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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