Implement These Two Important Things in your Home Remodel

Sep 17 2019
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Taking on a home remodel or renovation is not only a big decision but can also be a HUGE undertaking. Knowing where you’re going, how you’re going to get there and being able to roll with the punches while still standing on your plan is vital. Looking back, even after planning my own renovation for over a year before I even started, there are still some things I wish I had done differently. But I think that’s the nature of the beast. The one thing that I regret the most is the simple fact that I did not take my time as much as I would have liked.

I was in a relationship with someone who had little to no desire to help me and made it wholly clear that my renovation was getting in his way of more important things. Looking back, of course, I wish I had just told him to kiss my ass but I think we all have regrets while we’ve been desperately trying to make our spouses happy.

That rushness that I felt and was implementing during the renovation meant I do have a few things I wish I had done differently. But, in the end, I love my home and I threw my ex to the curb! So, no regrets!

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

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Making your home appealing from the inside out can be a huge task. Especially when it comes to the exterior. Not only do you want it to look good, but you also need it to be practical and protect the inside of your home from the elements. After all, that is its job, isn’t it!

But what should you be looking at when it comes to renovating your property? You may think starting at the top is always a good place to start, especially if you are carrying out work inside too. But make sure to consider the following points too before you start.

Gaining Permission

Make sure you have the correct planning permissions for any work you are planning to carry out. Check any relevant codes and regulations before you undertake any work. Just because you own your home. that doesn’t mean you automatically have the right to remodel as you wish.

If you are unsure of where to start or any work that needs doing urgently, then look at hiring a licensed home inspector to look over your property and let you know exactly what you need to do. This will include checking for any damp, electrical and plumbing issues along with the structural integrity of your home too.

Once you know what needs doing you can plan your remodel and make sure to apply for any permits and permission you need to undertake the work required.

Exterior Remodeling

If you are looking at replacing your roof, siding or any other external features of your home, look for professionals such as Refined Exteriors. Think twice before asking family and friends for help unless they are qualified as sometimes, this can lead to more issues than you started with and end up costing you more in the long run. You want to make your home is secure and well-built from the outside in to protect your family and your possessions.

Make sure your new design flows and gives your home that unified look that really has the wow factor and pulls your home together.

Energy Efficient

When planning your new features, consider making choices that will create an energy-efficient home once you have finished. If you are replacing things such as windows, doors, air conditioning and heating, then go for energy rated options to help reduce your bills once all the work is completed.

Double glazed windows and doors may seem like an expensive option however, they will be worth their cost in the long run as they help to conserve energy thus reducing expensive utility bills and lowering your living costs.

Consider adding in things such as underfloor heating and insulation to walls and attic space to make your home even more energy-efficient and maximise savings on bills over the years.

After all, a home remodel can be expensive so making sure you can make savings in the long term can make good on your investment and allow you to free up some more of your income towards other work that needs doing.

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Taking on a home remodel or renovation is not only a big decision but can also be a HUGE undertaking. Implement These Two Important Things

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