2. What is the price range of homes that are selling in your area?
3. In the realtor's opinion, what home improvements will most improve your home's resale value?
6. Not staying involved in the process
The homeowner is the most integral part of a remodeling team. It is important to stay involved throughout the project. If you aren’t living in the house during construction, we recommend visiting your project every day. Contractor’s questions need to be answered as quickly as possible, and errors can be nipped in the bud if you are paying attention. Sometimes interesting design opportunities are revealed, especially during the framing phase. If you don’t feel comfortable managing this aspect of the project, keep your architect involved during the construction phase.
Good luck and remember the more you plan, think and prepare for your remodel the more likely you will be to avoid these costly mistakes.
Ann Robinson and Annie V. Schwemmer are the principal architects and co-founders of a residential architectural firm focused on life-changing remodeling designs at RenovationDesignGroup.com. Send comments or questions to ask@RenovationDesignGroup.com
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