Renovating your house can be one of the most difficult or challenging times of your life. Here five steps you can implement before, after and during construction, that will alleviate the pressure and minimize any mishaps. If your efforts are planned and persistent your success is guaranteed, following these five steps will make sure your interior remodeling project meets your expectations.
Micro-Addition vs Remodel
A micro-addition can be just as expensive as a normal remodel. Most of the money invested and time is allocated towards pulling permits with the city, finding a general contractor, and performing the demolition. All of these costs that are grandfathered in, regardless of the project’s actual scale. If your budget sensitive a small addition can be a lot more expensive in the long run. Also, beware of skimping on quality building materials. Saving a few dollars in the short term if you have to open your wallet sometime in the near future.
Planning is a priority. Take the time to consider every option you want and prepare detailed ideas and even plans with your general contractor, before you begin construction.
Check all zoning and construction regulations in your town or city. Also, make sure you know which permits are required. As tempting as it is to just get started, do all of this before you start.
Try to be pragmatic and set realistic expectations based on your current floorplan. If your remodeling plans involve a complete makeover and you’re attempting to reinvent the wheel, but a much much bigger one, it might be more cost efficient for you and your family to sell and to relocate.
Interior remodeling at certain points can be a slow process. Don’t go making any life-altering plans that rely on the project’s completion because that’s when you will run into setbacks in your schedule. Take your time and build in plenty of extra time to finish on time and within budget. Keep the lines of communication open with your general contractor. Especially when things are challenging. There are few problems that a little communication can’t solve, and a few problems that the lack of it won’t make worse.
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