As we come close to the end of the year, many homeowners may be planning renovations for the New Year. As always, preparation is your best friend when it comes to any remodeling project. And when the new year sets in, your solid plan will help you be confident that you started the new year well by making good decisions when it comes to your renovations.
From start to finish, you can always count on the team here at Ascension General Contractors to gather the best advice for any remodeling project. Today, we are sharing some of those top things you should be aware of, and specifically, when you are planning renovations for the New Year.
Don’t Underestimate the Costs
While it may seem like the most difficult step when renovating, even more so than the interruption caused by the construction of renovations, setting a clear and realistic budget is not a part of the plan that should be overlooked. So before you rush into the project, be sure to really take your time thinking about the budget and don’t shoot too low. Determine what you can afford and always leave some extra room in case any unforeseen issues come up during the project.
Don’t Over Renovate
Your goal may be to increase the value of your home, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on unnecessary features and finishes. A lot of things won’t actually add value to your home in the long run, so there is no need to make the project more expensive than it needs to be. Sometimes it is the simplest updates that can give the best returns without breaking the bank.
Choose the Highest Value Renovations
If you are making a large investment in renovating your home, you might as well choose upgrades that will benefit you over time and increase the value of your home. It is always helpful to make sure you look into upgrades that have the best ROI so you can know what kind of return you can expect. This way you can make an educated decision on which renovations will benefit you the most in multiple ways.
Set a Realistic Timeline
Timing is important and it is essential that you work with your contractor to establish a timeline for the project. Rushing through any part of the project, including the planning, can lead to costly mistakes and possibly an end project that isn’t what you wanted. A realistic timeline can give you peace of mind and hopefully help the whole renovation process run smoother.
Are you planning renovations for the new year? At Ascension General Contractors, we are experienced in all types of home renovations and are proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors. Contact us today and let’s get started!