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5 Practical Home Renovation Tips for First-Time Homeowners

So, you’ve finally bought your first home—congratulations on this huge feat! If you landed a sweet deal on a previously owned property, chances are, you’ll need to give your new home some love before you finally move and settle in. Here, we lay out some useful home renovation tips that can help you with the process.

Want a House Revamp? These Home Renovation Tips Will Help

If you’re a first-time homeowner, you should know that home renovation is a must. Not only will it help you make the space more personal. It’s also a matter of making sure that everything in your home, from the exterior design down to the nitty-gritty of your drainage system, is still well-kept, safe, and functional.

These proven home renovation tips for homeowners can surely help in renovating your home.

1. Know and understand the timeline.

Renovation is not an overnight task. Cosmetic remodeling, or projects that only concern very minor elements, already run from a few days to as long as three weeks. Major renovation projects can run for six months to a full year.

Before starting your renovation project, it’s best to consult a trusted contractor and ask for a comprehensive timeline. It’s important to know how long it will take to fully renovate your home given its needs. This way, you can prepare mentally, financially, and physically beforehand.

2. Consider the cost.

Every room in your home has different costs for renovation. Typically, you’d spend more money renovating the kitchen compared to living rooms. The costs would also depend on the raw materials you need and the people you’ll hire.

Take a look at your budget. With the current amount you have, decide how much of the house you want to renovate. A clear budget helps you plan the whole renovation process without compromising quality.

3. Follow the right order.

Renovation is messy work. Follow this order of tasks to reduce the hassle and mess while renovating:
  ● Remove walls and flooring;
  ● Improve walls and floors;
  ● Enhance heating, plumbing, and wiring;
  ● Apply paint, plaster, and flooring work; and,
  ● Renovate the bath and kitchen.

While decoration is the most exciting part, this has to wait until you finish all the groundwork.

4. Add more value to your home.

To add value to your home, consider adding another story and finding the best view. If that’s not possible, you can expand the current space by redoing your floor plan and adding another room. This helps you sell your home for a larger price than the amount you bought it for when the time comes.

5. Be careful in tearing down some walls.

Walls support the house and create divisions between rooms. Removing walls can give more space to your home and change the original floor plan. However, there are walls that simply need to be left standing, or else your home could lose essential support. Always consult a structural expert if you plan to remove walls inside your home.

Whether it’s a single-story or a two-story home, tear down a wall only when:
  ● It doesn’t support the roof. Never remove walls that are directly connected to the roof as it can cause serious damage to the integrity of your home.
  ● You’re doing a whole house renovation. Removing the walls is a messy job since debris scatters around the house.
  ● It contains electrical wiring and plumbing for appliances and bulbs. There are wirings inside some walls even without a switch or a plug.
  ● You’re living with other people, especially children, and you want some privacy.

Don’t expect the home renovation to be a walk in the park. You need to have a thorough plan to get the most value for your property. After all, the payoff for all the hard work will be well worth it.

Use These Home Renovation Tips for Your Next Real Estate Investment from Johndorf

When you’re ready to head back to the market, consider getting a house and lot for sale from Johndorf Ventures. Cut down on the hassles of major home renovation tips when you purchase one of our top-quality townhouses nestled in some of Visayas and Mindanao’s most livable neighborhoods.

At Johndorf, your future is in great hands. Contact the best real estate developer today to reserve a unit!


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