As homeowners, we’ve all been there. There can be any number of ways we get there, but eventually, we all find ourselves looking into renovations. Whether we bought a home that needs a bit of work, or if we’ve fallen out of love with what we’ve got, renovations are part of the life cycle of a home. Considering renovations is one thing, but stepping into the actual work is another and how you get there can have more twists and turns than a roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland.
There are two main things to consider when you’re deciding on renovating.
- What are you going to renovate?
- Who’s going to do it?
If you’ve got a few spaces in your home that need some work, it’s best to prioritize based on which will add the most value to your home. The best way to do this is to reach out to your real estate agent. They have a detailed understanding of the market in your neighborhood and can tell you what buyers are looking for. You may not be planning to sell, but you want to be sure that if you need to, you can.
Once you’ve decided what you want to renovate, you need to decide if you’re going to do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. You do need to keep in mind that renovations are not easy. If you’ve renovated before, and are comfortable with the work you’ll be doing, and understand the codes and regulations, and have the time to complete it, then we wish you luck.
If you’re not the type of person who can do it themselves, then it’s time to hire a contractor.
Hiring a contractor should be easy. The problem is it isn’t. Due to a glut of truck bed contractors, it can be hard to find someone who has the necessary qualifications, expertise, and trustworthiness. When you’re hiring a contractor, look for someone who has been in business for some time. Check their website, their social media, and their Google My Business listing for reviews and testimonials. Speak to your friends and family and find out who they’ve worked with in the past. And finally, meet with the contractors. Speak to them about the project, and find out their plans, and their experience with this type of project.
Once you’ve found someone who has the right credentials, and experience, and who you feel comfortable working with, it’s time to get down to brass tacks and get rolling to turn your home into the palace you want it to be!