Preparing for a renovation can be just as much work and time-consuming as the renovation itself. That is because your plan is what can make the renovation go smoothly or quite bumpy.
Although every renovation is different, some general tips can help out for every project you have in mind.
Don’t skip the planning process. Use these five tips to help you out.
Figure Out a Budget
Your budget is one of the most important aspects of your renovation project. Without the budget, you could find yourself spending, spending, and spending some more.
Determine how much money you want to throw into the project before you begin. Take that number and break it down into different categories, like you would with a budget. How much will go to any structural fixes or changes? What do you want to spend on paint? Decorating can get pricy, so what is your maximum amount for that?
If you find yourself running close to the end of your budget but still have a few more things to accomplish, you can always apply for a payday loan to finish everything off. Just remember that as with any credit, you should ensure that you are in a position to afford the repayments.
It’s time to gather inspiration and come up with a design plan of how everything will look. You could have something already in your head, or maybe you’ve been browsing Pinterest for the last few months. Gather together every idea that you have and like, and put it together in a binder. That way, you have a reference to go back to through the renovation.
Determine a Theme
Every renovation has a theme. Even having no theme is still a theme.
To help the renovation process go smoothly and stay focused, predetermine what the theme of the area will be. It could be a beach house theme, a throwback in time, modern, or classical look. Whatever it may be, have your theme marked down in your plan.
Lay Everything Out
You have a budget, inspiration, and your theme, now it is time to lay out the room. Drawing everything out will help you visualize what you want to achieve. It doesn’t have to be a prize-winning sketch. However, it should be detailed enough that you can use it as a reference. You may also need to show the designs to any builders you hire.
Make a Team
Unless you’re a master of all trades, you’ll likely need to hire a few people to help you. Things like plumbing, electrical, and projects that deal with the structure of the house, those are tasks you’ll want a professional to do.
Go through local renovation companies and see which one works best for you. The most expensive people aren’t necessarily the best, so don’t factor everything on the price tag.
Once you have your plan figured out, it’s time for the fun part – the renovation. Planning out what you want to do will help ease some of the stress that tends to come with remodelling. You want to enjoy the process, so do what you can ahead of time, so you won’t get caught off guard.