Renovating a home is really exciting. You can convert your home to a new looking space with additions and alterations instead of buying a completely new home. However, renovating a home is not always exciting and interesting as you think. If you don’t plan properly, renovation can be a nightmare too! This is why I want to highlight some of the facts that you need to know before you start planning your renovation work for the home.Having a construction contract signed is a must to avoid future disputes with your renovation contractor.

Things to Know Before Starting a Renovation

Start planning early

When you renovate your home, you will face many incidents that take time to take decisions. You will need to decide on finishes. You will also need to time to select fixtures and fittings as there are different brands for different quality and price. All these need some time. So, in order to get the best value for your home after renovation, start the planning process earlier. So, you have plenty of time to decide on the materials and the quality.

Select your renovation contractor wisely

Although you have a great renovation design and plan from your interior designer, your renovation contractor should be able to deliver the work with highest quality of workmanship. Therefore it is important to select a well experienced and reputed Renovation Contractor for your work. Check their previous work, experience and reputation before you sign the agreement. Also, make sure to get quotations for the works from at least 3 renovation contractors before you choose.

Things to Know Before Starting a Renovation

Renovation can be more expensive than you think

In general, renovating a home is the best way to convert your existing home to your dream home. However, there can be hidden costs that you will not foresee at the beginning. Also, if you select all the materials in high quality brands, that will also affect the estimation and final costs. But, when you know this fact before you start renovation, it is easy to adjust your budget and understand the situation.

With these tips, I hope you will have your home renovated with a well experienced renovation contractor to make it look attractive!


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I am Amila, a mom for a son and I love to keep my home clean.I also love gardening and DIY projects. I am also an engineer working in Construction sector,therefore in this blog I also share tips on home improvement and construction related to help others.