A home renovation is a massive undertaking and can take a lot out of us. Though it can be a substantial project, the end result is our creative vision is brought to life. Avoid the stress with these five tips.
Do Your Research
When you decide to do a home renewal, you’ll want to do an abundance of research. From looking online for inspiration to asking around and exploring contractors, you need to do as much research as humanly possible.
In addition to looking online, ask friends and family how their past renovations have gone. Most people have stories that they enjoy sharing to steer their loved ones away from certain materials or steer them towards particular contractors or services.
Budget Time and Money
Before you start any work on your home you want to create a budget. When you do so, allocate a portion of money for unexpected problems that could arise. Experts recommend that you should have 10%-20% of your budget allotted for wiggle room.
If you’ve decided to tackle the renovation yourself, you want to avoid losing motivation. Budget your time as well as your money so you don’t over exhaust yourself. The worst thing that could happen during a DIY home makeover is losing drive and stopping ¾ of the way through.
Renovate for the Future
Home décor trends are great inspiration for your home renovation project but plan for the future when designing your vision. Keep your taste classic and sophisticated and think if you’ll like the design in the future and if potential homebuyers down the road will think so too.
Consult with a designer and chat with contractors about style and functionality. Renovating for the future will provide you with little to no stress down the road and you’ll love your space that much more upon completion.
Have Fun with It
Losing a kitchen may seem the last thing from fun but make the most of the situation. In the winter it can be a hassle using your BBQ, so bring out your crockpot for some delicious meals that take little to no time to prep. Cozy up with your family in the basement while you munch on your crockpot delight and play board games. Don’t let the stress of losing the efficiency of your kitchen cramp your style, your dream vision will be alive soon enough.
Cope with the Mess
During a revamp, your house is going to be a disaster. There will be dust, dirt, copious amounts of people and more dust. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that this is all a part of the journey to your dream home. Be prepared to wear your shoes inside and think about what will need to be cleaned up once the renovation is complete. Consider hiring a cleaning service to do a thorough job dusting and whipping down every nook and cranny.