If you want your home to feel more comfortable and look more beautiful, renovation is the solution. To have a successful home renovation, you should plan ahead of time. Paying attention to details is going to help you make sensible decisions and stay within a budget. Here are steps you should follow when planning a home renovation:
Hire a Designer
You can hire a professional designer to help you sift through the particulars you would like in renovation results. Your designer will let you know if they are feasible in budget and space parameters. They’ll help you to refine your desires, thoughts and dreams into a firm, actionable plan.
If you want to renovate your home economically, it’s essential that you decide your total expenditure limit or requirements. It’s important to keep in mind that in budgeting you can’t overestimate your budget, you should keep your budget underestimated. Set your budget based on credit or money that’s attainable. Discuss with your financial institution thoroughly regarding any home improvement loans to make sure you are able to pay back the money.
Create Your Desired Plan
Your designer can not only help you choose the best colours, designs, textures and organise your thoughts, but they are also experts when it comes to putting those plans on paper. They will ensure that you have your home renovation project neatly laid out for you to show potential contractors.
Look for the Right Contractor
Find a registered, reputable contractor. Make sure they are qualified for the job by looking at the previous projects they have done and by asking some of their recent clients if they were satisfied with their work.
Window Shop for Materials
You should do window shopping before your renovation project. You will be able to see the current trends in tile, carpeting, cabinet hardware, door knobs, plumbing fixture, lighting fixtures, decor, furnishings and much more. After getting this information, you can create a list of the items you would like and give your contractor. This can be helpful if these items need to be ordered in advance. Also, don’t forget to include floor protection sheets in your list.
Classy and expansive surface materials need special protection against damages and scratch. During your renovation project, portable equipment’s will be moved on your floor: this can end up causing damage to your floor. Floor protection sheets have high performance cushioned multi-layers, which will provide effective protection against scratches.
Contact the planning officer at your local authority to let you know whether you need a permit, listed building consent or building regulations’ approval. Also, check if the Party Wall Act is going to affect your work if you are doing renovations near the boundary. Before your project starts, ensure all the paperwork needed is in order. If they are not, you could end up being subject to penalties and fines.
Sign a Construction Contract
Once you have decided on your contractor and agreed on the timeframe, budget and plans, get everything in writing. Never head into a home renovation without having material and labour costs tied down. Your contract must include all the design plans. This includes major works and finishing touches.