Before You Renovate, Do These 3 Things

Renovated kitchen

If you are a homeowner who is excited about the prospect of finally embarking on that home renovation project, then you should really take some time to consider these three things before getting started:

1) Set a budget

This is always the question that a contractor seems to ask over the phone or during the initial home renovation consultation, but that's because it is extremely important for both the renovator and the homeowner. As a homeowner, you really do need to have a good idea of how much you want to spend on a particular project. Often times I will hear a homeowner say that they are not sure how much something costs, but this uncertainty does not mean that you cannot set an absolute limit that you want to adhere to. A remodeling contractor with a good reputation will want to know your budget so that they can offer you the best possible finished product at that price. While you may think that it would be unwise to share your budget up front (in some cases this may be a correct assumption), this