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10 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Any Home Renovation Project

This post is sponsored and contributed by Thumbtack, a Patch Brand Partner.

Home renovations can add functionality, comfort and value to your home. Of course, home renovations can also be costly, and if you want to get the best return on your investment, there are some key factors to consider.

We talked to David Steckel, a home expert at Thumbtack, about what projects homeowners should prioritize and the best way to get the work done efficiently and on budget. Keep reading for 10 things Steckel says every homeowner should consider before starting any home renovation project.


1. Updating Key Areas Doesn’t Have To Blow Your Budget

Homeowners know that updating bathrooms and kitchens is a good investment because not only are the spaces more comfortable, but these rooms — when updated thoughtfully — can help sell a home. But what if you’re on a budget? Steckel says these

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Majority of Americans think home renovations take longer than planned: survey

More than half of Americans think their home improvement project will take longer than planned, according to a survey from Angi.  (iStock)

The majority of Americans (52%) believe that home improvement projects will take longer than expected, but many are still confident in their ability to do the projects themselves, according to a survey from Angi.

U.S. home improvement sales are projected to increase to more than $550 billion this year as more Americans choose to do their remodeling projects themselves, according to Statista.

When looking at cost, women were 10% more likely than men to believe that DIY renovations would save money over hiring a professional, the survey said. Separately, about 12% of millennials said they thought renovations wouldn’t break the bank. 

The survey also said that 74% of Americans have some confidence in their ability to oversee a home renovation project, but 20% have

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Home Construction and Renovation – City of Burlington

If your house is a semi-detached or detached property and you are planning a construction project we are here to help! This is the page to get you started on your journey, with the information you need to make sure you have all the right permits and clearances in place. Whether you’re doing the work yourself or are hiring someone to do it for you, read on to find out more.

In some cases, you may also need approval from external agencies like Burlington Hydro, Conservation Halton, Ministry of Transportation, Niagara Escarpment Commission, etc., as applicable.

Consolidated Pre-Building Permit Review

Most home renovation and construction projects require a Building Permit, but before you can apply for a Building Permit you need to apply for a Consolidated Pre-Building Permit.

The Consolidated Pre-Building Permit process includes a Zoning Review, Grading and Drainage Review and a Forestry Review.

If you’re not sure that

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Home Renovations: A Time-Sensitive Proposition

A recent study by Angi of 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and up has found that most homeowners (52%) believe that home renovations and improvement projects will take longer than anticipated.

A report from Statista predicts that U.S. home improvement sales are projected to reach $550 billion-plus this year.

“Over half of our survey respondents believe that home renovation projects are guaranteed to take longer than originally estimated,” said the report. “Fifty-five percent of men and 49% of women surveyed share this belief of never-ending home projects.”

Additional survey findings include:

  • Women are 10% more likely than men to believe DIY renovations save money over hiring a pro.
  • Millennials are 12%-13% more likely to feel that eco-friendly renovations won’t break the bank compared to Generation X and baby boomers.
  • Twenty percent of respondents have no idea about permit requirements for common home renovations.
  • Seventy-four percent of Americans have some
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Renovation Costs Will Nearly Double in the Next 12 Months: Report

Written By
Erin Nicole Davis

If you’re in the market for a home renovation, you may want to get the ball rolling on it now. 

According to the fourth annual Reno Report for 2022 from HomeStars, despite a decrease in planned home renovations, renovation spend will nearly double in the next 12 months for Canadians. 

To gauge Canadian homeowner behaviours and sentiments towards renovations, HomeStars surveyed Canadian homeowners who had completed renovations in the past year. 

Like the cost of gas and groceries, the price of home renovations has been climbing. According to the report, the average spend on home renovations has increased from $8,000 to $13,000 from the previous year. Nearly 20% of Canadians are financing their home renovations. The largest renovation investments were made inside homes; on average, homeowners who completed renovations in the past 12 months spent about $13,000 (up from $8,260 last year). Outdoor renovations followed

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Home Renovation Activity And Spend Hits Three-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds

Home renovation activity and spend have reached the
highest rates reported since 2019, according to the annual
Houzz
& Home survey of nearly 700 New Zealand respondents from
leading platform for home renovation and design, Houzz.
Nearly half of homeowners renovated their homes in 2021 (48
percent), up from 41 percent in 2020. Following the 13
percent growth in median spend last year, homeowners report
an additional 31 percent jump in median renovation spend at
$23,500. Homeowners with higher budget projects (the top 10
percent of spend) invested up to $140,000 in
2021.

Home renovation activity continues into 2022,
with nearly half of homeowners planning to renovate (46
percent) and nearly two-fifths planning to decorate (38
percent) this year. Homeowners report a planned median
renovation spend at $17,500 for 2022. Interestingly for the
first time since 2019, homeowners with higher-budget
renovations

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Home Renovation Activity and Spend Hits Four-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds

Home Renovation Activity and Spend Hits Four-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds


Published: 20 June 2022 – James Mead




Home renovation activity and spend have reached the highest rates reported since 2018, according to the annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 3,200 UK respondents from leading home renovation and design platform Houzz. More than half of homeowners renovated their homes in 2021 (53 percent), up from 49 percent in 2020. Homeowners recorded a 20 percent jump in median renovation spend at £18,000 from £15,000 in 2020. This growth can be attributed to homeowners with higher budget projects (the top 10 percent of spend) increasing their investment from £100,000 in 2020 to £128,000 in 2021.

 

Home renovation activity continues into 2022, with nearly half of the surveyed homeowners planning to renovate (49 percent) and more than half planning to decorate (55 percent) this year. Homeowners’ planned

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York UK Bespoke Loft Conversion Specialist Home Renovation Service Launched

The launch of this new home development service allows homeowners to add an extra element to a property by redesigning its attic space. The company handles both the design and architectural aspects of the loft conversion in-house to ensure that the project represents a stylish addition to the living quarters.

More information on this service can be found by visiting https://loftmypad.co.uk

With the creation of this design and build service, Loft My Home is helping to bring people’s ideas and design visions to life. By producing fully customised builds for each client, the company strives to ensure that all customer expectations are met. With more than 20 years of experience in performing loft conversions, the company has the relevant knowledge and expertise to implement all design ideas and choices.

More and more people in the UK are deciding to perform some form of

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7 Tips On How To Prepare For A Large Home Renovation Project

Renovating a house imposes the need for an excellent organization, a good financial situation, and the making of a series of decisions. The key thing is timely planning and preparation so that when the renovation starts, the activities will be realized on time.

 

There are many different details to consider before you start renovating your home. In the following text, we present seven important things that need attention before renovating a house, and they refer to key changes.

Basic planning regarding the bathroom 

When renovating a house, it is not the same whether it is a matter of changing the entire space or individual rooms. Thus, when it comes to bathroom renovation, it is important to consider the plan, ideas, and budget in advance and involve experts in the work. Renovation of the bathroom imposes the need to consider in advance which plumbing and electrical installations are being changed, what

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Why are energy-efficient picture windows gaining momentum in Victoria? – Victoria News

Why are energy-efficient picture windows gaining momentum in Victoria?

Window replacement is a perfect home renovation project in Victoria, and picture windows have gained momentum as one of the most demanded units.

Window replacement is a perfect home renovation project in Victoria, and picture windows have gained momentum as one of the most demanded units.

It is no secret that new windows add value to your house, improving its exterior and comfort. More and more homeowners in Victoria consider window replacement as their next home renovation project to rake high ROIs.

And with such a trend in place, picture windows are among the top options homeowners consider getting for their houses. Curious why? Keep reading!

If you have not heard of these units before, let us briefly give you a definition. Picture windows are non-operable units that homeowners usually install in living rooms for clear views outside and increased energy efficiency. These windows feature a huge glass area and perfectly blend with almost any home exterior and interior.

Picture Windows: Pros

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