When a person thinks about buying a pre-owned property, remodeling the home is the top priority before moving in.
But there are always numerous trade offs to consider. Do you buy a home next to a great public school, that’s a bit of a fixer-upper, or do you find a beautiful home in a neighborhood that’s less than ideal? Do you go with a home with just one bathroom, and hope for the best, to save a bit of money, or do you overextend to get something with a spa?
All of these issues have to be considered when buying a home, but for many people, a home in need of some remodeling can be a good deal in the end. At least, it can be financially wise.
Whatever it is that we want, when it comes to remodeling your new home, the budget is the biggest factor. Sometimes, we like to add a lot of things to make our new home comfortable and beautiful, but our pockets have a limit.
So the first thing to consider to do is to peg how much you are able to spend for remodeling the home — whether it’s cash on hand or from a home renovation loan.
We all have ideas on how our dream home will look like. My dream abode might be different from yours. Thankfully, we have already have lots of design inspirations with regarding to remodeling the home. We have magazines and online resources. Plus, we can have inputs from model rooms or homes from suppliers.
All these resources make it easy for us to decide on the elements that we want to incorporate in our new home.
Making The Plan to Remodel
When remodeling the home, it’s important to find a good general contractor to over see the job. If you are doing a bathroom redo, bathroom contractors will need to be consulted for estimates. Advice from contractors is critical, as they can help guide the planning and then work all the way through until construction is finished, to ensure the job turns out as planned. The experience of a good contractor is invaluable, but first you have to find the right one.
Ask around for those who have experienced remodeling the home to get a good testimony and recommendation.
Finding Great Contractors
Once a homeowner has their mind set on their dream to remodel the home, they should start working with a contractor in earnest, to work out every detail in advance. In the past, finding local contractors was more complicated, but today the process is easier. There are now many reputable websites devoted to offering listings of good contractors. The search has become so efficient.
These sites have examples of past projects complete with photos, plus client reviews, so they can be a very valuable resource for the search. Once someone is found who seems like a good fit, the homeowner can arrange a free phone consultation to review the plans for remodeling the home. From there, an agreement can be signed off soon, and the real work of remaking the property into a dream house can already begin.
My Dream Home
Don’t wait to find the home you’ve dreamed of. Remodeling the home you find is may be a big job, but it can be the key to getting the house of your dreams for you and your family. Make it happen, by planning a great remodel today.
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: