Should You Renovate Before or After Buying a Home?

Renovation is one of the best ways to add a personal touch to your new home. You can choose to renovate before or after moving in, and the best approach depends on various considerations. Regardless of your decision, hire a contractor who understands your goal and respects your choices. 

should you renovate before or after buying a home

At G.M. Roth Design Remodeling, we share with you some key factors to consider when deciding to renovate before or after moving in.

Before Moving In

Renovating before move-in may either reduce or increase the overall cost of your project. This depends on how long the remodeling project takes. Typically, the downside here is you might need to pay for two homes while the work is going on. 

A whole home remodel before moving can spare your family the inconvenience of enduring noise and dust throughout the construction process. The noise and mess that come with construction work can cause disruptions and sleep disturbances to your family. To avoid these, renovating before moving in is the best choice. This means you need to make arrangements for a temporary residence until your new home is ready. 

After Moving In

If you plan to renovate after moving in, you should be ready to make some adjustments. From design to construction, there will be disruptions and inconveniences coming your way. It’s best to ask your contractor how long the entire process will take so that you and your family can plan accordingly.

Renovation after move-in will save you from the hassle of finding storage for your belongings and large items, such as furniture and appliances. You won’t have to spend on two houses as well. However, expect some areas of your new home will be off-limits, as your remodeler works in these spaces. Typically, contractors install barriers to contain dust and prevent kids and pets from accessing hazardous areas. Construction vehicles and roll-off bins will be placed in your driveway, and you may have to park your car somewhere else.

Are you looking for an experienced team for your renovation project? At G.M. Roth Design Remodeling, we have the skills and knowledge to meet all your remodeling needs. Call (603) 880-3761 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation.

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