So you’re thinking about remodeling contractors edinburg tx… sure, who wouldn’t want an updated, upgraded and overall better living space? Whether it’s adding some new fancy amenities or reconfiguring a whole new floor plan, it takes a bit of planning and thinking ahead. But where do you actually start?
Here are some pointers to help get you on the right track for your next big remodeling project.
1st – Determine what is wanted vs. needed – List out all the things that you would like to see changed or improved in your remodel. Then list all the things that absolutely need to get done. This is important when trying to budget your finances. If you are going over budget on a project, this list will help weed out the all things that are not imperative. Having a jetted tub is nice in a bathroom remodel, but is it essential?
2nd – Establish your budget & stick to it – Figure out how much you are looking to spend and how much you have saved. Will you need to put your next kitchen remodel on some or all on a credit card? Possibly consider seeking out other sources of finance such as home equity loan, home-improvement loan, second mortgage, etc.
The 2nd part is trying to maintain the magic number. Once you’ve determined how much you can afford, try to plan on spending about 80% of it. Save the extra 20% for any of the “unforeseens”. Anything not in the original contract will be additional cost. For example, on a roof remodel, a roofer can find that the roof decking is not acceptable for roofing shingles, you’re talking anywhere from $500 to $4000, determined by size of roof, local plywood and labor cost. Depending on what the circumstances are, it could be hundreds or possibly thousands in change orders. Better to be prepared than stuck in a hole.
3rd – Start getting some ideas – It’s a good idea to have a mental image in order to describe your vision to your contractor; a great place to start is the internet, particularly Houzz.com. Houzz.com has hundreds of thousands high quality photos of every home remodel project you can think of and it’s very easy to navigate.