There are two important factors that must be taken into account with a remodel project. These are time and money. It can be really disappointing when a project such as this has to be stopped before completion simply because of time and or money issues.
Estimate the costs
Having a good idea of what the project is going to cost will help to ward off disappointment. It all depends on the rooms being upgraded as the costs can vary quite a bit. A general rule of thumb that some experts suggest is an estimate of about $100 to $200 per square foot for a bathroom or a living room remodel. Of course, this is all going to depend on the region and the cost of materials.
Look at the Budget
Take a look at how much money is on hand at the moment. For example, if there is $3,000, this is a good indicator to use as a metric. This sum can now be used to determine if the remodel can be done with this amount of money. Of course, other factors will have to be considered. However, if major sacrifices have to be made because of the budget, it may be better to wait.
Get Professional Quotes
Even though you may want to do this project as DIY, it still doesn’t hurt to get quotes from professionals. This will give you a better guideline. You can assume the cost of labour will be included. You can ask what this will amount to. It can then be deducted from your cost projections of the DIY project. You are going to be providing the labour yourself.
You may also decide whether the quote is reasonable and you may want to use professionals for at least part of the work. These few tips will help you with your next remodel project.