Planning to Remodel Your DC Ranch Home? Read This First
If you’re like many people, there are a few things you’d like to change about your current home. While it sounds easy to hire a contractor and be done with it, it’s not quite that simple. Here’s what you need to know before you remodel your DC Ranch home.
3 Things to Know Before You Remodel Your Home
First things first: If you’re planning to remodel your home just so you can sell it, you should talk to a REALTOR® first. An agent who frequently works in DC Ranch, both with buyers and with sellers, can let you know whether the remodeling projects you’re thinking about undertaking will pay off at the closing table. The fact is that many projects don’t allow you to recoup your total investment. However, some make up for that in how quickly they help you sell your house. It’s best to get expert advice before you pour a significant amount of money into a remodeling project just to sell your house.
If you intend to remodel, here’s what you need to do:
- Research like crazy
- See if you can do any of the work yourself
- Be careful about which contractors you hire
Here’s a closer look at each.
Remodeling Tip #1: Research Like Crazy
Once you have a basic idea in mind, start looking at materials and finding out how much they cost. For example, granite countertops and tile have vastly different prices – and you’ll want to have at least a ballpark idea before you start getting materials quotes from contractors. You’ll also need to set a total budget based on similar projects (you can ask around or find average figures for your project online).
Remodeling Tip #2: See if You Can Do Any of the Work Yourself
If you can do any of the work yourself, you may want to. Naturally, you’ll leave things like wiring to the experts – but you can save some cash on labor if you can perform simple things like ripping up and disposing of existing flooring. Check on what would happen if you broke up your project into separate parts, too, such as finding your own materials and having them delivered. (Just remember that some contractors can’t make guarantees if they don’t provide the materials.)
A little bit of research goes a long way when you’re choosing a contractor. You always need to make sure you’re working with someone who’s licensed, insured and bonded – and who doesn’t have any complaints. Check with the Better Business Bureau and state and local government to make sure you’re working with an ethical contractor. You should also read online reviews, ask for references, and have an in-person meeting with any contractor you hire. If you can’t find a contractor you can trust, ask your REALTOR® – there’s a good chance that he or she knows someone who specializes in what you need.
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