Taking A Look At The Often Complicated Process Of Home Renovations

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Remodeling companies, Remodeling contractors portland or, Remodeling portland oregon

From design build to the actual process of construction, conducting a remodeling project is a more complicated thing than many people realize. But many people, like remodeling contractors, are actually quite passionate about home renovations projects and full scale home renovations, with some even buying homes in order to fully remodel them or “flip” them, as some people refer to it. These people then often put the homes in question back up on the housing market, hoping to sell it for a higher price than they bought it, therefore able to make profit. And still many any others will invest in homes that need some work done, making their dream home renovation by renovation.

The scope and scale of home renovations and the focus on design build and the like can be seen in the sheer vast amount of money that is spent on such projects over the course of just one year here in the United States. For instance, DIY lumberyards in the United States make sales that exceed three and a half million dollars over the course of just one year alone. In addition to this, the expenditure for DIY projects and repairs exceeded more than three hundred and twenty six billion dollars in the year of 2015 alone, now three years in the past, nearly four.

After all, even individual remodeling projects can be quite expensive, as anyone who knows anything about design build will be able to tell you. When it comes to home remodeling, even just one room can rack up quite the price tag, costing thousands upon thousands of dollars by the time that the renovations have been thoroughly completed. Take, for instance, the typical bathroom renovations project.

Here in the United States, bathroom renovations are quite popular – in fact, they are the number two most popular type of renovations project undertaken, second to kitchens alone and followed by whole home renovations, at least at the date that this article was written. However, budgeting for bathroom renovations is incredibly crucial as they will cost, on average, as much as nineteen thousand dollars. If you’re looking to spend considerably less money than that on a bathroom remodeling project, you’ll need to plan our budget and manage your finances incredibly well and with a keen eye for detail and savings.

And don’t think that you necessarily have to undertake a home remodeling project all on your own. In fact, this is incredibly far from the case. Home remodeling companies specialize in home remodeling projects and can employ a home remodeling contractor to help you plan out your ideal remodeling project. And it’s safe to say that remodeling projects that are overseen and conducted primarily by those who are professionals in the field have a number of advantages over DIY (do it yourself) remodeling projects that have very little to no professional help brought onboard.

For instance, the design build of a remodeling project is likely to be much more cohesive when it’s a project undertaken by professionals who have design build experience. In addition to this, the project is likely to go much more smoothly for similar reasons, as these are professionals who know the course of the typical home renovations project and are not likely to stray too far away from it. As they also will have knowledge about design build, they’ll help you to put together the most cohesive and aesthetically pleasing remodeling plan possible.

Of course, safety is a concern as well, far outside of the realm of design matters like design build. For those who are unexperienced in the art of home remodeling projects, safety is likely to be a real problem. Liabilities are likely to abound and the risk of serious injury is present. After all, construction sites, even relatively minor ones, usually always hold at least some potential for danger, something that should be taken very seriously by those who are looking to conduct a do it yourself home renovations project.

But when a professional remodeling team with a design build is brought on board, there is no doubt about it that things are likely to go much more safely and smoothly.

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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