Tips to manage a home renovation
Renovating your home is an exciting project but it also requires commitment and patience. If you want to achieve the vision then you need to deal with your house being turned upside down so that walls can be broken down and new structures can be built, if that’s the type of work you are looking to have done.
Although this process can be quite stressful, there are ways to manage a renovation so that your life isn’t turned into chaos. Here are a few of our tips.
Be specific with your design and building team
One of the most important steps in transforming your dream into a reality is to make sure that you’re on the same page as your design team and building contractors. Come back to the plans regularly and chat about the materials that are being used. This will prevent disappointment down the line.
Be realistic about your timeline
Having a timeline for your renovation project is a useful guideline but very seldom stuck to. Keep checking in with your renovation team to make sure that they stay on track and be prepared that the timeline will most likely be extended. You should factor this into your budget and home setup. Speaking of budget...
Keep an eye on your budget
It’s easy to get carried away when buying furniture, choosing decor and paying contractors. You may find that your budget inflates as your timeline extends and new ideas are added to the mix. Often, self-discipline needs to be exercised if you want to stick to a budget.
Protect your belongings
During the renovation, you can expect people coming and going through the house and a lot of dust and debris building up around the home. Be prepared to move your valuable belongings to a safe and secure space to prevent them from being damaged during renovation. One option is to lock them up in a room that isn’t being renovated. Another option is to rent a clean and convenient self storage unit on a flexible lease.
Book accommodation away from home
Renovating a single room can be bearable, but renovating the whole home can become quite distracting and chaotic, especially if you’re working from home. Consider booking accommodation away from your home so that you can carry on your normal day in a clean and calm environment.
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