Easy Steps for Planning Your Home Renovation
A home renovation is one of the best gifts a homeowner can grant themselves. However, between the decision to start a home renovation and the actual commencement of the project, several planning steps are required to ensure a renovation goes off without a hitch.
Before you even consider hiring a Dallas contractor, make sure that you’ve considered these early planning steps that will help ease any stress of your future renovation.
Understand Why You Need a Renovation
Knowing why you need a renovation is essential in the planning process. It gauges the extent of your project, helps estimate a total budget, and allows you to plan the design with a purpose in mind.
Some of the most common reasons behind a home renovation are:
- A new baby is on the way
- The desire for more space
- The desire for a multifunctional room
Solidify Your Budget
Once you’ve got an idea of why you’re moving ahead with a renovation, the next step is to determine how much money you can comfortably spend on your project.
When planning out your budget, keep the following items in mind:
- The price of the materials you want to use for your project
- The average industry cost for the work you want in your home
- It’s best to finalize your budget with 10% of the final price, offering you wiggle room for unexpected expenses
Thoroughly Interview Contractors
Your home renovation project will be one of your most significant investments as a homeowner. So, you must find a perfect contractor for both the job and your family’s needs.
Per our advice, don’t just go with the first contractor that says they can do the job. Take the time to interview multiple contractors and make sure they can meet the following criteria:
- They can work within your established timeline and budget
- They are completely insured (Worker’s Compensation, Liability Insurance)
- They have several years of experience
- They are a licensed contractor
- They come with references and proof of their former successful projects
Plan Your Life During the Renovation
A home renovation can uproot a family’s life. If you know that your project is substantial, it’s always best to make plans that keep your family members and pets away from the clutter.
Our suggestion is to either turn an unaffected room into a makeshift area that “replaces” the space under construction or take a staycation at a family member’s house or a hotel while construction is completely underway.
Complete a Perfect Home Renovation with NEO Texas Construction
Now that you’ve made your renovation plans, it’s time to get in touch with NEO Texas Construction to start creating the renovation of your dreams. We are Dallas’ premier contracting team dedicated to creating a beautiful, functional final product with every renovation we take on.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and get your exterior or interior renovation on our schedule.