Are you bored of the same old look of your home? Do you have frequent trips to the hardware store to purchase various kinds of tools and replacements for your leaking sinks, broken cabinet door, drawer handles, paint for your discolored walls or stain removals for your kitchen tools and equipment? Are you sick and tired of paying the handyman to make the necessary repairs needs to be done? Then you have to decide between these two options. First is to sell your current home and transfer to a newer place where there are minimal or possibly no repairs that needs to be done. If you personally chose to stay in a newly constructed house then you can expect something that matches or even surpasses your standards. From the smell of painted walls, the shiny new floors and even the great furniture, fixture and appliances that are very clean that you can even see your reflection on it. Instead of paying for raw materials, the salary of a contractor and his workers and other miscellaneous expenses, you can simply put this big chunk of money in investing for a place where you will not have to spend for renovations and other necessary repairs.
On the other hand, if your current home has a sentimental value to you, is considered the best and most ideal place to live in for it is somewhere near your office, your children’s school, the hospital for any emergencies, the mall and other shops, then you can simply decide to go for the second option which is to renovate your home. The very first thing to consider is the specific area in your home that needs to be repaired. Do you need to rearrange your living room and purchase new sofas, center and side tables? Does your kitchen need to be restored by changing the tiles, buying new refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, toaster and a rice cooker as well as plates, glasses, spoon, fork, knives and other kitchen tools or utensils? Will the current design of your dining room match the theme that you are working on? Does your bedroom need a fresh coat of pain? Are the tiles still in perfect shape? Are there cracks? Are the sink and the toilet still in a good condition? Lastly are the handrail designs in your porch, stairs or balcony fit in the overall theme that you plan to achieve?
After answering these question list down every single thing that you want to be done. Then you can hire a contractor and discuss with him how to go out the renovation. Set a budget and a target date of completion so that you can properly maximize not only the money that you will spend but also your time. It is important that you be very hands-on and regularly monitor your expenses and the day-to-day achievements that they have done so that you wont lose money on this project and get what you really want.