Home improvements add not just value to your property, but comfort and appeal as well. So, we understand the excitement to start right away, whether you’re updating the kitchen, remodeling the bathroom, or replacing the roof. However, regardless of your excitement, it would be prudent to exercise caution. After all, renovating a home is a long, tedious process that requires thorough planning. The tips below will help you navigate that process and bring you closer to your dream home improvements.
Put your dream on paper
Have a plan
Sort your budget
Check your coverage
Another thing you need to check thoroughly is insurance. In particular, double-check with your contractors if they are insured. If you’re doing your home improvements with the help of family and friends, make sure that your insurance covers all of you. In this way, you won’t be burdened financially in case there’s an accident. This is also a good time to check insurance coverage for property damage, as there’s always this risk of something getting messed up. Also, keep this in mind: If you need to live elsewhere during the renovation, your current policy will likely be inadequate. In fact, you’ll need to take out another one in the form of a builder’s risk insurance, which is specifically designed for intricate home improvement projects.
Account for some discomfort
Living through a home renovation can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Every day you’ll have to deal with noise, dust, dirt, exhaustion, and not using a part of the house or two. A work-around is to rent out a place to stay or live with friends or family, but even that is less than ideal as opposed to living in your own home (e.g., different rules, different beds, new routines). Needless to say, this time can take a physical, mental, and emotional toll on you and your family. So, make sure everyone prepares accordingly before finally starting the project.
Article prepared by Nadia Marshall
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