After a long year and a half of spending more time at home, a lot of people have already looked into redecorating their area or even renovating their space. The fact is a lot of people didn’t realize how much their house needed a little shaping until they’ve had to spend days and weeks and months in it. What exactly at the steps homeowners need to think about if they are considering renovating their home? We’ve broken it down into some broad categories:
1. Why do you want to renovate and what do you want it to look like?
Some homeowners want to renovate because they want their space to look nicer. Some might be experiencing a large event in their life like marriage or a new baby they would like to prepare their space for. Even others have owned their homes for years and it’s the due date for some repairs and updating. Once you understand your reason, think about how you want that to look like in your home. Do you want the kitchen to look wider, do you want newer appliances, do you want your home to be more functional? Asking these questions will better allow you to do targeted research you need to carry out your vision to life.
2. Set your budget Renovating can cost a heavy penny depending on the scope. Some estimates roughly say renovation cost is about $10-60/square feet. 65% of homeowners according to Houzz in 2020 reported their cost was over $10,000. Be sure to plan ahead and consider smaller projects instead of one large one. Determine what you would like to DIY and what you would like to contract out.
3. Carry out your vision!
Depending on the type of work you are doing, make sure you have the right permits and inspections down by the municipality. This is especially important for electric work. This most important thing to remember is to have fun and pick a good partner or partners to work on the project with you. It’s great to have someone who can provide a second opinion as well as help during labor intensive tasks.
We hope this breakdown was helpful! If you decided that you do not want to go through the process of renovation and are looking to sell your home, EverSan Cooper is your as-is home buyer in the Houston, TX area. Whether your home is a laundry list of repairs, an outdated home, or financially draining, we will buy your house without the need for maintenance or repairs. We work with your timeline and make you a reasonable offer swiftly. As a small business, our goal is to help families and uplift communities by giving people the chance to start new. Give us a call or schedule a meeting with us to see how much your home is worth!