Renovating a home is just one of those things we all would like to do at some stage I feel. Not everyone is fortunate enough to move into the dream home straight away. The one where you literally just unpack your suitcase, flop on the bed and feel that you have succeeded in life. Doesn’t always work out that way. The truth is the home may be ideal, the interior and the decoration may not. There may be major things to do like adding extensions, changing the layout or even adding rooms making use of loft space or cellars. Or it may be that you just want to decorate and style to your own taste. Whatever the project may be, there are always things to think about and consider. I wanted to share with you what some of them are.
Have a budget
Whether you just want to simply decorate your home or you are taking on a double story extension and changing up your whole home, both ends of the spectrum will cost you in some way. So it is important to ensure that you have a budget in mind for the work you want to complete. This helps you to stay on track with your spending. It might also be a good idea to have some form of contingency fund to ensure that you have spare cash if problems arise. This is probably more to do with bigger jobs as once you get started on something you may unearth hidden issues you didn’t even know were a problem.
Look at all sources for inspiration
So once you know your budget it isn’t quite time to grab the hammer and paintbrush just yet. Do you even know what style and look you are wanting to create. It is important to look online and in stores to gain some inspiration for the end look and how you want the project to be completed. Websites like Instagram are full of home interior accounts where people track their progress or show off their homes. Some of them are absolutely stunning. You may look online at blogs to check out bedroom makeovers, or similar. Heading to stores to look at showrooms is another great way to feel inspired.
If you don’t feel confident get someone in
Often we don’t always have the necessary skills to complete a full job, and while you may be conscious of keeping the costs down, it is always worth acknowledging where your limit is and getting the experts in to give you a helping hand. Companies like The Renovation Company do this sort of thing all the time, and can gladly take over some of the tricky parts of the project or even handle the whole project for you. After all, we want the project to look and feel finished and not just botched together.
Be realistic with timescale and the size of the job
Finally, it is also very important to understand the timescale in which your renovation project is likely to take and to be realistic with delays and weather issues causing problems. Being realistic stops disappointment and also helps you to manage your budget more effectively.
I hope these tips help you on your next renovation project!