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Renovating your home can be stressful. There are many things to worry about, and just when one issue goes away – another one pops up! So if you’re thinking of renovating before the snow flies, take a look at this list BEFORE you start.

Here’s 5 things to know if you’re renovating your home.

Don’t Ask Friends And Family
Although you may want to, it’s always better to go with a professional. We all want to save money, but when you choose to go with less-skilled relatives or friends, the mistakes can quickly add up, and so can the unforeseen costs that go with them. Play it safe, and always go with Licensed professionals.

You Don’t Always Know Best
Though it may seem easy at the time something like installing a deck or running new duct work can present their own issues and challenges. Always remember, that unless you’re a professional, there are always going to be skilled workers who can do it safer and smarter. So when in doubt – go with the pros.

Make A Budget. And Then Double It
Renovations are notorious for derailing and blowing budgets completely out of the water. If you’re considering moderate to major renovations to your home consider the following. Build a budget that surrounds a best-case scenario renovation – then double it to allot for unforeseen errors and issues that will undoubtedly arise. It’s better to have allocated beforehand than after.

Always Check In With Local Building Codes and Regulations
There is literally nothing worse than completing a long renovation, only to have it fail inspection due to issues that should have been rectified beforehand. Though it can get expensive for permits and site visits, the cost will not even compare to the fines and rebuilding costs that will lay ahead if you don’t address them at the beginning.

Always Take Pictures For Reference Sake
Take pictures from the internet. Screenshots, photos, websites – whatever. The more evidence and direction you have for your contractor, the easier it will be to convey the look you are going for. It’s a smart way to keep everyone on the same page, and it will prevent that lunch bag letdown that accompanies some renovations that lacked in communication.

And when your renovation is done you will be so happy you did it. Your home is your castle and you want it to be as comfortable as it can be.

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