I Am Thinking of Remodeling My Mid Century Torrance Home. Where Do I Start?

Ask these questions:

  • Why am I remodeling?
  • How much do I want to spend?
  • Is the remodeling for my pleasure or to upgrade for reselling?
  1. Make out a budget following these guidelines:
    On a $400,000 Home, You will want to cap at $60,000 for remodeling using the following percentages.

    1. Finished attic account for 10-15%
    2. ½ bath= 5%, bathrooms,
    3. Full bath: 5-10%
    4. Kitchen 10-15% of the property value.
Photo courtesy of DIY Network

Photo courtesy of DIY Network

Once you have devised a budget, interview General contractors, asking for copies of their licenses and insurances, including workman’s comp. Make your choice, sign the contract and you are on your way to a beautiful like new Torrance home.

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