How To Get The Most Out of Full House Renovations?

Full house renovations take a lot of time. You not only have to consider each individual room, you must consider the house as a whole, as well as the landscape. You might even have to leave the house at some point during the renovation and stay someplace else. If one thing goes wrong, it could affect the entire home and compromise the whole project.

Hiring a project manager is essential. Unless you have a lot of experience, you probably won’t be able to manage the entire project yourself. A full house renovation requires a lot of work and organization.

It’s also a huge investment. If you want to get the most from your investment, here are a few ideas:

  • Don’t be afraid to spend extra time and money on the kitchen. It gets a lot of wear and tear as people go in and out of it every single day, cooking, eating, cleaning doing dishes, etc. Go for high quality cabinets with a tough exterior finish and a solid flooring solution. The appliances and furniture should all be high quality and durable as well.
  • Have your heating, cooling, and insulation improved where necessary. You might want to conduct an energy audit to learn where you should insulate. Have pipes, your AC, and heating system inspected. You might also want to invest in better windows.
  • Don’t make any changes to the bathrooms without first checking your water supply lines and the water heater. Know your local plumbing code and keep the street-side water supply lines in mind. You wouldn’t want to invest in a luxurious new tub just to find out that the tank is inadequate for it.
  • Determine if your roof, gutters, siding, soffits, etc… are in need of replacement or if repairs will suffice. Some materials begin to show wear and tear more quickly than others. Know the maintenance requirements for your current roof and compare it with the maintenance requirements with other materials.
  • Consider whether or not it would be worth it to replace all of your exterior walls. If a lot of siding needs to be removed, you might as well replace everything. If there is brick at the main level, you might want to go with wood siding or cement as an addition. Replacing the doors and windows simply to match the new siding is an aesthetic choice that might not be worth the money. Only have them replaced if there is a structural and energy-efficient need to do so.
  • If you plan on adding on to your house, take care of the existing space first. Don’t have another room built on until you’ve renovated the attic, basement, and other storage areas already existing on the property.
  • You will also want to take care of the house itself first before moving on the landscape. Start from the inside and work your way out.
  • Renovate for the future, not for the present. Don’t cut any corners and settle on low quality materials. Also, think about the design. Don’t invest in a particular type of flooring, wallpaper, furniture, paint job, etc… just because it’s trendy right now. Otherwise, it will seem outdated a decade or two from now. Go with a timeless look.

And finally, be sure to work with managers, designers, and contractors who have a lot of experience with full house renovations. When working with a company like The Reno Pros, you’ll have a peace of mind knowing that you’ll get quality results.