Where to Start With Planning Home Renovations

 

There are many steps when it comes to home renovations. It can be difficult to know where to start, as a starting point is different for everyone. We wrote this blog to get you thinking on the right track when planning your home renovations.

Discussing Your Needs
When you meet with your general contractor, you will discuss all of your thoughts regarding your renovation process. People often look to renovate when they aren’t using space, don’t have enough space, or want to make an existing space larger to more effectively utilize. We can help you shape your ideas into realistic options that match the already existing features of your home. Communicating with your contractor is important. Establishing a trusted relationship is key to get your desired results. Steady communication throughout your project will ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Close Up of Kitchen Island with Bright Colors

Budgeting: What Can You Afford?
Budgeting is an important part of the renovation planning process. You want to ensure that your project is within your budget, and it’s something you can afford. When you work with us, we can discuss your ideas and the budget your working with to get closer to a defined plan.

Planning and Timing
This is where all of the detailed planning comes into play. You have some questions to ask yourself in regards to the timeline of your renovation project. Do you have a goal? Does your project require a strict deadline? Do you plan to have renovations finished by a certain time of year or season? These are all things you will want to discuss with us. We can help you plan and time your project so that it works out with your lifestyle and your obligations.

Home Living Room Area with Wood Floors, Carpet, and White Couch

Choosing Materials: High or Low Value?
Choosing materials for your renovation is also very important. You have the option to choose quality materials at a high or lower value. Though it may seem like a good idea to go with the less expensive materials, ask yourself about your future plans: How long do you want to stay in this house? Higher quality materials mean a higher resale value if you ever plan on selling your home. This is one way to set your property apart in the market if you ever do choose to sell your home. If staying in your home is not a forever plan, make sure your renovations will bring you a high return on investment.

When you work with us, we want your renovation process to go as smooth as possible. We keep you updated every step of the way. Reach out to WORKS by JD at (978) 291-7605 for questions about your renovation process.

By | 2019-02-11T16:12:21-04:00 November 12th, 2018|Home Improvement, Renovations|

About the Author:

Jesse DeBenedictis started his first company in the eighth grade, gardening and landscaping for local families. A few years after college, he realized that construction, from digging foundations to designing custom carpentry, was his first love and he founded WORKS. He says, "As a general contractor and a leader, you have to be constantly creative and on your toes." He brings that creativity, experience, and commitment to every job on Boston's North Shore.