Anyone with a renovation dream knows there is a lot to navigate. From the very start of the project when an idea is just beginning to the day the work commences, there will be a marathon to run, to say the least. This guide has some crucial considerations for those people who are planning a domestic renovation so their project can stay on the right track.
Be Brutally Honest About Your Financial Limitations
If you haven’t already figured out a budget, this is a top priority. An honest look at how much money you have for the project, as well as what you may bring in along the way and a projection of potential costs are the three big steps to plan out.
Make a Preliminary Plan
Next, you will be better able to make a preliminary plan. When you have a sense of what things will cost, it is possible to be realistic about what you can do with the space. For example, are you wanting to build an extension or focus on interior redefinition? Will there be any additional plumbing needs?
You Will Then Need a Survey
These plans will determine the level of survey you will require. Restructuring plans will always need at least a measured building survey so you have an insight into the blueprint of the property and which walls can’t be moved and so on. A measured building survey will also enable you to prepare for any roadblocks that may come along and adjust your plans accordingly.
Finalise the Blueprints
Post-survey, you can work with the results to finalise a blueprint for your renovation goal. This will guide you as you move through the various tasks and demands. It will represent what you want to see when the work is complete.
Make a Project Timeline
Creating a timeline is non-negotiable. It is vital to know when you need job A finished so that job B can commence. Without some sense of how time will move along, it will be impossible to stay on task and keep the renovation flowing smoothly. Accept that there will be setbacks along the way and try to keep a flexible mindset in light of this.
Source Reliable Contractors
Reliable contractors are everywhere, but you have to know how to find them. Embrace the process of checking reviews and listening to word-of-mouth recommendations, and always browse through social media too to see the full picture of what a company has to offer. It will become apparent pretty quickly if someone is a scammer or does not honour their professional commitments.
Prepare for Setbacks
Finally, find peace in knowing that renovations are stressful. While this may seem like a juxtaposition, accepting that there will be things you can’t control and heightened tension if you plan on living in the space being renovated will help you recognise negative feelings and work through them in the context of what’s going on.
There are lots of crucial considerations for a domestic renovation project. Everything from budgeting to timelines has to be carefully planned out, and making peace with the fact there will be stress along the way will all help too.