As a homeowner, there are many benefits to a home renovation project. Firstly, renovations create new spaces for your family to use and enjoy. Secondly, renovations typically increase the value of your home.
Before you jump into a remodel yourself or hire a contractor, there are five important details to keep in mind.
1.Your Home Renovation Project Budget
One of the most important details to consider is your budget. It’s essential to know how much you can afford to spend on a renovation project. Having a budget will inform you of whether you have the funds to create your new space.
If you hire a contractor make sure you have a clear understanding of all project costs including materials and labor.
2. The Space You Have Available
Before starting a project, you need to consider whether you have enough space. For example, if you have large-scale plans for a finished basement, like a guest suite or a home theater, you’ll need accurate measurements of the length, width, and height of the space. You’ll also need to consider any laws regarding fire safety for bedrooms within a finished basement.
If you’re unsure of how to gauge your space and whether it fits your goals, consult a home renovation expert.
3. Design Style
When renovating a section of your home, you have to consider the overall design of your home. Here are some questions you should consider when designing:
- Do you want the renovation to match the rest of the home?
- Is it okay if the renovation stands out?
So, if your home has a rustic, traditional aesthetic, building a contemporary room may make the space awkwardly stand out. We recommend homeowners create the unique living spaces they want. Still, it’s important to know a non-traditional space may not increase the value of the home.
4. The Time of Year
Certain projects like finished basements, updated kitchens, and other indoor renovations can be completed any time of year. However, if you are interested in adding a deck or other outdoor space, you will need to consider the weather. We recommend that you plan to create your outdoor space during the warmer spring months. This will prevent your project from being delayed by cold weather.
5. DIY Home Renovation Project or Go with a Pro
We understand the satisfaction that comes from DIY Home Renovation. Before deciding to go all in on DIY home renovations, here are two important questions to consider:
- Do you have the knowledge to complete the project?
- Do you have the necessary tools?
We find the answer to these two questions typically determines whether you can do a job on your own, or if you need professional help. That’s the advantage of hiring home remodeling professionals, they arrive with the knowledge and tools, ready to work.
Professionals 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 so you and your family can enjoy the newly renovated space for years to come.
If you are interested in renovating your basement, kitchen, or bathroom, Breyer Construction & Landscape would love to hear about your project. Our team has extensive experience helping homeowners create their dream spaces, both indoors and outdoors.
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.