Pulling off house renovation successfully without going crazy requires a lot of pre-planning and a very clear map of what you intend to have in the newer version of your place.
Moreover, it is also equally important to work through all major aspects like budget handling, types of products used, colors, the time duration that you have, the company you want to hire for doing the job and so on.
The success of house renovation depends a lot on being prepared for what lies ahead of you and, to a certain degree, an expectation that there will be a number of surprises in store.
Following are some of the important factors that you need to work out before starting your house renovation process:
- Set a budget:
The first place to work through is setting a sustainable budget according to your finances. How much money you want to spend will decide the kind of outcome you will achieve. Whether you want to have a few touches here and there or you are planning for a full remodel, you must keep in mind the amount of investment you are willing to do. Having a focused budget range is important to smoothly execute the whole process.
- Gather all the inspiration that you can:
It is a fun part of the process. Sit and collect ideas of how you plan on renovating your space. Not only the fun things but the structural elements like space and orientation should be kept in mind as well. There are plenty of places where you can get enough ideas to plan your own remodel. You can also create some mood boards and gradually add to them everything relevant that you may come across. This will help you keep everything in one place.
- Refine your ideas:
Tweak your ideas according to the elements you want to see as per your budget limit. It might take some time but it is worth the effort as, by the end of it, you will get a clear picture of how your place will look like.
Once you are clear about the ideas, it is time to design. You may need things like layouts and cross-sections. You can make drawings for using an architect, but that being said, according to the scale of your renovation you don’t always need drawings. The bigger and more complex the project the more you should consider drawings.
- Hire a team:
By this time you have to decide who you will need, depending on the tasks that should be done, and whether you will manage them yourself or have a builder manage the whole team for you. Many companies offer their services and have a team to pull off the process. If you can, contact a few with your plans, see their sample work and previous projects and get a number of itemized quotes so you can compare.
- Final cost breakdown:
Once the team has been hired, get a detailed breakdown of what you are planning to do and have all the finances get in place.
- Get started on your renovation project:
You have worked through all the areas and now is the time to get started on the plan.