Remodeling is exciting and there is no shortage of home improvement projects, whether you go online, open a magazine or watch a television show. But frustration is also inevitable if you encounter delays, budget increases and the general inconvenience of living in a construction zone. However, according to Peter Glaw, founder of Premier Quality Renovations, homeowners can watch out for a few common pitfalls.
The following tips will help homeowners make the most out of their renovation projects.
Know what you are getting into
Planning ahead and budgeting accordingly are two very important aspects of any renovation project. “I strongly recommend to my clients to start with the amount they can spend and make design choices based on that. Also, thinking in terms of must-have versus nice-to-have helps when you have a tight budget,” says Glaw.
Home renovations are known for being expensive and a good contractor can help you save lots of money. It is important to set a realistic budget and having a contractor who can look over the numbers helps, as material and labor pricing can easily be underestimated.
Decide the scope of work
The next step after determining the budget is to determine what type of work will be done and when.
Glaw says that “The more decisions you can take before the project starts, like what materials you will use or what type of appliances you will install, the better off you will be. Doing this will help you avoid having to decide under pressure, as well as unneeded delays.”
Get help but be smart about it
Finding the right team to complete a home improvement project is key. Using a personal recommendation from a friend can be a good start, but a thorough verification is still important, in order to avoid any unwanted complications.
Glaw thinks that “A good contractor asks a lot of questions about what you really want from this project. It is very important to work with someone who understands your vision, who you trust and get along with well.”
There are also products that make a big difference when it comes to planning any home building project. An example is the one-of-a-kind Premier Access Card that Premier Quality Renovations offers to homeowners who want to have access to an elite database of more than 100 of Premier’s reputable and trusted suppliers and trades. If that isn’t enough of an encouragement, cardholders are also entitled to wholesale pricing which offers huge discounts.
Glaw adds that “So many people struggle when it comes to their renovations because they don’t know who to hire or how to find the suppliers they want. The Premier Access Card gives them complete access to a comprehensive list of industry professionals that we have personally worked with. The wholesale pricing offers such steep discounts that many of our clients have saved tens-of-thousands of dollars on their home renovations.”
“Our Premier Access Card is perfect for homeowners who want to oversee the renovation process, but also want the assurance and confidence of working with an experienced building renovation consultant,” concludes Glaw.
Peter Glaw is Founder of Premier Quality Renovations, a company which creates valuable additions and award-winning renovations for any living space. Looking to start a renovation but are unsure as to what is required? Premier’s experienced consultants can get you started down the right path – perfect for homeowners who want to oversee the renovation process, but also want the assurance and confidence of working with an experienced building renovation consultant.
To learn more visit www.premier-renovations.com or follow the Instagram account @premierqualityrenovations.