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A Facelift for Your Home: What goes into a Home Makeover?

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Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home or make a few additions, home makeovers can be an exciting way to get the most out of your living space. Before you embark on a home facelift though, there are several things to consider. From which type of project best suits your needs to how to stay within budget, real estate pro Emil Ratti what goes into a successful home remodel.

Types of Home Facelifts
 type of facelift you choose for your home depends on the scope and scale of the job at hand. If you’re looking for minor changes, like painting the walls or replacing countertops, then these projects are typically doable with some DIY know-how and elbow grease. However, if you’re considering major changes—such as adding an extra room or renovating the entire kitchen—it’s best to turn to an experienced contractor who knows what they’re doing and can help bring your vision to life.

Add a Functional Area
For additional space for an office, many contractors offer ways to add square footage without actually having to construct an entirely new room. With careful planning and design, they can build up instead of out by using space efficiently and creating unique storage solutions that maximize every inch. Be sure to invest in good lighting and furniture to ensure the most productivity.

Hiring a Contractor
Always call someone trusted and reliable who has experience in similar projects. Be sure that whoever you hire 
is also licensed and insured in case anything goes wrong during the renovation process. When discussing ideas with your contractor, let them know exactly what kind of look you have in mind—from color schemes and materials down to details like cabinet knobs and door handles—so that there are no surprises when it comes time for installation.

Let Your Ideas Be Clearly Known
Get your dream home makeover with clear communication! Before you and the contractor start working on the project, Alan Mascord Design Associates advises explaining 
all of your ideas and goals regarding the timeline and budget. This will help to keep everything running smoothly so that you can turn those plans into a reality without breaking the bank!

Timeline and Scheduling
J.A.Y. Construction notes to be sure to 
create a timeline and schedule that fits within those goals so that everyone is on the same page. Many frustrations can be avoided by having clear understanding and expectations as they relate to time.

Stay within Budget
Figure out 
how much money and time you're willing to invest in your home makeover and set expectations accordingly. It's important to know exactly how much money you can spend ahead of time so that there are no surprises during the renovation process.

Learn About Apps and Software
Today’s contractors use apps and software to make their jobs easier. Any contractor worth his salt will 
consider this option when they purchase and use tech like construction takeoff and estimating software, which allows them to streamline tasks like adding labor and material costs to their estimates and expediting bids. Ask your contractor what type of apps or software they use to keep track of progress and communicate with their clients during the renovation process. This will help keep everyone involved in the loop about any changes or updates that need to be made throughout the duration of the project.

Getting A Home Warranty When The Renovation Is Over
Finally, once your renovation is complete, consider 
getting a home warranty for added protection against any unforeseen problems down the line. A home warranty will cover repair costs if something goes wrong after you've finished renovating - giving you peace of mind knowing that even if something does go wrong, it won't cost you an arm and a leg to fix it! Before embarking on any home makeover project—big or small—it pays off to plan ahead first. Set goals in terms of timeline and budget while keeping in mind exactly what kind of look you are going for throughout each step of the process. Research contractors beforehand who have experience in similar projects so that you know exactly who will be handling this important task; establish clear communication with them when discussing ideas so everyone is on the same page; learn what types of apps or software they may use; ask about getting a warranty once the job is done, and above all else stay within budget. When done right, a home makeover project can add significant value not only monetarily but emotionally as well!

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