Second part: Take advise, prepare and do numbers.
In the first publication of our tips to plan your reform: Think of your house as an efficient place, we advised about the definition of your reform: what you want to do, and how to develop the idea you have.
In this second part, we advice you how to prepare the economic and legal part, that is: once you already know what you want, and before getting down to work with the changes, to do this:
Take advise, prepare and do numbers
- Recruit a professional:
We all think that following the advice of your aunty who has just reformed or watching several the videos of our favorite decoration shop are worth to embark us on our renovation project. If you are going to invest on a change that hurts in your pocket, it is better to ask for advice from who really knows. No one better than a professional in the field can tell you if what you want to do has feasibility, how much it can cost you and the possible unforeseen circumstances that can arise from carrying out all the changes you want. In addition, they can suggest great ideas and introduce you to the latest trends and market solutions.
- Ask for several quotes:
We already know that your cousin is very handy has made many reforms, but there are many more companies, and the more budgets you ask for, and the better ideas you can add to your project. Ask for at least 3 budget and compare.
If you are going to ask for a loan, do the same, evaluate several options and choose the one that suits you best.
- Take advantage of the grants:
You cannot start your reform without having investigated if any of the expenses are eligible and how you can deduce it in the next tax declaration. Investigate and, in this subject, if possible, also consult with a professional. There are all kinds of subsidies at local, regional and state levels.
- Request the necessary permissions:
If you are going to make any reform, investigate in the town hall if your reform is susceptible to request a license and add the costs to your budget of expenses to make the relevant decisions. Again, a professional can support you in this process.
- Tell your neighbours:
Before breaking the first tile, warn your neighbours. Lest they send you to the police for making noise and stop the jobs started. Talk to the administrator of your community, or to the town hall if you have a villa, they can advise you the best way not disturb the nearest residents.
We hope that following these recommendations that we have given to you in Montesinos Falcón Real Estate, you have clarified the steps to follow to plan the renovation of your house: all you want, what you need, what you can really do, and how much it will cost you to do it. And now: proceed and good luck!