Tips For Renovating Your Home

“Renovating your home can be a stressful affair. With such as large project, there is always the chance that something can go wrong, you may need to spend more money, or even that you will not like the end result.”

Two focuses of my blog are Home/Living Discussions and Home/Property Discussions. If you’re a homeowner, chances you’ve either thought about renovating your home or you’ve already conducted some. Either way there are some tips to keep in mind. The following contributed post is entitled, Tip For Renovating Your Home.

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Renovating your home can be a stressful affair. With such as large project, there is always the chance that something can go wrong, you may need to spend more money, or even that you will not like the end result. However, in most cases, it is well worth the pain and hard work. It is a great way to add value to your home, it is a great way to make a house more suitable for a growing family, and it is also a fabulous way to upgrade the interior and make it a place that enhances your sense of well-being. So, to help you out, we have come up with a few tips to help you if you have a renovation project in mind:


Have Realistic Timescale Expectations

It is very likely that your renovation will take more time than you expect, so you must be prepared. Have accommodation plans set up before and rent some storage for your stuff. When it comes to renovations, you cannot assume that anything will be quick, no matter how innocuous it may seem. Problems may be just around the corner. Relocating things like hot tubs and baths may even run into a few weeks. This could be even longer if delivery gets delayed. You need to have your sensible head on and expect things to overrun.

Be Prepared for the Unexpected

You may think you know your home, but until a project, like a renovation project, gets underway, you really have no clue what secrets and lies your home holds. What is hiding on the walls, floors, ceiling, and elsewhere? Perhaps a load-bearing wall has not been properly made safe at some point in the past, or perhaps the side of the house needs to be raised due to new building regulations. Perhaps you have a little subsidence, or your floors are uneven. There are so many things that can go wrong. Maybe you can sue the home inspector who missed these problems, but whatever your circumstance, a problem will cause a delay, and this could make the project a lot longer than you first anticipated.

Interview Several Contractors

You should always shop around when it comes to contractors and find someone who you feel can do the best job at the best price, but also someone you can get along with. You do not want to be at loggerheads with your contractors, as this will cause you an undue amount of stress. It may possibly even result in something not being how you want it. Someone like Bradley Ransome may be able to help you create your dream renovation project.

Take Your Time

When it comes to the final details of your project, you need to spend a little time in the space. How can you know that such and such paint will suit the walls, or curtain drapes will look good until the room has been completed? When the room has been completed, spend some time in there and decide on the final details, then. Don’t waste money on paints etc., beforehand.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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