Your home is precious to you; it’s where you live and it’s likely your most valuable asset. You want to make your home perfect, but you know that with renovations, things can go wrong. At domilya GROUP, we will help you understand the process and we will ensure that everything is done in stages, which makes it all go a lot more smoothly. If you are about to embark on a custom renovation, here are seven things you need to know before getting started:
Know exactly what you want.
It is important to have a clear picture in your head of how you want your home to look. While it may be tempting to put off decisions such as the style of a door, it can lead to major delays. Also remember that changing your mind mid-project can be time consuming and expensive.
There will likely be some unexpected costs.
While a good contractor will keep surprises to a minimum, almost every custom home renovation will come with unexpected costs. It is important that you have money set aside for these types of expenses so that they don’t derail your project.
It will disrupt your life.
Keep in mind that almost any renovation will be noisy and messy and will render at least part of your home temporarily unusable. However, if you have a plan in place, you can work your family’s routines around the construction.
It’s important to clearly communicate with your contractor.
Since custom remodelling can be a complicated process, you need to make sure that you and your contractor remain on the same page. Be involved in the project and ask questions. We at domilya GROUP love providing our customers with daily updates and it’s great when we can ask your opinion on finishing touches, such as where you would like your towel holder to be in your bathroom, or where your television should be hung in the basement.
Know your style. Are you looking for a contemporary style in your home or is a modern style more your thing? It is important that you know your options before starting a home renovation. You want to find something that you will LOVE in the years to come!
You need to think about how it will look. If you ignore design when remodelling your home, you will likely regret it. Don’t be flippant when making design decisions. Before selecting styles or colours, close your eyes and try to imagine how it would look.
You need to keep your eye on the prize. While there is no doubt that home renovations are messy, disruptive and stressful, remember that the end product will be amazing! How great will it be to have a real home office on your main floor or a home theatre in your basement?! Even when the dust is flying, enjoy watching your dream be transformed into reality! Each day brings you one step closer to having the home you’ve always wanted.