With proper planning and a lot of effort, you can transform a fixer-upper into your dream home. Exterior Building Solutions, one of the top roofing companies in the state, list the things you need to think about before starting the renovation process.
Work Out the Details of Your Vision
Most homeowners already have a vision of their dream home, but now that you have the chance to turn that vision into reality, you need to put that down on paper and work out the details. Think about what your finished house will look like. Be specific with the details as much as possible.
Start with figuring out the exterior’s architecture style as well as the function of your home. Are you planning to live in the finished home with your family? If you are, you might want to look at expanding the kitchen.
Find Which Parts Need to Be Fixed First
Figure out the parts of the fixer-upper that need emergency repair work. For example, you’ll need to do emergency leaking roof repair before remodeling the kitchen or any part of your home to make sure they won’t suffer from water damage. We recommend you determine the phasing of renovation work for a smoother workflow.
Finalize the Budget for the Renovations
After working out the vision and plan for your dream home, determine how much the renovations will cost. In certain cases, not all of the fixer-upper’s parts need an overhaul. Finding out which of these only need minimal repair work will allow you to devote more financial resources to the parts that badly need them. Finding these parts is tricky, however. You need to have an intimate understanding of the structure of the fixer-upper to correctly pinpoint them. As such, it will be better to leave fixer-upper renovations to a qualified contractor.
Exterior Building Solutions is a family-owned and -operated company with more than a decade’s worth of experience. We offer roofing maintenance services as well as siding and gutter installations. To get a free estimate, call (314) 729-7663, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Arnold as well as other areas in Missouri.