As a homeowner, renovating specific parts of your home is an effective way to increase its value and add extra space for your family to use and enjoy. Before jumping into a renovation project or hiring a contractor, there are a few important factors to consider first. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
One of the most important factors to consider is your budget. It’s essential to know how much you can reasonable afford to spend on a renovation project and if you have the funds to achieve your desired space. If you hire a contractor, openly communicate with them and have a clear understanding of all project costs including materials and labor.
The Space You Have Available
Before starting a project, you need to consider whether you have the necessary space to achieve your renovation goals. For instance, if you have large-scale plans for a finished basement, like adding a guest suite or a home theater, it’s important to know if your basement is big enough to be used in that way. If you’re unsure of how to gauge your space and whether it fits your goals, consult a home renovation expert.
When renovating a room or section of your home, it’s important to consider the overall design of your home and create your new space to match it. For instance, if your home has a rustic, traditional aesthetic, building a contemporary room may make the space stand out in an undesired way.
The Time of Year
Indoor renovation projects, such as finished basements or updated kitchens, can be completed virtually any time of year. However, if you are interested in adding a deck or other outdoor space, you will need to plan your project around the weather (depending on your location). Look to the warmer spring months to start creating your outdoor space so that the project does not need to be delayed by colder weather.
DIY or Go with a Pro
You may be a staunch do-it-yourself person and want to complete any and all home projects alone. If you have extensive knowledge of your home renovation project, this may be the ideal route for you.
However, if you are unsure of your ability to complete a project on your own, there are several advantages of hiring a home renovation professional. They have the experience and skills necessary to help you bring your dream space to life within your desired timeframe. A professional will know the ideal materials to use to get the most ROI so you and your family can enjoy the newly renovated space for years to come.
If you are interested in renovating your basement, kitchen, bathroom, etc., consider the services of Breyer Construction & Landscape. Our team has extensive experience helping homeowners create their dream spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Fill out a contact form or call our office at (610) 546-7633 to learn how we can help you with your project.