Homeowners spent $361 billion on improvements, repairs, and maintenance in 2016.
If you are one of the many that want to make your home look better in the upcoming year, you need a remodel checklist.
Without a checklist, you might forget something important when you want to renovate your new home and make it perfect for you and your family.
Continue reading this article and we will go over what you need to do when you’re starting your home renovation.
Preparing Yourself for the Remodel
Remodeling your house can be stressful if you’re not properly prepared. Being properly prepared means being prepared both physically and mentally.
You need to know if you’re able to stay in the house during the remodel or if you’re going to have to find another place to stay. You also need to think about how the remodel is going to affect your day-to-day life.
Once you’ve prepared yourself and your family for the remodel, it’s time to move into the actual process.
Set Your Budget
Before starting your remodel, you need to know how much money you have to spend — and you need to be realistic.
If you’re going to be updating the alarm system, breaking down walls, putting in a new HVAC system or anything else big, you need to give yourself some wiggle room for anything unexpected that might happen.
Set Your Priorities
After you set your budget, you need to know what your priorities are. If something happens and your budget is dwindling, you need to know what’s got to go.
Working on your most important tasks first will make it easier for you if you need to ax a part of the project.
Get Permissions and Permits
If you’re not going to change major parts of your structure then you aren’t going to need permissions and permits, so you can disregard this information.
On the other hand, if you’re going to do something like adding something to your home, you’re going to need a permit from your local housing authority.
To get a permit, you need to show detailed plans for what you’re going to do. Your city building inspector will be able to tell you about any zoning regulations and what kind of addition you’re allowed to add.
If you have a homeowner’s association, you’ll need to let them know about any exterior remodeling as well.
Your HOA may require your home to look a certain way, so don’t start your work before getting an approval…
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