Things You Need to Know Before Beginning a Renovation Project

By Scott Faulkner In Building Renovation No comments

Things You Need to Know Before Beginning a Renovation Project

Not all renovation projects are created equal. Some can be pricey to complete, only to add little or no value to your home. Others may seem insignificant or feel like they have made little difference, but can have a huge payoff. Prioritizing upgrading some of the more basic, but less exciting features like new windows, more substantial doors, up-to-date wiring, and newer plumbing are all things buyers like to see.

Kitchen and bath renovations have some of the highest ROI of any upgrades you can make. These are great investments because, in addition to having new appliances, plumbing, and fixtures, these are obvious improvements that up the “curb appeal” to potential buyers, too.

Stay away from overly trendy designs, as they can really date a property. There’s nothing worse than having a beautiful new kitchen installed only to try and sell your home two years later and have the room feel stale. When in doubt, choose classic materials that feel like an update, not out-of-date.

Hiring a professional to guide you through the process can actually be a money saver. We get it, home renovation projects are a big expense. Losing the “middle man” may seem like an easy way to cut costs, but oftentimes, a professional can actually make the job less expensive. Years of experience allows the pros to already have the shortcuts down pat. In addition to the industry discounts they can get, professional plumbers, electricians, and contractors can save you time in completing these big projects. And when it comes to upgrading your home, time does equal money.