If you live in the same house for a long time, sometimes you get tired or outdated insides to remodeling. Other times you want to remodel to sell it. In any case, remodeling isn’t really easy to find time, budget, and good conductors.
Whenever we usually do any remodeling, it’s really important to and find and hire the right contractors to do your works. Often time in these days good contractors are so busy that don’t accept or does not bother the more works at all. In order to remodel your lovely home successfully and wisely, I would like to share several following matters to do before you start to remodel.
1. Plan a good budget!
You shouldn’t be too over budget by estimating your house value in your neighbors in the market before and after your home remodel. There are times that you will not be able to pay back your investment if you remodel after spending more than your neighborhood comparable price. If you don’t have a budget, please budget now.
2. Costs vs Value!
Every year we will have the costs verse budget price chart from the below media company. It tells which part of home remodeling is better off cost verse budget. That is the way you will do the prioritizing your home remodeling items.
Everyone said that time to remodel the house, but when will be the good time. Is it spring? Or summer? winter? Remodeling should be set to summer or winter. In summer, it is necessary to set a sufficient period so that the construction period can be fully matched to the busy contractor’s time. In winter, however, it can be a non busy season; however the time for the remodeling is not really good for the season.
4. Get 3-5 estimates!
You should get at least 3-5 quotes from the contractors. In many cases, it is common to use the contractor introduced, but even so, estimating through three or more contractors can help you make wise decisions. In my case, I know that someone who hired me or introduced me to a contractor who did not meet my criteria at all.
You must decide whether to hire General Contractors or to hire Sub Contactors while you will be general contractors to do your remodeling. There are pros and cons, but between the two, however most general contractors are charging their client for their fees between 15% and 25% of your estimated costs, but using the general contractors you can save your time and hassles.
6. Details in Writing!
It is a good idea to hire a contractor who will quote the details in writing. There are usually two types of contactors, one can list the details in step-by-step in writing verse the other one can estimate the ball park of summarizations of their work. However I like more details in writing on remodeling estimates. These details in writing prevent many unexpected happenings in remodeling your home and have a pleasant experience in remodeling.
If you have any questions in remodeling or selling or buying a home, business, investments Please contact Kim Sam-Soo at 503-810-8949. Thank you.
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