A smart remodeling of your home can increase its value. Whether you’re planning to sell your home in the near future or not, a remodeling of your home will greatly increase the value of your time spent there. If your remodel doesn’t go as planned, however, and the costs could be devastating.
Follow these 5 simple home remodeling tips to ensure your remodel goes off without a hitch:
5. Today’s Trendy Home Decor Styles are Yesterday’s Shag Carpet
The temptation to go with new and trendy home decor options will be strong. Do your best to resist because trends shift quickly and your choice of decor may find it’s way on to everyone’s ‘must-not-have list’.
4. Get the job done right, the first time.
People often rush into a remodeling project, thinking they can do it all themselves. If you aren’t 100% sure how to do something, then don’t!
3. Hire The Right People
Some will spend their hard earned money on a contractor who hasn’t even been properly vetted. You’re going to waste a lot of resources, and may even devalue your home.
2. Don’t Forget About Maintenance and Energy Costs
A home theater, for example, will likely require quite a bit of maintenance over the years. Make sure you know exactly how much every will cost to avoid future headaches.
You may even consider remodeling projects the increase the energy efficiency of your home. Your new low flow toilets may not be anything to write home about, but they could pay off for you big time for years to come.
1. Be an Effective Communicator.
It seems so obvious, but is often overlooked. Be involved in every step of the process, and never be afraid to ask for more information from your contractor.
You can start by getting familiar with the work involved in the project.. At the very least, you should feel confident about accurately describing your needs to the contractor.