When it comes to home remodeling, even small improvements require careful planning. You don’t want to overlook details and end up falling short of accomplishing your goals. If your home could benefit from changes in the bathroom, kitchen, or other living areas, here’s what you need to know before getting started on the actual renovations.
3 Factors to Plan for Home Remodeling
1. Budgeting & Loans
There are two main ways to gather capital for a renovation: dipping into savings or taking out a loan. If you don’t have enough saved up, but your home improvements can’t wait—for example, if you’re expecting a child and need to renovate the nursery—consider taking out a home equity line of credit (HELOC). With some restrictions, interest from these loans is tax deductible, making it easier to fund needed projects.
2. Scheduling Around Construction
Once your plans move forward, you probably won’t want to be around for the construction chaos. However, don’t go on an extended vacation during this time since you’ll want easy and direct communication with the general contractors. Instead, take your family, including pets, on a few day trips to a museum, the beach, or a friend’s house.
3. Protecting Your Possessions
Depending on the nature of renovations, certain surfaces or fragile items could be damaged. Consider how your plans will impact the rest of your home and make plans to protect affected items. For example, you may need to pack away framed paintings or photos before a wood flooring installation, so they don’t get dusty.
With thoughtful planning, you’ll have the smoothest possible home remodeling experience. For professional help designing and executing your renovation plans, trust Cutting Edge Builders Hawaii. The locally owned and operated general contracting company provides clients throughout Pearl City, Waipahu, Aiea, and surrounding areas with a full range of design, construction, and remodeling services. Call (808) 478-6718 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about their interior and exterior services online.