Home renovations can be pretty expensive… and so we don’t want to mess anything up or spend our money on the wrong thing.
At Bright Haven Properties, we’ve been working in real estate in Charlotte for quite some time now. And we’ve seen just about every home renovation blunder you can imagine.
To help you avoid making the same mistakes, here are a few kitchen renovation suggestions…
It’s not entirely bad to tackle your kitchen update projects as a homeowner, but it’s important to make sure that all the changes that are made are up to code. So, unless you have a lot of experience renovating homes, it’s probably a bad idea to DIY a kitchen update. Instead, hire a professional to do the work for you. But check our second tip!
Vet Your Contractors
Not all contractors are equal. Some will make big promises and underdeliver while others have character and integrity. That’s why it’s a good idea to ask the contractor for the credentials they bring to the table. Where did they learn? Do they have any official certificates or credentials to prove they’re legit? We also recommend checking online reviews, asking for referrals, and asking lots of questions. And, before you sign anything, make sure to read the contract thoroughly.
Have a Clear Budget
When it comes to updating a home, nothing is cheap. And it’s easy to get carried away and find yourself way over budget if you don’t keep a close eye on your selections. Make sure to define your budget early on and keep in close communication about the budget with the contractor so as to avoid any unwanted surprises.
Think of Future Buyers
You probably want to renovate the kitchen for yourself… but it’s important to also think of future buyers and what they’ll want to see when you sell the home.
Hope that helps!
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