An hour of watching a home renovation show is enough to make many homeowners want to break out their hammers and start knocking down walls. It’s certainly tempting when you see a home get completely and totally transformed in the span of an hour. Most people know that there’s a lot more to it than that, of course, but the truth is that if you’re ready to make some upgrades around your home, you don’t have to do the entire thing yourself!
In today’s post, we’ll discuss the process of doing a home renovation and what our team of local electricians can do to make things easier on you along the way. If you’re considering a home renovation, we’d love to help! Keep reading to learn more.
This first step, of course, is to start planning things out. Think about what you’ll need to do. Is it worth it to tackle everything at once or spread it out over weeks or months? This is the stage in which you can look to the internet, books, and magazines for inspiration about what you want the finished product to look like.
What Can You Do?
From there, it’s time to start thinking about which projects you can handle yourself. For example, if you’re renovating the kitchen, you may be able to install new floors, add new drywall, and paint everything when you’re done, but can you build new cabinets? You’ll save big if there are projects you’re willing to take on by yourself rather than hiring someone, but it’s important to be realistic. In other words, if you need help on something, it’s better to budget for it than cross your fingers and hope you can figure it out yourself.
Consider Your Budget
Do a bit of research into local companies, start calling around, and put together a list of estimates. It’s also a good idea to read reviews of these companies to make sure they’re the ones you want to work with. Once you have some estimates, compare them to your budget and keep in mind that you will probably end up going over that amount. Speaking of which…
Plan for the Unforeseen
When you’re making improvements in your home — especially if it was built several decades ago — you should keep in mind that things will come up that you’ll just have to address. For example, if the wiring isn’t up to the current code, you’ll want to give us a call. If the subfloor is rotting, you’ll need to get it fixed.
You Can Do It — And We Can Help!
There’s no doubt about it — planning a home renovation project is a big undertaking. Although show’s make it look simple, it’s often complex and time consuming. At the end of the day though, you might find that the effort is well worth it.
The good news is that if you’re in need of a residential electrician during the renovation, we can help! Contact us today to get a free estimate for your project.