Renovating your home can be exciting, but in all the excitement there are 4 aspects of the renovation that you should never forget. This is particularly important when you create your plan for the renovations and determine the budget.
A lot of people focus entirely on the interior of their home when they renovate. While this is important you should never forget the exteriors of the property. The façade is your home’s first impression on the world and you need to ensure that it adds some value.
When you consider the façade you need to keep one style throughout as multiple styles or eras can make it appear haphazard. Fixing the façade does not have to cost a lot as cement renders which add a 21st-century feel are relatively cheap. Other aspects of the exteriors like mailboxes and street numerals are also inexpensive.
The Kitchen And Bathrooms
The kitchen is a room that you need to consider in your renovations as they are the selling point of any home. However, the rule of thumb to remember is that you should not spend more than 2% of the total property value on the kitchen renovations. The areas you should focus on are the cabinets and flooring as they can be modernized without too much effort or expense.
For the bathroom renovations, you should also not spend more than 2% of the property value on all of the bathrooms. You can save money on your renovations by keeping all the plumbing on one side to decrease plumber costs. You can also get second-hand fixtures or wait for them to be on sales and install them then.
Flooring can become expensive and if it is not done correctly will cause problems in the future. You should never leave flooring as an afterthought because it is almost impossible to retrofit. You also need to be careful with the type of flooring that you choose.
If you want seamless flooring though-out the house you will need to find a material that works in all the rooms. Floorboards and tiles can make a house look bigger, but you need to consider the maintenance. You also need to be careful when it comes to tones as dark flooring might not work in your property.
The Heating And Cooling
A point that most renovators forget about is the heating and cooling system. You need to consider the system you want and when it will need to be put in. It is recommended that you consider a reverse cycle system as it is effective in heating and cooling while being cost effective.
The right system will also depend greatly on the structure of the property. Having a split system is ideal if you need to heat or cool rooms individually and you need to plan this. However, a duct system can heat or cool the entire house without any issues.
There are a number of things that you should not forget when renovating. The amount of property value to spend on the kitchen and bathrooms is one of them. You should also never forget about the exterior of the property or the flooring. Your heating and cooling system also need to be considered before renovations begin.
Jason Haze, a copywriter in the construction industry supplied this article. He works with several companies, including a mini digger rental company SJH-All Plant Group, whose specialists were consulted during the creation of this article.