Home renovations are a sure way to improve the appeal of your home and restore it to its former glory. However, planning a home renovation project can be pretty challenging. In most cases, you will be caught up in a dilemma since you do not have a clue of where to start. If this is your situation, read this excerpt to learn how to plan a home renovation project.
Renovate And Improve
Most people renovate homes to restore their condition. However, it is always wise to consider improvements as a part of the renovation project. For example, when renovating the home's exterior, you could consider add-ons such as a patio, fountain or landscape lighting. Conversely, when renovating the interior, think about how you can improve the functionality of the house. For instance, you could consider storage spaces to help declutter your home. Moreover, you could install a kitchen island to encourage family members to spend more time in the kitchen. While you will spend slightly more on the improvements, they will increase the property's value.
Prioritise The Renovation Works
The best way to approach renovation works is by listing and prioritising the works. It helps keep you on track and prevents you from deviating midway. Start with the most urgent renovations. For example, you might need to underpin the foundation to avoid other structural damages. Then, you could consider renovation works that can be conducted while you are still living on the property. For example, you do not need to vacate the property to renovate the landscape, kitchen or bathroom. Finish your project with intensive works that require you to seek temporary accommodation. For instance, it could be that you plan to pull down some of the walls, install a new floor or repaint the interior. In this case, plan the works to ensure they are complete within a short period.
Work With Professionals
Some homeowners prefer DIY home renovations. However, the benefits of engaging professionals outweigh the cost savings associated with DIY renovations. For instance, an experienced contractor could advise you against improvements that flout the local building code. For example, you could be prohibited from building an installation such as a patio too close to the boundary. Besides, contractors have in-depth knowledge of installing the various home fixtures. For instance, most DIY home renovations will opt for pre-finished wood when installing engineered floors. However, a contractor could opt for site-finished wood since they know that factory-finished wood could have imperfections such as uneven stains or planks. Finally, contractors can help you source recycled building materials and home fixtures. It is a sure way to cut the renovation budget.
When renovating your home, consider improvements, prioritise the works and work with professionals.