The New Year is officially here and that means New Years Resolutions are in full swing. If your someone who is ready to jump-start the New Year with home improvement ideas in mind when you’re not alone, this post is especially for you! The New Year is the perfect time to consider adding to your home before the spring rolls around. Your home improvement may range anywhere from upgrading your existing fixtures to knocking down walls and adding square footage. Whichever improvement you may have in mind Mr. Build It is here to assist you through the process. Give us a call today to discuss all your home improvement ideas, but in the meantime here are 10 tips to guide you throughout the planning process.
1. Assess your home
The best way to figure out what ideas you want to implement in your home, start by determining the current state of your home. Take time to walk through your home and create a wish list that consists of items you want and need.
2. How long do you plan to be in your home?
If your someone who is planning to sell your house this year, then your improvements may be different from a neighbor who has only lived in their home for a year. If you’re interested in getting your return on investment, make sure you upgrade the parts of your home that home buyers are interested in.
3. Seek out inspiration now
From picking out paint swatches from your favorite paint store to scavenging through magazines, seek out your inspiration ideas now. Don’t wait, the more you do ahead of time, the more stress-free your project will be.
4. Know your budget
Since the holidays are over, money may be tight for many homeowners, but don’t let that discourage you. Take the first few months of the New Year to plan your project and budget without stress.
5. Ask for help early
Start seeking out help from friends and family, see what expertise area your help can provide.
6. Seek out the proper permits
If you are planning a home improvement project that requires electricity, plumbing, structural and other trades that may involve permits seek these out in advance.
7. Be flexible
Even though your new kitchen remodel was predicted to be done in 8 weeks, the reality is that it may turn into a 12-week project. Try to be flexible with your planning and factor in extra time and money for your own sanity.
8. Communicate with your partner(s)
Have a clear idea of what the project may entail and ensure that each person knows their roles.
9. Use safety precautions
Every home improvement project involves some level of safety to ensure that your home and yourself do not get hurt if you decide to take the DIY route. Make sure to follow all instructions on power tools and seek advice before you start the project.
10. Have a good time
Even though home improvement is a very serious matter, it should be something that is fun and rewarding as well. So, kick off your New Year with home improvement projects and get your home in order for the upcoming months. Call Mr. Build It today!
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