5 Things to Consider Before Renovating Your House

We all know what it feels like to walk through your current home and day-dream about changes you’d love to make. If you’ve been itching for a change, consider the following factors before you start breaking through walls:

Create Your Budget

The first thing to do is consider the expenses involved in renovating your home. Do you have money saved up to make these changes? It’s also advised to do research and get quotes from contractors and interior experts. This will allow you to create a realistic budget and leave a buffer for unforeseen expenses.

Plan the Process

Whether this means a rough drawing on a paper napkin or consulting with an architectural and design firm - start this process sooner rather than later. Seeing the bigger picture will help you determine what you can do yourself and when you would need a contractor like Novadec. This is also a good time to apply for a permit or inform your estate and neighbours about your renovation plans.

Focus on the Structure First

Before starting the renovation process, you need to make sure that your structure is in place. This is the ideal time to repair or replace your roof and waterproof your structure. Determine if the foundation needs to be secured. The last thing you want is a failed renovation project because of major structural problems.

Electrical and Plumbing Checks

Another helpful tip would be to hire a plumber and electrician to assess your home before you start the renovations. There might be certain limitations that will prevent you from changing the structure, or areas that could easily be ‘upgraded’. A professional opinion can save you a lot of work and money in the long run.

Leave the Details for Last

Surface finishes, interior painting, and wallpaper should be one of the last items to tick off your renovation list. This will, of course, depend on how many changes you are trying to make but think about what could be damaged during each process.

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