Project Home Renovation: What to Expect

A home renovation is a big project. There are a lot of moving parts, and it can be daunting to try to tackle everything yourself. In this blog post, The Boyd Team will walk you through what you can expect during a home renovation. We'll cover topics like budgeting, contractor selection, timeline, and more. By the time you're finished reading this, you'll be an expert on how to prepare for your upcoming home remodel.

Types of Home Renovations

There are many different types of home renovations. Some common types of home renovations include:

 

  • Kitchen renovations

  • Bathroom renovations

  • Bedroom additions

  • Basement finishing

  • Attic conversions

  • Garage conversions

 

No matter what type of renovation you're planning, there are a few things you can expect. Let's take a look at some of the basics.

Home Office Additions  

If your plan is to add a home office as part of your renovation project, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you'll need to determine how much space is necessary. Then you'll need to consider things like lighting, ventilation, and ergonomics when choosing a location for your office. You'll also need to make sure your office is properly wired. When the time comes to work with a contractor, outline exactly what you want so they understand your vision.

You Need a Timeline and Schedule

One of the first things you'll need to do is establish a timeline and schedule. This will help ensure that your renovation stays on track and is completed in a timely manner. When creating your timeline, be sure to factor in contingencies for unexpected delays.  For example, if you're planning a kitchen renovation, you may want to plan for the possibility that your appliances could be delayed.

Budget Carefully

Budgeting is one of the most important aspects of any home renovation. You need to make sure you have enough money set aside to cover all the costs associated with your project. When estimating costs, it's important to remember that there will always be unforeseen expenses. As such, it's advisable to add at least 10% to your budget to account for these unexpected costs.

Contractor Selection

If you're not doing the work yourself, then you'll need to hire contractors. When selecting contractors, get bids from multiple companies. You should also ask for references and check those references before making your final decision. Once you select a contractor (or contractors), be sure to sign a contract that outlines the scope of work and includes provisions for changes that may come up during the course of the project.

Apps and Software 

In today's world, there are many different apps and software programs available to help with home renovations. Your contractors will likely use some type of project management software to keep track of deadlines, budgets, and other important details associated with your renovation. There are also apps available that allow you to see 3D renderings of your renovation project. With this option, you can get an idea of what the finished product will look like.

The Benefits of a Home Warranty

A home warranty can be a valuable asset after a home renovation. It can help cover the cost of repairs or replacements if something goes wrong. As such, it's important to make sure you have a home warranty in place once your renovation is complete. There are many different home warranty companies available, so it's important to do your research before selecting one. Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully, so you know what is and is not covered.

 

As you can see, there's a lot to consider when it comes to home renovations. If you follow the tips laid out in this post, your renovation project will go smoother than you ever thought possible. When you know what you want, have a budget, a timeline, and an understanding of how your contractor will manage and estimate costs, you can go into this project feeling more confident in the end result.

 

 

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