Remodelling is not for the faint of heart. It is not an easy decision to uproot your comfortable living conditions for weeks or months on end just to improve the layout and aesthetic value of your home. You will have to spend the week eating out while your kitchen is refurbished, or spend a month sleeping on the living room couch as your previously pettie master bedroom gets turned into an actual master bedroom with a connected bathroom. Living in this kind of dislocation is not for everyone.
However, if you are looking to put your home up for sale in San Diego any time soon, remodelling might just be an obligatory step in the process of selling. It really depends on the design of the home you currently live in. It may be a fun project to fix the flaws of the current design and really put your stamp on the new layout. In re-designing it to your liking you could essential create your dream home on a budget far lower than buying a new place or building your dream home from scratch.
Remodelling is a great way to bring added value to an existing property without breaking the bank, but you need to know what the intention of this redesign is at the outset, otherwise you risk losing money on a design that you love but no buyers are interested in. So the first thing you need to consider is how long you want to live in the property, and what exactly the purpose of the remodelling is for. If you are remodelling to sell, then budgeting should be kept quite tight. If you are remodelling to make your dream home, then leave the purse strings a bit more loose!
Once your rough timeline has been sketched out, it’s time to consider all the other variables of the remodelling decision.
Pick Everything Out Beforehand
The best way to remodel is decide exactly what you want months before the actual work is started. Say you are getting a new kitchen designed. What sort of countertops do you want? Have you looked at all the options closely? Do you know what size of faucet will work best given the available headroom above the sink. You don’t want these to be last minute decisions.
Sign a Clear Contract
The most important things to specify in a contract are start and end dates, as well as clauses for if work takes longer than expected.
Inspect Another Job Site
Homes for sale in San Diego are often put on the market right after a remodelling project. It would be wise for you to visit the job site of a remodelling contractor you are interested in while they work on a different home to see what they are all about. If mess, smoking, noise, and general dis-organization are apparent, then it’s best to look elsewhere.