So you want to renovate your home, you have some ideas but you are really not sure where to start? Here are a couple of considerations that will help you begin.
1. What rooms do you want renovated?
Keep in mind that when undertaking a renovation, other rooms may look dated if they are not also renovated. A good builder requires a specific set of skills to successfully meld an existing building with the new – make sure you talk through your initial ideas with a Renovation Specialist so you know what the options are.
2. How much can you realistically afford to spend?
Know your budget from the start. Remember to factor in things such as alternative accommodation if you need to move out for a couple of months. Make sure any estimates you receive are highly detailed and not unrealistically low.
3. How will you use each room that you are renovating?
Are the living spaces shared and will they be used for entertaining guests? Do you need to accommodate a family? All of these considerations will alter the function of the room and how it needs to be designed.
4. What is your style?
It helps to have some pictures of styles that you like, be it contemporary, traditional or even a mix. Places like Houzz or home magazines are good places to start and often can give you a firm idea of the colour scheme you like, ie neutral or warm etc.
5. What Storage do you need?
Often overlooked, it is really important to know how this fits in to a new renovation. Not just for linen and crockery but clever solutions for appliances and making use of unused space. There are some really clever solutions out there and its worth investigating before you commit to a design plan.
6. Are there any types of materials you love?
When planning your benchtops, floors, doors and wall finishes – these things come in a variety of materials. Do you like stone or laminate benchtops? Would you prefer hardwood or engineered timber floors? Gloss or matte finishes? A renovation specialist will be able to give you information and also advise you on the different maintenance requirements of each option.
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