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Home Remodeling Tips to Keep From Going Over Budget

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April 5, 2017 by Tricia L

Home remodeling projects can be stressful, but the payoff is well worth it. Having Center Island Contracting’s skilled team on your side can ease the burden of disrupting your family’s routine, and we will also help you stay within your budget. Below are some requirements to consider to make sure your home renovation project doesn’t go over budget.

Include Lighting and Electrical Expenses

Avoid the surprise of yet another expense at the end of your home remodel project and include lighting and electrical expenses into your overall budget. Looking at the big picture before the project starts will help plan for every inch of space in your home remodel project. The exact lighting fixtures don’t need to be picked out until the end, but at least budget for the amount you’re willing to spend on them.

Clear Plan to Utilize Space

A clear and concise plan for utilizing the space you’re working with will allow you to set up concrete requirements for where your money is going. Ask yourself: what does and doesn’t work for this space? Whatever doesn’t work, come up with a solution and add it into your budget.

Full Disclosure about Budget

Be open and honest with the team(s) you’re working with about your budget, or they can’t accommodate you. Be willing to share your overall budget to keep everyone in the loop, and make sure everyone’s on the same page from the start. The professionals you’re working with might even be able to offer similar design or construction options at a lower price.

Realistic Budget

It’s important to not only set a budget, but a realistic budget. Be thorough when setting a budget to avoid surprise fees at the end of your project. If the budget ends up being higher than you thought, ask Center Island Contracting where you can cut corners without sacrificing quality.

Everyone on the Same Page

Bring your team together to make sure everyone’s on the same page about the budget, timeline and any other logistics at the start of your home renovation project. This will create a strong foundation of communication, which will hopefully continue throughout the home remodel process.

Center Island Contracting is your contractor of choice for new home buyers or those undergoing home renovations on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you build the new home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (631) 465-9765.

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