You've Bought The Home, Now Here's How To Tackle Renovations
Perhaps you bought a home that you fully intended to start renovating right after closing. The list of to-do's seems overwhelming. How do you get everything done, and what do you start on first?
Tackle Functionality Issues First
The first things to put your money into are the ones that could potentially come back to haunt you later on if you don't get them fixed. Plumbing issues are a great example. Even something like a leaky toilet is something to have looked at by a plumbing professional. If your inspection came back with any electrical issues, check those off of your list before you proceed to flooring. The initial stages of making a home livable are to get the expensive projects out of the way. At the very least, locate the emergency plumbing services and the electrician you would use in case these issues do get worse.
Give it a Little Time
You might find that a color you hated when you came to the open house starts to grow on you. You don't want to paint over it after all. You may think that the refrigerator will be the first thing to go, but really, after living in the house for a while, you realize that you really want the dining room wall to be knocked down. Give it some time to discover what really irks you about the house before you start investing a lot of money into changing the layout or the finishes.
Take Time to Learn to DIY
During the time when you're waiting to make any major decisions, you could be learning a few DIY skills. While you may not want to rewire your living room, you might feel comfortable with painting or creating some hardscaping in the backyard. Just don't make the mistake of tackling a difficult project without the necessary skills and experience; work from the level you're currently at, and build your confidence by working on some small projects to start.
Set a Budget for Now and the Future
You may be eager to get some home improvements done, and that's with a good reason; you should feel free to make the home as personalized as you would like it to be. Set your budget for projects that will occur in the next year or two, but also consider a yearly, recurring budget for small upgrades to your home. The more money you have to play with, the more you can customize the house into the home of your dreams.
For more information about upgrading your home, talk with the professionals at Scroggins Plumbing of Kentucky Inc.