A remodel is a great way to boost the beauty, value, and function of your home, but only when done right. One way to ensure a successful project is to know what to expect and prepare for it. Holloway Company, the area’s top provider of quality outdoor furniture, shares some other things you can do and what you should not do during a remodel.
Do Budget Your Money Properly
When undertaking a remodeling project, most homeowners underestimate their budget by at least 20%. This is because they overlook added expenses like unforeseen lead times and structural damage. Not only do they cost more to fix, they also cause delays in your work schedule, leading to more expensive labor rates. To make sure any emergency expense does not affect your project, set aside an additional 20-30% of your total budget as a contingency.
Do Not Try A DIY Remodeling Project
DIY projects can be rewarding, but not all home improvement tasks should be DIY. Trying to remodel your kitchen with no proper training will only cost you in the long run. For example, a small mistake in plumbing can attract water damage, or installing fire pits on your own, without any knowledge of its requirements, can jeopardize your household. Not using the right equipment leads to subpar results and sometimes even greater damage, so turn to a professional.
Do Hire A Qualified Contractor
While DIY is risky, hiring the wrong contractor can also cost you. So, when selecting a remodeler, research their background. Knowing their qualifications will give you a better idea of whether they are the right one for your project. You can also ask for references from close friends and family. We recommend hiring a qualified contractor with a great business history and a team you feel comfortable with.
Turn to Holloway Company. We can offer your professional services and high-quality outdoor products, such as hot tubs and seating areas. Call us today at (703) 634-4426 to request a free estimate and design. We serve Leesburg, Sterling, and the surrounding VA areas.