How To Remodel A Home?

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It is not news that Londoners will instead upgrade or renovate their homes than move house. This Local Planning Authority has confirmed this report, stating that there has been a steady rise in the application for planning permits for different renovation projects across the UK in the past three years consecutively. 

Remodelling your home means carrying out a structural change to create a more functional space. It is the process of magically transforming a room to suit your preference. Homeowners who have used our remodelling services have given us seven compelling reasons for wanting to change their space. The reasons range from; 

  • Their personal circumstances have changed 
  • They want a space that is up to date with the latest trends 
  • They require extra living space 
  • They just want the feeling of a new space 
  • They have always had a dream for a particular design 
  • They want to increase their property’s value 
  • They needed a more energy-efficient space 

Whatever your reason for remodelling your home, embarking on such projects can be challenging when you don’t have someone to guide you, but the end result can be gratifying. So before you embark on a remodelling project for your home, follow these steps; 

Decide on a Purpose 

The most critical factor for remodelling your home and getting the space you deserve is having a vision for your transformation project. Why are you renovating? Is your kitchen too small, or do you want a different kitchen design? You are tired of your bathroom space, and you want to spice it up.

There are a thousand and one things that propelling you to give your home a makeover, and it is paramount those things come to the front burner so a contractor can create a bespoke solution for you. 

Apply for the Necessary Permits 

Understanding if your renovation needs any approval from the Local Planning Authority puts the castle you have already built in your head to the test. To find out if you need planning permission, you can check your local authority to see which refurbishment requires permission 

Research the Cost 

One thing that overwhelms homeowners who want to remodel their homes is the budget, with homeowners saying they surpass their budget by more than 30%. There are two reasons for this; either they have a wrong idea of the costs involved or choose a shitty contractor who kept milking them. To avoid this, find out how much the renovation you are planning will cost. If you don’t know where to begin, you can see our article on the average cost of renovation. 

Draw a Budget and a Timeline 

Using the cost findings, draw up your budget (don’t forget to add 30% extra because it is better to overbudget than under budget), and create a timeline for the remodelling.  

Find the Right Contractor That Fits Like a Glove 

Using your vision board, your budget and timeline, compile a list of contractors you want to work with who have a reputation for delivering great work on time. You can check our post about getting rid of cowboy contractors and questions to ask a contractor.  

The easiest way to remodel your home is by booking a free consultation and speaking with a TEL Construction specialist without any future financial attachment. This is the one step that will make all the difference.