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How to Prioritize Home Renovations

When you decide to undergo a home renovation, most people want to renovate almost everything. Before you go home renovation crazy establish which projects need to be done first. Your first thought may be that everything needs to be done at the same time but back track and really consider what will be your primary project. 


Before you start any project, clean out everything and anything you can. Purge items that you don’t need or use. If you haven’t used something in the last 2 years it needs to go. Clean everything diligently to ensure a smooth makeover. This will also give yourself a clear outlook on your home.

Dire Need

Before you tackle your kitchen renovation that you’ve been dreaming of updating with stainless steal appliances, granite countertops and a subway tile backsplash, does your roof need to be repaired or do your windows and doors need to be replaced? These are items that need to be put on the top of your list ahead of kitchen and living room remodeling. After you’ve tackled the necessities, plan what can be done next. Home renovations are an exciting process.


Why do you need to remodel your kitchen or living room? What’s the main purpose and motivation behind the remodel and does it need to be done before something else. Think about which rooms are used most or what room you truly need done first. You may have an event coming up where a certain area in your home needs to be completed. Think about your timelines before you get started and keep them in mind throughout the renovation process.


Looking at your budget can be the most discouraging part about a home renovation and how to prioritize which projects. The funds may not be there to undergo certain projects. As mentioned above, set a timeline that you can work towards and treat it as a goal. You’ll achieve your objective in time if you make a realistic plan.

It can be disappointing to wait because of money, but accumulating a lot of debt to do a renovation project will make you feel a lot worse.

Energy Level

Renovations take a lot out of us so make sure when you’re planning your makeover that you’re doing it at a good time in our life. Access the conditions of the renovation on a personal level before you commit to it, especially if you’re doing the job on your own.

If you’re worn out, you need to take that into consideration and give yourself a break. If something dramatic has happened to you or a family member, you need to hold off on the renovation until a better occasion. There will always be time so there’s no need to panic.

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