Our home is our sanctuary and our place of rest and refuge. A lot of the time, we have put a substantial amount of money and effort into acquiring the property so it is something that we are usually proud of also.
Sometimes people start off small on the property ladder, and work towards their dream home. Some people buy their homes while others design and have their homes built from scratch. Either way, the amount of time that goes into actually getting the home sorted for occupancy is vast but in the end is usually worth it. Of course, once there, you’ll likely always find something that needs work; some aspect of the home that needs attention.
Other times people wish to move on up the property ladder and think about carrying out some home improvements in order to increase the sale value of the house. However large or small the project for home improvement is requires thought and extensive planning. Technology plays a part (or can do when people use it) and there are many avenues where it can come into the process. It’s also important when you plan on doing a home improvement project to research possible contractors as it can be at times difficult to find reliable workers.
The best thing to do is to ask friends and family for recommendations and also ask the prospective builders/carpenters/plumbers themselves for examples of their work. Choose wisely as obviously they are key to a quality finished result. Take influence from magazines and online blogs and Google and take note of anything that catches your eye, even if you think it is out of budget.
All of the influences you come upon will help you frame your end goal for the project. Home improvement projects are time consuming and require a high degree of patience as it’s likely you might face some upheaval in the home while the project is being worked on but remember to focus on the end goal and then it will be worth it.
The guys over at EZ Living have created this infographic below which details some interesting apps for your phone or tablet which are likely to assist the home improvement project. They have broken them down into the various stages of the process and also indicated are the platforms and cost of each app (many are free). Check it out below.