Things to Consider Before You Start a Home Improvement Project

Things to Consider Before You Start a Home Improvement Project

You should never pass up the chance to make improvements to your home. Not only is it good for your personal happiness, but it’s also a great way to increase your investment and add value to your property.

These days, more and more homeowners are choosing to upgrade their property instead of selling it to move to a new location. This is due to a larger number of qualified renovation companies available, such as iRemodel Home Renovations, and also to the rising cost of purchasing a new home. If you are thinking about making changes to your property, there are a few things you should consider.

Why Make Changes

Before jumping into a project, think about what you want to gain out of your home renovation. Do you want to add a room to accommodate a larger family? Are you seeking to add more bathrooms to your property? Maybe you want a play room or family room to give your kids more space to amuse themselves? Once you nail down your reasons you will be able to ascertain if the project is cost effective.

Your Budget

When you meet with a contractor to speak about possible changes to your home, it’s easy to get swept away in the design aspects and agree to every suggested change without considering your budget. Before you sit down to talk about changes, speak with your partner and set a budget. This way you have a pre-determined number in mind of how much you want to spend prior committing to upgrades during the consultation that may not be affordable.

Home Value

Even if you plan to stay in your home for the foreseeable future, you should always take the market value into consideration when making changes. Not every upgrade you make to your home will increase its value, but any work completed to fix structural issues will solidify the value of your property. Keeping these things in mind prior to starting your project will help you during your project planning.


A renovation is usually pretty costly regardless of how small your changes may be. In some cases, you can offset some of the cost with the help of local grants and rebates from the government. Most often there are rebates offered for homeowners who choose to install various energy efficient fixtures or windows in your home.

Value Added Projects

There are a few projects that will make your home more comfortable while also adding value to your property such as:

  • Plumbing Work – Upgrading your plumbing will help keep your family healthy and save you money on repairs in the future.
  • Structural Maintenance – Addressing issues such as leaks, cracks in the foundation or mold will ensure your structure is safe and sound.
  • Kitchen Upgrades- Not only will an updated kitchen add value to your home, but it will also refresh your space for your personal benefit.
  • New Bathrooms- Adding a bathroom adds value to any home, but it also can help ease the pressure of a growing family.
  • Painting- A fresh coat of paint will improve the visual look of your home inside and out.
  • Electric Work- Upgrading your wiring will make your systems run better and save you money on energy cost.

How We Can Help

Your home is your fortress and your solace, though it may draw strong emotions from you, renovation decisions should always be made with a cool mind. iRemodel Home Renovations is always here to help support your choices and give you the best renovation services in the GTA. Give us a call at 416-825-2542 today to find out how we can help.