As soon as summer sets in, a lot of property owners start thinking of ways in which they can upgrade their home.
Renovating a property has proven to be an excellent investment even from a sale point of view.
However, this process is not as easy as it seems. You need to consider a lot of things before the actual renovation starts. A lot of prepping is required weeks before you start with the work.
Here are some of the essential things to consider to make the renovation process as stress free as possible.
What to do with your possessions?
Where to put your belongings, while all the work happens within your premises? You don’t want them to be in the way of your renovation, and you definitely don’t want them getting damaged or accumulating dust, so consider storing all your stuff in a self-storage unit.
From furniture to clothing, everything can be safely stowed away in a storage unit while your house is getting a new life.
What to remodel?
Something you’ll want to set clear before initiating any renovations is what you desire to change as opposed to what actually needs to be changed. There is a difference between those two things, and you can miss that difference when you start your renovations. Identify which areas would benefit the most from improvements and how much you’re willing to invest.
Planning ahead is the key.
Does it add value to your property?
Definitely! For example, building an extension will add to the value of your house. Upgrading your house as per all the latest amenities will improve the quality of your life and increase your property’s value- which is something to take into consideration if you’re thinking about selling it later down the line.
Be prepared to wait – It Will Take Longer Than You expect
Perfect renovations need perfect planning and perfect execution. However, perfection does not have a time period. So, while you have planned out every little thing to smallest detail aiming for a particular date for the work to be completed, chances are it will not be met. The deadline you have set to see your house renovated will come, and you will still see a lot of pending work on the site. This is one of the most common mishaps in the construction business. You cannot blame anybody and will have to patiently wait till things get done smoothly as per your liking.
Chaos and dust will be a part of your life
Whatever steps you take to be prepared, there will be constant chaos around the house, and you will see dirt everywhere. We agree that it is annoying to be sitting with dust on your chairs, on your television and every piece of your house belongings but nobody can help you with this. The only way to save your prized possessions from all this is to make use of one of our storage units to keep everything safely stored while the renovation work is being done. Once your house is ready, you can bring them back and enjoy your renovated property.
Dig into the details and don’t hesitate to ask questions
It is your house and your money, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have. You will see contractors, designers, and your suppliers making decisions for you. While we know they are the experts in their fields, you must always know why everything is made in the house during the entire renovation process.
Plan your space – Measure Everything Carefully
By carefully measuring every area in your home, you can avoid acquiring a piece of furniture that is too small or too big for the space and end up placing unwanted belongings in a self-storage facility for a longer period of time.