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Things You Need to Know Before Renovating Your Home

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and remodel your home. This is an exciting time, but don’t get me wrong, it can also be a challenging but rewarding experience. Unlike when you are building a home from scratch, when it comes to renovations you aren’t starting from a blank page, the house is already built.  

But even though the house is already built, this does not make the process any easier. Renovating a house can be a complex process and you might find yourself dealing with unforeseen issues and expenses, so it’s a good idea to make sure that you are well prepared. Being prepared is key to running a successful. So below you will find some helpful Remodeling Tips that comes to making your project a success!

Spend Time in the Space

This might sound like a really obvious point, but there’s no point renovating something if you haven’t spent time in it. You need to hold off making important decisions, such as what paint colour, what carpet or what light fixtures you want. You need to spend some time in the space that you are planning on renovating. 

You also need to have a good idea of what things might look like, so the only way to do this is to spend time looking at how the colour works. For example, if you are planning on painting your home, then the paint palettes selected before the renovates start need to be seen on the wall, and you might change your mind on whether you like them or not as you spend time in the space.

Be Realistic About Your Timeline

No one wants to spend years waiting for their house to be finished, but renovating your home is not something that you can rush. In reality it will probably take longer then you realised. It’s important that you understand this, so that you won’t end up getting frustrated when things don’t go as they should. You need to allow for accommodations to be made if things don’t go as planned.

For example, you might think that replacing an old bathtub, or old sink in your bathroom would be a fairly easy job. But whilst removal of the old fixtures might only take a few hours, finding a new tub or sink to replace it could take several weeks, as there’s no point buying one if you don’t like it. But once you’ve found one that you love, you then must wait for it to be delivered and that could take several weeks. So, it’s a good idea to make sure that you are being realistic when it comes to your renovation process and timeline, otherwise you’ll be left disappointed.

Be Smart

Renovating is hard work and can be expensive – so you’ll certainly want to make sure that your efforts pay off. Keep in mind throughout your renovation that there may be some simple ways to ensure any changes add as much value to your property as possible. Remember there are some helpful tips to add the most value to your property offered by construction companies, these are always worth a read before you undertake a pricey project. These quick wins can sometimes take no time at all such as installing triple glazing (improving your energy rating) and in contrast, you don’t really want to be spending days changing around plug socket locations or skirting boards if these types of features are not going to have much impact overall to your properties value.

Be Specific About Your Design 

If you’re looking to hire an Interior design company to help you with your renovations, then you need to make sure that you are specific about your designs. Even before you meet with the designer, you’ll want to make sure that you narrow down your design preferences. If you don’t know what you want then you can get some inspiration from browsing home decorating magazines, online interior decorating sites or even the designers portfolio. Bringing your own ideas to the table will allow the designers to come up with something that is specific to your tastes and increases the likelihood you’ll be satisfied with the end product.

A good interior designer will listen to your suggestions and will know exactly what you want. But make sure you agree a budget with them, you don’t want them to go out and purchase expensive material and charge you for it later. If you also make sure to stay within a specific time frame, then this will help keep the costs low. If you are thinking of renovation your home soon, then make sure to check out this article here as this looks at the 6 common issues with home renovations! Better to be prepared and all that!