Do you have a long list of home improvement projects? Unless you just moved into a new house, we’re guessing there might be things, big and small, that you’d like to change or fix in and around your home. Let’s break this down into manageable steps:
- Conduct a Survey: Grab a notebook and start your tour, inside AND out. Create two columns for each room: fixes and upgrades. As you walk into each room, try to imagine that you’re a visitor seeing it for the first time. Start to write the things that might not bring you joy, such as cracked tiles, wall dings, outdated items such as cabinets, counters, doors, fixtures, etc. You might get some ideas or (less fun) discover things that need help ASAP!
- Prioritize: Find three different colors of pen or highlighter and mark every item on your list as high, medium, or low priority. Which projects can wait, which need attention soon, and which can be on the long-term plan?
- Determine Costs and Budget: Do your research to determine how much each item on your list might set you back. Seek professional help from experts, such as Northfield Construction Company, to be sure you are accurate in your estimates. Then, determine how much you’re willing to spend. Maybe you want to set aside a certain amount each month to chip away at the list slowly. Possibly, you’ve been saving for a rainy day, or you have a big bonus coming and would like to tackle an entire room.
- Analyze and Take Action: As you compare your priorities, costs, and budget, make a plan!
Whether you plan to stay in your home or sell in the near future, completing this process will be extremely useful! Partner with Northfield Construction Company for advice and to complete projects that don’t fall in the DIY category.