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3 things to consider before renovating

(NC) Whether you’re planning on staying or selling, you want your home renovation project to be beautiful and functional and go off without a hitch. So before picking up any tool, think about these tips.

  1. Know your DIY limits. Assess which aspects of the project you can complete yourself, and which ones will require a professional. DIY-ing can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but overestimating your skills can delay or halt the project entirely due to unexpected costs, unintentional damage and even injury.
  2. Cost and budget. It’s easy to overspend on any project without a budget, so create a realistic one and stick to it. It’s helpful to do your research and compare prices at different retailers before making a purchase. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution for your bathroom renovation, consider choosing a macerating toilet system. While these systems can cost more than a standard toilet upfront, their easy installation over the top of any finished surface and lower water usage mean significant savings for homeowners.
  3. Call the professionals. Hiring a contractor, plumber or electrician is recommended for larger renovations, as they understand all the logistics of a project. If you’re thinking of hiring a pro, make sure to vet them and don’t forget to check their references. Online databases, like the certified installers service available from Saniflo, are a helpful resource for finding the right plumber. Find more information at www.saniflo.ca/installer.