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If you have ever been through a renovation you are probably familiar with some of the frustrations that come with the territory. If you have not been through a renovation I'm sure you have heard stories from friends or family concerning their remodels. Renovations can be stressful on individuals and relationships. Planning and communication can help eliminate some of the stress. Mike Holmes article "You’ll get renovation stress, but here’s how to mitigate it" points out that researching and educating yourself on everything there is to know about the renovation will help mitigate some of the stress.
As I have mentioned before we purchased an older home in south Denver that has not been updated since the 70’s. Well, we have yet another project we are contemplating. The front of our home is brick with several cracks in the mortar which gives the home horrible curb appeal. We have gone back and forth on whether we should repair and refresh the mortar or if we should place a stone veneer over the brick to freshen up the look.
When I started out building Home Renovation Hub I built it with the homeowner in mind. I had read that 60% of renovations go over budget due to poor planning. Being kind of frugal I didn't want to go over budget but I also didn't want to skimp on materials or quality. If you have read other blogs on Home Renovation Hub you might remember that we bought a 1976 ranch style home on the south side of Denver in October of 2013. The house itself was not exactly what we had in mind, but the land was amazing. Our home sits on a 1 ½ acre horse property with beautiful views of the mountains and brilliant sunsets off the back of the house. When we purchased the home, it was very outdated, boxy and compartmentalized. This home felt dark and closed in with walls dividing rooms everywhere you looked. There was an individual room for every living function enclosed by walls and a formal living room, which we knew we would never use. Large master bedroom suites with big bathrooms in our neighborhood did not exist. My wife actually couldn’t even visualize that someday this could be a home she would grow to love. I however saw the potential and beauty that this house could become and we bought the house.
Moving into a new home can be exciting – and exhausting. Most people who finish transferring all of their belongings into a new home want to take time to sit down, rest, and celebrate the fact they were able to get everything moved.
The Home Renovation Hub has a wide variety of tools to greatly improve budgeting, organizing and showing off your DIY projects. We are dedicated to building tools with the homeowner in mind, but the tool can be used for any project that requires materials, budgets, research or instruction. Combine what you find on Houzz.com with ideas from Pinterest, add what you learn on YouTube with instructions you find on Instructables and your DIY project begins to come together. Save links to contractor reviews, maintenance schedules, online manuals, add notes, estimated costs for portions you will hire out. The items you can save to your projects will only grow over time. Our tools to help save you both time and money.
A DIY home improvement project can greatly improve the look and functionality of a home. Many people invest time and money each year into a home remodel project. But as the costs of a do-it-yourself project stack up, many people consider other factors about these endeavors.
Any type of home improvement project can provide great results, given that it is implemented properly. It can be exciting to entertain the idea of making renovations to a house, and many people take part in these endeavors every year.