Things You Need To Know About Starting a Home Renovation Project

March 25, 2018

Thinking of renovating? It’s a daunting task for many. If your home is one renovation away from being your dream home, it’s difficult to avoid.


Here are a few tips from the team at Kaufman Lumber Yards to help you get started.

Lumber yards might not be your first stop when you get inspired to do a renovation. They will be there when you need a quality selection of lumber down the line.


The planning stage can’t really even begin if you don’t know what kind of budget you have to work with. The last thing you want to run into while you are renovating is running out of funds.

Budget carefully. Plan for going over your original budget due to price changes, mistakes, changes in plans, miscalculating your DIY skills, and more. The list is nearly endless.

While you make your budget, remember: don’t choose cheap over quality. It seems like every first-time renovator sets out with the best intentions of finding quality work and materials, but compromises as soon as the bills start rolling in. Do your homework and you won’t be disappointed.

Be flexible with changes.

Some renovations can take a long time to complete. During this time you might have a change of heart over a design aspect or encounter a structural issue that you didn’t account for. You can still have your dream home. With a little creative thinking, good advice, and the right contractors, a solution can found.

Work with certified contractors.

As a lumber yard, many of our customers are talented craftsman. We know the importance of hiring the best contractor for the job. Make sure all the contractors you work with are licensed. It is also a good idea to get references. A certified contractor will know if any permits are required. They will make sure the systems of your home—HVAC, plumbing, electrical—follow local codes.

Once your renovation is done, and all the behind-the-scenes work is behind the walls, you’ll rest easy knowing your renovation is fitted with quality craftsmanship.

Need lumber? Stop by Kaufman Lumber Yard for quality customers service and a great selection of lumber. We are located in Little Rock at 5100 Asher Ave.