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Our Top renovation tips to make your transformation as successful as possible.
Start Writing a Wish List –
It’s time to start evaluating your existing space. Figure out what you like and what you’d love to change. List features that you’ve always wanted and group them according to ‘must haves’ and ‘nice to haves’, then number them by importance. Now is a great time to go window shopping. Tour showrooms and model homes and scan websites and magazines for inspiration.
Establish a Realistic Budget –
Whether you just want to make a few cosmetic changes or you’re planning on gutting out and starting from scratch, it’s important to decide how much you want to spend before you start. Make sure you allocate money for the unexpected, like mold or water problems. It’s always best to set aside a buffer when planning renovations.
Call in The experts –
Even if you just need a small scale makeover or you’re actually planning on handling some of the remodeling yourself, it is always best to consult a professional at the start. They can give you solid advice on what you can achieve within your budget and can provide thoughtful suggestions on where to splurge as well as where you could save. They can also help you avoid any costly mistakes that you might be likely to make if you are going it alone. Make sure you consult experts for any wiring or plumbing work and don’t be afraid to ask how far your budget can take you.
Think smarter –
If you can work within a room’s existing wiring and piping footprint you will almost always save money. It is also worth considering that it might actually be cheaper in the long run to gut the whole room and start from scratch, especially if the plumbing or electrical systems are outdated. A high quality Master builder will be able to provide you with invaluable advice on how to get as close to your vision as possible while sticking within your budget. It’s also a good idea to invest in items that are likely to stand the test of time,.
Plan For The Future –
If you envisage yourself selling within 5 years or less then design with resale in mind. Choose neutral, simple colours and classic features that any buyer could love. Try to pick sink and cabinet designs that match the style of the rest of your home’s interior. If you think you’ll be around for at least the next 7 years then you may as well design the space for yourself, as the look will probably be considered outdated by the time the home goes on the market.
Here at Grave’s Design & Remodeling our expert designers and Master builders can help you create your dream living spaces, minus the hassle. Contact us today to find out more about our professional, high quality renovation and remodeling services.