Renovating? 5 Tips to Help Plan

Renovating? 5 Tips to Help Plan
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    Sprucing up your space not only increases the value of your home, it gives you an outlet to truly express yourself and feel comfortable in your surroundings.

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We’ve compiled a list of things to consider as you begin the renovation process.

1. Decide On a Timeline and Budget

Once the idea is planted to upgrade a space in your home, start with a rough layout of how long you’d like to the project to take and how much money you can afford to invest. Putting things down on paper is a great jumping off point in deciding whether you do the work yourself or bring in help. Remember that renovation projects have the habit of dragging on if there is no motivation to finish.

2. Identify Purpose

Starting with the “why” will bring you the most successful results. Consider the intended use of the space and your lifestyle. For example, if you choose to re-do your living room, ask yourself what types of activities will take place inside. If the area is destined to be a play-place for the kids, you may want to keep the space open or incorporate big cupboards for toys when drawing up a blueprint. Or perhaps you love to host functions with lots of guests, in which case you should be mindful of the flow of traffic.

3. Pay Attention to Detail

Say you’d like to brighten your home and boost value, yet don’t have enough cash for a complete overhaul. Small changes can make a world of difference. Fresh wallpaper, changing the paint color or installing new doorframes and handles can update the look of your home at an affordable price.

4. DIY Versus Hiring Help

How extensive a project are you prepared for? Early on, figure out if you’ll be going at it solo or hiring a project manager or architect to help with construction. If you choose to DIY, make sure you’re well acquainted with council regulations, as well as what permits and licensing are necessary for the type of renovation you’re after. If you’ll be working in conjunction with a home improvement company, do your research and don’t be shy about asking for examples and references.

5. Get Technical

There are heaps of ways the web can help with your renovation. A simple Google search can show examples of spaces similar to your own, and can provide great background to pass on to contractors. Alternatively, Pinterest, a digital pin-board and photo-sharing website can reveal what others have created and supply inspiration and tips. There are even apps available for smartphones that can help with home renovations. For example, Home Design 3D is a free iPhone app that allows you to create a 3D walkthrough rendering of your space.

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