We’ve come up with a few guidelines to help you renovate like a master.
- Forget the free lunch – If you try to get a job done for next to nothing, you’ll more than likely end up with a bad contractor or anger a good one. Don’t fuss over every little penny or you’ll alienate them. You need to have them on your side, so use your money to seduce and persuade people.
- Sometimes not having enough money to renovate right away can be a blessing in disguise. The advantages of a slow renovation are that you get to see exactly what you need as you live in the space.
- If you are renovating to sell, you can’t afford to be too specific. What we mean by that is, keep in mind what your buyer will want to see in the home, not necessarily what your taste might be.
- Make sure you have all the necessary insurances before you embark on any home renovation project.