5 Quick Tips to Consider Before Starting Home Renovations
Updating and changing the look of your home is one of the most rewarding steps you can take as a homeowner. We understand the process can be an exciting yet daunting experience. With each new client we like to share our knowledge, in hopes of making their project as easy and stress free as possible. Today, we would like to share 5 quick tips we think every homeowner interested in remodeling should know.
1. Plan Your Budget Wisely
Your budget is the most important part of your renovation. We recommend setting aside 15-20% of your overall budget for unexpected expenses that may come up during the construction phase. There is an added peace of mind in having the money set aside, just in case you have a leak or you want to add an extra little something to your original design.
2. Hire a Designer
Consider hiring a designer (I hear the ladies at Timeless Oak are pretty cool). Whether it’s for a color consultation or space planning, hiring a designer can help ease the decision making process. Their experience and resources will save you money without compromising the beauty of your investment. It’s important to find a company you trust that can bring your vision to life, and if they're really good, create a design beyond your wildest expectations.
3. Seek Out Multiple Quotes
We think this tip in particular is so important. No matter the trade, seek out at least two or three professional bids. Let them know that you are gathering multiple quotes, we find this leads to the most honest and quick estimates.
4. Keep an Open Mind
It’s easy to get fixated on a certain piece of furniture or item you already own. Keep an open mind: you can move it to another area of your home, sell it, or donate it. Forcing things to work in a space never works out in the end. Ask yourself, "Does this bring me joy?" - Marie Kondo (we love her!)
5. Take Your Time
It takes time to get to know your home, and learn what you want and need out of each space. It’s easy to get caught up in wanting to change everything at once, and if you can that’s amazing. But if you make a plan and budget wisely, you can have the home you've always dreamed of. I guess what we’re trying to say is that it’s okay to enjoy the journey of your home.
The Timeless Oak Team