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Things to Consider When Renovating Your Home

Whether you’re renovating one room, a whole floor, or the entire house, a home renovation is an exciting undertaking that will reignite your love for your space and boost the value of your home. Like with any major undertaking, you can’t jump into a home renovation without careful planning and consideration. At Gordon James, we have decades of experience in both custom home building and renovations. Knowing what an exciting and challenging experience a home renovation can be, we’d like to share our thoughts on what you should consider when renovating your home. 


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1. Identify Your Goals

Before you contact Gordon James, take time to assess what is and isn’t working about your space, which areas you’re looking to renovate, and what your ideal outcome is. Know what styles and characteristics you’d like to see, what functionality you need, and why you’re choosing to renovate. Are you planning to stay in the home, or are you looking to increase its resale value? If selling is your end goal, you’ll need to consider the area you’re in and what sort of return on investment you can expect. You’ll also need to match up your goals with what’s possible for your budget and the setup of your home.


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2. Think About Timing

When it comes to home renovations, timing is important. Make sure to consult your calendar for the year. Large renovations often take longer than expected to complete due to factors outside your control, such as obtaining building permits (see paragraph 4), construction materials shortages and more. Having a realistic and somewhat flexible timeline for your project will allow you to relax and enjoy the process. It will be well worth any wait time in the end. 



3. Balance Personal Taste with Investment Opportunities

If you are looking to upgrade your home with stylish additions, such as marble countertops or new flooring, you should always choose a look that you will enjoy for years to come. That said, another consideration when making these stylistic decisions is how the design will impact the potential resale value of your home in the future. For instance, opting to spend a bit more up front on premium materials, such as stone floors, will increase your home’s value. Even if you plan to live in your remodeled home indefinitely, it is wise to consider these potential investment opportunities, as long as you are still opting for designs that bring you joy. 


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4. Get your Permits 

Building permits are a necessary part of the home renovation process. If you’re part of a homeowner’s association, you’ll need to consult with any guidelines they’ve set forth as well. 


Bring Your Dream Home to Life with Gordon James

With decades of experience, the custom home builders at Gordon James not only complete beautiful home renovations, but will provide thorough guidance throughout the process. Working with elite suppliers, architects and craftsmen, Gordon James will consult with you from conception to completion to make sure your unique vision shines through. The professionals at Gordon James are a trusted resource for high-quality work that will transform your space. For more information contact us at info@gordon-james.com, or call us at 763-469-3117.