(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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.