Where Do You Begin with a Whole-House Renovation? Here Is Your Guide


Whole-House Renovation

How can you get started on a project as big, long, expensive, and time-consuming as a whole-house renovation? Some projects allow you to dive straight in without much planning. You can pick up the painting in the morning and have it finished by the evening if you want to paint the living room. Even more difficult projects, such as placing floating laminate flooring, can be started on the spur of the moment.


A whole-house redesign, on the other hand, should start with realistic assessments of the project's scope and meticulous planning.

Funding

Your home improvement project may set you back far more than you anticipate. As a result, it's a good idea to come up with a variety of funding possibilities. Your financing options could range from sweat equity to a traditional home equity loan. For other people, borrowing money from relatives or friends with a clear repayment schedule is another alternative.

Hire Professionals or DIY

You can either pay professionals to do the work for you, or do it yourself, or do a combination of the two. Because this is an entire house remodel, you would need people who would facilitate, and guide you through this. Experts range from high-priced contractors to reasonably priced subcontractors who can be found through word-of-mouth or research. Because not all home renovation jobs require the same amount of work, you should assess if you are prepared to take on the project with professionals or whether you want to engage professionals on a case-by-case basis. Bottom line: it can be very risky to not have a renovation contractor guiding you.

Resale

A good number of homeowners today have sold their homes at least once. The days of homeowners paying down their 30-year mortgage in full are long gone. You're upgrading your home not only for yourself but also for future buyers. Whatever you accomplish with this entire-house refurbishment, you'll be able to sell it to a new set of buyers.

Contractors

During your entire house remodel, people will be everywhere. They'll also pop up when you least expect it. They may arrive earlier than you expect. That's simply the construction workers. You'll be messaging, e-mailing, and calling the contractor regularly. Remember, they are facilitating you.

Permits

Building licenses are notoriously difficult to obtain. Electrical approval for demolition or fences may just take a few days, while large-scale zoning projects, such as adding on to a home, can take weeks or months.

Cleanliness

It's just as vital to plan for keeping dust out of clean portions of your house as it is to avoid making a mess when painting the interior of your house. Good work teams should take care of this for you, but you'll typically have to step in and help out as well.

Are you searching for a home renovation contractor in Red Deer? A.C.T Home Services provides roofing, siding, and upgrades for kitchens, baths, and basements. To schedule an appointment, please contact us right away!

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