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Remodeling Your Newly Purchased Canadian Home

Congratulations on buying a lovely new Canadian home. Those moments after signing that contract with your sales representative are some of the most freeing, happy, and beautiful moments you will experience in this journey. But what if that journey wasn’t into the perfect new Canadian home? What if your own personal journey is into a home that needs a bit of remodeling? Do not fear, the tips and tricks below will help you to make the most of your remodel.

 

Start With A Plan

The most important thing to understand when you buy a home knowing that it will need remodeling is to always start with a plan. Make sure to do research on the rooms that you would like to have remodeled and all of the possible materials that you may be purchasing to remodel those rooms. If you are drawn to a particular material, then do extensive research and find the stores or online sources that can provide those materials to you at the best prices. If you dive into a room without making a plan, you will feel blindsided and overwhelmed throughout the process instead of enjoying it as you had intended to.

 

Budget With Wiggle Room

The biggest perk about starting out with a plan is knowing approximately what you need and what you would like to have but do not necessarily need when you do your remodel. This research prepares you for approximately how much money you will have to spend to get the results you desire. With those ideas in mind, sit down and consider what you can actually afford to spend on these projects and add or cut materials as need be to stick within budget. When you make your budget, make sure to include a little bit extra money that has not been accounted for directly in your plan. This little bit of extra money may be needed if you cannot get the materials you need, if prices have gone up since you last did your research, or if you find something you would like that you did not originally account for. Wiggle room in a budget is a must when remodeling your new Canadian home.

 

Complete One Room Before Moving On To Another

If your home needs a lot of remodeling done, it is important to finish one room before you move on to the next. The only exception would be if your home is unsafe without some minor modifications like stable flooring or electrical circumstances. In all other instances, you should make sure that you finish one room before moving on to the next so that you do not end up with a home full of half- done remodels.

 

If You’re Going To Do It, Do The Best You Can Do

The worst thing that you can do if you are going to do a remodel is do something poorly or with poor quality materials. These remodels do not last long and will leave you disappointed that you have sunk money into a room that doesn’t look good at all.

 

Take Home Advice

Buying a home that needs remodeling can be a difficult option for those that are not prepared to do the hard work that needs to be done. Hopefully the tips and tricks listed above have helped you to map out your journey in a way that makes sense to you. Good luck and congratulations on your new purchase.



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12598 Hwy 50
Bolton, ON L7E 2E6
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Tottenham, ON  L0G 1W0

 
 
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Toronto Real Estate Board - IDX Last Updated: 9/21/2017 6:36:31 AM