For your home.
Have the Home
Do you have a plan?
You have a new home. Now the problem is how to make it all your own. Sure you
want to eliminate all traces of the past owners and put your own mark on the place.
Everyone does. Whoever bought your home will be doing the same thing.
fact, a majority of homeowners remodel within 18 months from the date of purchase.
The problem is knowing where to start, what to fix, and how much to spend. You
just got done paying for a closing and taking on a new mortgage. Cash could be
a little lean. You may also need to buy a few items for the house like curtains,
trash cans, furniture. Most new homes need the little touches.
This is just the beginning.
best way to start fixing up your own castle is to make a plan.
you thought you could rest because you are the proud new owner of a house and
mortgage, think again. Your days of planning just began.
have to start thinking about how you want to change the place. Look at your wishes,
wants and needs for the home. What do you need to change? Want to change? Wish
you could change? Your answers could range from needing a new refrigerator that
works and is energy efficient to wanting new carpet because the color isn't exactly
what you would like.
Next Step...The money
Next build your budget and start
planning the work. It may take years to get the place exactly as you like it.
The thing with owning a house is that there is always something else to do. The
work never ends. And just as you get it the way you want it, you will either want
to move or start over from the beginning.
Four Easy Ways...
...to start your project off on the right foot:
Now Let's Get Down to the Money... A remodeling
budget can be a little tricky. Here are some hints for creating one.
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