In your head, you might have a long list of things you want to improve in your home. Tackling everything at once is far from realistic, however. You should learn how to prioritize your home improvement tasks to manage your expenses and conserve your time.
Up and Above Contractors shares these tips to choose the projects you should do first:
Focus on Structural Integrity Before Beauty
When it comes to priorities, any experienced roofing contractor or remodeler would say that fixing damage should outrank beautifying your space. After all, it can be unreasonable to give your kitchen a makeover when your roof is sagging or severely leaking. Of course, some renovations hit both goals, such as “curb appeal” projects. If you could fix the damage and give your home a facelift at the same time, do it.
Be Honest About Your Budget
In most cases, the projects you can actually tackle depend on what your bank account permits. Considering that a siding system and set of bathroom fixtures can be a significant expense, look at your budget closely. If you must do more than one project at once, apply for financing to access all of the funds you need, and break your total cost down into installments.
Gauge Your Energy
Home improvements have different timelines. The installation of quality replacement windows and doors only takes a few days while an entire basement conversion can last for weeks. If you don’t have the energy to deal with the disruption, concentrate on the least inconvenient projects first.
Place a Premium on Execution
Think about what you want to do first and how you like things executed. When it comes to exterior renovations, any reliable siding contractor would advise you against buying new siding if you’re planning to get new windows soon. If you can’t replace both features at the same time, replace your windows first to avoid spending extra on recapping your glass units twice.
Turn to Up and Above Contractors to gain a sense of direction as far as home improvement projects go. Call us at (973) 531-4225 to schedule your in-home consultation, discuss your needs, learn about our solutions and financing options, and get a FREE estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in New Jersey, particularly Northern New Jersey.