I believe every homeowner at one point in their life goes through this phase where at some point, they just don’t feel their home is good enough or they get tired of looking at the exact same thing day in and day out. This isn’t out of the ordinary and this is just natural instinct. It’s not really uncommon to become content with something you used to have so much love for. When it comes time, maybe you just need to look into potentially renovating your home.
Some people don’t even do it for the added value to a property. They see something they don’t like about the home or just simply want to change things up a bit. However, a lot of people don’t know just how much value renovation adds to an existing property, assuming everything is done correctly and you’re not in a terrible neighborhood.
Time is one of the biggest factors for people who aren’t overly concerned with their budget an it’s hard to measure just how much time a project is going to take. Do you have a specific deadline that you NEED this project to be done by? Do you feel it’s a reasonable expectation and that you can actually have this project done by then? What about a contractor or a team? Do you feel they could cut down significantly on the time it will take to do your project since you won’t have the time to do it?
The problem with any kind of renovation is that it’s really hard to measure how much time exactly a project will take. There’s so many variable factors that could play into the project and something that’s supposed to take 4 weeks ends up turning into a 3 month job.
Motivation – Some people honestly just lose the motivation in a project. A lot of people love the de-construction of a room but it’s the construction that they’re not looking forward to. The only real motivation is the reward and feeling of accomplishment after you’ve finished the project.
Planning – Properly planning out and taking some estimated measurements in goals to how much time you think a project will take is also very helpful. Maybe one day you’ll be hanging up drywall, the next day you’ll be letting the mud dry, the day after that you’ll be sanding and the day after that you’ll be painting. All of these things need to be planned out to give you an idea at least of how much time something is going to take.
The Scope – What exactly needs done? I’m not talking about sitting down and saying “I want this room re-built”. Of course, you have a general idea of what needs done but what is the full scope of the current project? What all needs to be done to considered done? This is what a lot of new renovators struggle with. You need to correctly map out, step by step what needs to happen in order for a project to be considered wrapped up.