A renovation is like giving a new life to your house. It is also a way to turn your house into your dream home. Over the years, we change – our preferences in food, clothing, TV programs and books become different. Age matures you and during the process of changing, most people are not lucky enough to change their house accordingly.
That’s why an in-depth renovation is important after at least every five or ten years. If you are renovating a home then congratulations first of all, because not too many folks get to do that. Secondly, you won’t be renovating it again for a long time so make sure you commit fewer mistakes during the renovation journey.
Ideally, you should hire a renovation consultant to help you out. If you are on your own then it is fine too, just be aware of following issues;
Do it for yourself
You are renovating the house to reflect changes, alteration, and growth in your personality. So always keep that in mind. Rather than worrying about the aesthetics and accepted house norms, it is important you satisfy yourself.
Most people go by the book to not affect the sale of the house in future but what they fail to understand is that there are many other folks who will appreciate their sense of styling the house.
When renovating a home, the renovation is often spread across the house. There are certain elements in every part of the house that needs update and replacement. Plan on the paper is very important here. You must map out every little corner in the house and your proposed solution for it.
Once you have the master plan, you will better understand the budgeting and financial requirement, time limits and deadlines, and the priorities of different aspects of the renovation. Also, the master plan will help you to conduct the renovation in different phases to save time and money.
Budget cuts are important as long as they don’t ruin the end product
You should save money wherever you can but don’t stress on cutting the budget as it will affect the end result of the renovation. For instance, if you cut money on the wood for cabinets and bought a cheaper quality, the compromise will come back to bite you in a year or so.
Taking out money to fix the problems that occurred because of your poor judgment is the worst prospect for anyone.
If you want to buy more bed sheet sets
We have already talked about the master plan – laying out everything on paper that you have in mind for renovation. However, don’t suppress or overestimate yourself. Let’s suppose you are habitual of changing bed sheets quickly in your room or you always go for dramatic bed sheets in your personal bedroom. Now if you renovate your room into a colorful mess and expect yourself to go light on bed sheets, in term of colors, is a bit of wishful thinking.
So, when it comes to renovating a home, always plan and execute as per your current habits and likings.