hire smart, work with a budget and plan for emergencies, you can make the whole project a lot less stressful.