Tired of the same look? Still have that green shag pile rug in the living room? The time for change is now! Renovations are a great way to add value to your home and create a welcoming new environment – one that’s only ‘vintage’ if you’ve intentionally made it that way! Whether it’s an entire makeover or just a few touch-ups, here are some helpful tips to take the stress out of renovating.
This is the most crucial stage when starting any home renovation. This stage should be as detailed as possible to make sure the most value is added to your property efficiently. Have you accounted for council permits? For larger extensions, your plans may have to meet certain regulation standards and you may require a permit. Speak to your local council about any regulations and permits before going ahead with any renovations. Take your time during the planning stage to make sure all the details are covered to ensure your renovations run smoothly.
If you’ve been watching renovating shows on TV, you may want to do everything yourself to save a bit of money. However, hiring a professional can be safer and more cost-effective in the long run. If your renovations need to meet certain regulations, speak to a trusted professional. They’ll likely have many years of experience that will cut down the time and stress of doing the job yourself. It is especially never recommended to do your own heating, electrical or plumbing work. Be safe and hire a professional for these jobs.
Budgeting is crucial when it comes to planning renovations. This important step will quickly identify how much it will cost to achieve your dream plans. Budgeting will also show where you may have to use substitutions or where you can spend a little extra to make your dreams a reality. Your budget should be as detailed as possible, from how much to spend on a new kitchen bench, to professional hire, to new sliding brackets. Where possible, speak to a professional carpet manufacturer, such as Stainmaster, to ask for advice about achieving your ideal look for the best price.In doing so, you may even discover new ideas that bring your renovation to life. Working from a detailed budget will allow you to easily track the progress of your renovations without breaking the bank.
Be Realistic and Consider Your Options
Having the latest trend may not necessarily mean adding the greatest value to your home. Before adding a high priced item that could blow your budget, ask yourself some questions:
- Does it achieve the look I want?
- Does it fit the budget?
- What value will it add to the property?
- Is it functional in the space?
These are just a few questions to ask before purchasing the latest trends. Make your own list of questions, depending on your budget and plan, to keep you on track and ensure you get the most out of your renovations at the best price.
Once your renovations are complete, it’s time to pop the champagne and soak up your hard work! Do you have any more tips on taking the stress out of renovating? Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned renovator, share your tricks of the trade below!