After leaving college, getting a good job (that pays well), finding or building you dream house, and purchasing your dream car is usually at the top of your “to-do” list. If you had been smart, you would have invested on your “big spenders” like your car and your house after you’ve settled well, and seen a little success in your business.
Regardless to whether you were smart about it or not, it’s quite possible that you were not thinking in terms of a wife (or husband) or family when you bought or built your home. As a result, you’ll come to realize in the years to come, that your home needs to “evolve” to suit your needs, or that you might have to move to a more suitable home.
If your home has ample space, and if you have the sufficient funds, then there’s no need to move. Here are a few other things to consider when thinking about remodeling or expanding your current home.
Hiring an architect
If your remodeling project, or the expanding of your home is going to be a major project, then trust us, you’ll be better off hiring an architect, rather than fumble your way through the project. They’ll be able to provide you with professional advice, help you see the big picture, and even help you hire the necessary people to ensure that your project happens smoothly. Of course, they might be a little expensive to hire; but think of it this way, isn’t it cheaper to hire an architect, rather than waste money while you fumble your way through the project?
Alright, perhaps you are confident in your “job overseeing skills” and you don’t want anyone poking their fingers into your business. In this case, consider hiring a designer for your project. They can only be used (if you prefer it that way) to give their professional opinion and advice on your plan, and even help you see the “big picture”; as this will help you understand if this project is exactly as you have planned it out in your head.
Hiring the “muscles”
Regardless to whether it’s a small project or a large one, having experts by your side while you build will definitely be reassuring. If you already know builders through previous projects, then it’s not going to be an issue selecting one. But if you haven’t, then opt for a builder who is reputed to be reliable, fast and not too expensive. Ask around from friends and family before you select on one—especially if you know anyone who has recently done any building work done for their home…