Renovating for New Home Owners

Buying a new house is different from making it your own. New homeowners might need to make necessary changes to suit their lifestyles. However, some of these changes don’t require DIY skills. Use the services of interior designers and renovation consultants to make your new home more appealing. To save cost, do the simple tasks of changing locks, hinges, epoxy coating, and repainting yourself. Cleaning and adding some new furniture can give the home a new look.

Have a Timeline: Every project that needs to be done must have a completion date and a timeline. Ask contractors to give you a timeline and workflow details before making decisions.

Ask for Builder’s Testimonials: After spending a fortune to own a home for your family, renovation cost could be unbearable. However, when you get your preferred renovations expert, ask to see their previous works and some of their old clients. Asking for their references creates an impression of how important this project is to you. The road to get high-quality materials for renovation starts from following small details. Don’t rely on word of mouth testimonials. Instead verify past projects and confirm references from building contractors and interior designers.

What’s The Budget?: Get multiple quotes from builders and interior designers to hopefully save money. Usually, new homebuyers still plan to remodel some sections of their home within the first year of moving from their previous house. It’s crucial to get the right estimates from contractors, interior designers, and construction vendors. Renovation projects with unrealistic budgets will see extra costs creeping up during the project. New homeowners can discover old electrical wires, plumbing and gas pipes that need replacing. Replacement, installation and material cost for renovation projects, such as interior wall finishes, should be compared before pulling down the walls.

Using Poor Quality Materials

Older models of home appliances from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are better than new substandard products. Insist on using the best materials for faucets, appliances, doors, and kitchen walls replacements. When home buyers remodel their homes with genuine building materials and high-quality appliances, they save money in the future.

Make the Neighbourhood Beautiful: For new home accessories, equipment and appliances; ensure their size actually fits through the front or back doors. Place new flower pots with fresh plants, replace house numbers, and the letterbox. A multicolour coat application on the balcony boards will create beautiful visuals for your neighbours. Paint the front door if it’s wood, and respray metal doors with bright paints. Change door knobs, and make them more appealing. Use bright colors to transform your new neighborhood. These are little DIY remodelling jobs you can carry out yourself.

Renovation Finance

Home renovation projects require financing; savings, home equity line of credit (HELOC), and loans are some options. You will need to find a source of finance to fund this remodelling. Many unforeseen events spring up during renovations, so always have back up plans. Your building contractor or designer may decide on slight adjustments that require extra money. Under-budgeted renovation and over-renovation works can impact your finances. Always make your remodels modest and attractive.

Enjoy Rebates

Use materials that can earn you municipal rebates after renovation. New homeowners that are wishing to use solar panels, eco-friendly and energy efficient materials can enjoy municipal government tax waivers. If you’re doing extensive renovations, consider making upgrades with energy efficiency in mind. Ask officials in your city’s council if you can tender receipts and installation paperwork to join any renovation rebate programs.

McKinnley James

Author: McKinnley James

Renovations expert for over 15 years and avid blogger.