Renovating your home can be a tough task, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right guidance, you’ll be surprised how quickly you can get the job done.
By taking the time to plan and prepare for your home renovation project, you’ll be able to ensure a successful outcome.
To get you started, we’ve put together a checklist of the essential steps to take when planning and starting your renovation project.
You’ll need to develop a clear plan. Before you even begin thinking about materials, budgets, and timelines, you need to decide what the end goal is and how to get there. Consider what is the must have and the nice to have. Look for inspiration and put together a list of items you were talking and thinking about. That list can include fittings, floor covering, type of doors, hardware, finishes, heating, special insulation, future proofing, maintenance requirements etc’.
Conveying these will help with making sure the design and the outcome match your expectations.
Once you’ve got a vision, you can move on to the next step.
Preparing a budget
Whether you are going to finance the project using your own funds or by getting a loan, deciding how much you are prepared to spend and how much you can borrow will help with making sure the project and the budgets are better matched.
When it comes to renovations, it’s always better to include a reasonable contingency budget buffer to cover any surprises down the line.
Working with the Right People
Unless you decide to do the work yourself, you will need to get professional advice and engage professionals to help you get the project moving forward. To best protect your investment, consider working with someone experienced in all aspects of the project. Someone that can offer design services and that can also provide accurate cost estimates on the overall project. This will help making sure the plans and the budget are well matched.
Keep in mind that hiring experienced and qualified tradespeople will likely be more expensive but can save you money in the long run.
You’ll want to ensure that you have the necessary permits and approval from the local council. This step may vary depending on your location, and you’ll want to double-check with your local council to make sure that you’re following the right steps and regulations.
If you are working with the right business, they should be able to guide you through this. After you’ve got all the formalities out of the way, it’s time to get to work. Depending on the size of the project, you may want to break it down into smaller stages to make it more manageable.
At Quality Construction, we believe that we are the right people for you! Get in touch with our friendly staff here to find out how our team of professionals can assist you with your next home renovations.