Don’t bite off more than you can chew!
Whether it’s because you’re “bored” with the current look of your home, you have expanding family needs, or you want to add those extra rooms you’ve been dreaming of, home renovations are a great way to get that “new home” feeling. Let’s not forget that embarking on a house renovation or home extension can become time consuming and costly where there’s been a lack of planning! Here are a few tips to keep in mind to avoid unnecessary problems with your extension or renovations. .
Keep it real!
Consider everything from budget and time, to how much effort you’re really willing to invest in the renovation. If you’re hiring a professional this includes considering how much impact the home renovation is going to have on your daily life. It’s may be important to plan the renovation in such a way that your home is still liveable during renovating! Carefully consider factors such work and family commitments. Depending on the extent of your home improvement it might be necessary to vacate the house while the renovation is completed.
Don’t cut costs – too much!
By all means find the most affordable price for your house renovations, but ensure these affordable prices come hand in hand with qualified, reputable extension builders!
Keep in mind that the cheapest materials are cheap for a reason! Instead, ensure your extension builder uses quality materials. It pays to hire a home improvement company that uses quality supplies and materials.
Do hire a great renovation company!
You simply MUST hire a great home improvement company! The extension or renovation is probably going to affect the structure, look and feel of your home plus affect heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems. This is why it’s a smart move to seek out extension builders who have a proven track record, so make sure you read the testimonials on their website.
Don’t forget those permits!
Establishing what permits (if any) are needed will depend entirely on where you live and the type of home renovation you’re doing. If you decide to sell your renovated home down the track, you could encounter costly and disappointing results. Rightfully so, most home buyers want to know that the work completed on the home is legitimate and safe! Each state has different laws and regulations, so be sure to check with your home improvement consultant.
Do as much homework as necessary! Check out before and after pictures. Rest easy knowing companies like Sydney Extensions come with 10 year structural guarantees, 35 years’ experience and consistent quality workmanship, backed with all the right credentials and a unique Finance Offer - No Repayments and No Interest for 12 months “conditions apply” to those who qualify, in the standard bank lending criteria.