>> Nov 12, 2016
Planning a home makeover (aka, remodel) is an incredibly exciting undertaking. It can be a stressful time too, however, if the project isn’t adequately planned. Still, a great remodel can mean you finally achieve the home of your dreams. Maybe you’d always wanted a really deluxe master bedroom, and finally you have the means to achieve a bedroom and bathroom remodel. The big question is, how do you make it all happen, and stay on budget?
Finding a Great Contractor
It’s great to start up those initial plans by studying design magazines and some of the great interior design sites out there. Once you have a sense of what you are looking for in your remodel, it’s wise to start looking for an experienced, reliable contractor to plan out and execute the job. In years past, the only way to find a great contractor was through referrals from friends and by taking your chances with local businesses in the Yellow Pages. Now, however, there’s a great online resource that makes finding the right contractor stress free. It’s called www.renovationexperts.com.
When it’s time to find a contractor, take some time looking over the site and call the people who seem right for your project. When you’ve contacted the contractors you’re interested in, you can have a meeting with them to discuss your project and then get a free estimate for home remodeling. This will give you a good starting place for going over your budget and the overall work involved.
If the estimate seems higher than you can afford, you might ask the contractor for ideas about how to cut down the project’s costs. Some details, like using pre-made cabinetry instead of custom pieces, can save you a lot of money. Be sure to review the kind of materials you want to use, like types of flooring, to see where you might be able to find additional savings before the work begins and the materials are ordered. The key is in reviewing every element of the project before the money is spent. This is what will really save you cash in the long run.