Renovation is one of the first milestones in any couple’s married life. It’s an important step toward turning your house into your dream home.
Any home improvement is exciting but can also be stressful. Today, Century Roofing and Siding shares tips to pull off your first project together as newlyweds:
Prioritize the Exteriors
Before you make major changes on the inside of your home, make sure the exteriors are in good shape. If you have to choose between a siding replacement and a kitchen makeover, the former is the logical choice.
The exterior of your house will protect your family and belongings from harsh weather. No matter how much you like to stay inside your home, the curb appeal of your property is something you shouldn’t ignore. If your home’s exterior needs work, any interior cosmetic upgrade can wait.
Don’t get carried away by big, crazy ideas. Practicality is just as important as aesthetics, if not more. For Century Roofing and Siding, design trends come and go, but functionality never goes out of fashion.
Focus on things that will keep the house feel like home several years down the road. Your future selves would thank you when you spend good money on protected, seamless gutters rather than trendy pieces of furniture and bathroom fixtures.
Plan Your Budget
Be realistic when budgeting for your renovation and avoid overspending. Running out of funds halfway through the construction will stall your project and potentially cost you more money.
After knowing your financial limit, ask for a detailed estimate without allowances to get as accurate a look at your expenses as possible. Also, set aside a contingency budget to take care of unforeseen challenges and absorb any additional work.
Don’t Start What You Can’t Finish
Are you ready to handle days or weeks of renovation? If you don’t have the time and energy, maybe you shouldn’t tackle a major project for now. Instead, divert your attention to small activities, like eavestrough cleaning, with a major impact.
Partner with Century Roofing and Siding to live through your first home improvement as newlyweds with as less stress as possible. Call us at (613) 209-2662 to get your project in motion and receive a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ottawa, Ontario, and the surrounding communities.