Renovating property anywhere is quite an expense but can also be an incredible investment. When determining renovation cost, it is important to take into account many things. If you need to rip out all the systems to bring them up to date, it’s much more expensive than replacing or changing the flooring. However, it’s also very important to stay on top of the project in order to ensure that you will be happy with the finished result throughout each stage. In order to avoid unnecessary excess spending, we’ve developed the following list of pointers!
RENOVATION COST TIPS
Regulations regarding these types of projects and technician practices are determined by the technical office of the respective Municipality. It’s best to hire a trusted architect or surveyor from the municipality who will be familiar with the process in that area as well as know the people of the technical office that they will be dealing with.
It’s important to be open and honest with your technician about your expectations. Explain your start and finish times you were hoping for and the styles you are looking to convey in the finished result. From this information, he or she can properly suggest materials and work within your budget and time frame.
Keep in mind the municipality costs. They will charge for changes, renovations, and building permits. Using a technician of the area will help in this case also, they will be familiar with the costs.
TALK TO THE NEIGHBORS
Talk to the neighbors beforehand and explain your project hopes. Be sure you will not run into any problems with them regarding the work you plan to do. This shows that you have respect for the people in the area also. It’s important, especially in Italy, to have a good relationship with the community. This gesture speaks plenty to them about respect and will be the beginning of cultivating a helpful relationship.
Consult the technician and make decisions together based on vendors. Be sure to ask their suggestions when hiring the construction company and ultimately make the decision together.
RESPECT & COMMUNICATION
Ensure that there is a good level of respect and communication between the technician and the vendors. If not, this could increase production time and end up as an unplanned added expense. It’s much better to be sure there is a healthy relationship between them.
COST AND QUALITY
Don’t associate renovation cost with quality. Materials used within the projects should be the most appropriate for the type of work to be done. So, just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s the best. Consult the technician and construction company to make decisions about material used.
You may run into issues throughout the project that will add to the cost and increase the time needed to complete the project so be flexible. Like anywhere, there could be issues with the property that are not visible in the beginning stages. Account for around 10%–15% of added cost to keep yourself safe mentally during the process.