October 8, 2021

Steps To Follow When Renovating Your Home

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Renovation is all about change to upgrade. With that in mind, here are some steps you could follow to renovate your house - the right way.

Make a renovation plan
The first thing you should do before starting any renovation project is to make a plan. Look around your house and take note of things that need renovation or repair, including the materials you will use, the cost of renovation, and when you want to finish your project.

Draw a layout plan
Once you have figured out what needs revamping in your house, find some room that can be turned into a workspace for organizing all your building materials. Plan how the different parts will be arranged inside this workspace. You can make use of tools like measuring tape, drill, saw to plan the layout.

Do some research
Before you start renovating your house, do some research on different styles and materials that would fit well with your home. Visit various home renovation stores to see samples of what they offer or do web research for ideas. This will give you ideas and help you design a renovation project that meets your needs.

Do repairs and clean up
Fix any broken or worn out things before starting the renovation process, including damaged tiles, torn curtains, dirty walls etc. Clean the house thoroughly to remove dust and dirt before you begin painting or applying wallpapers. This will create a good impression of a clean home and make it appeal to buyers when selling.

Start from the top
Common renovation projects include roofing, siding, windows or doors, paint/wallpaper, landscaping etc. Begin with those things that give maximum impact like if you want to get rid of popcorn ceilings. In case you have applied for a mortgage for your house, always check with your bank to see if their requirements have changed in the meantime. 

Start small
While planning a renovation project, it's easy to get carried away. Think about all the changes you want to make and divide them into phases. Renovating a house in one go can be very expensive, so it is better to start with an achievable task and finish it before considering another change.

Keep costs at bay
If the renovation requirements of your house keep changing, you might end up overspending on renovation, which will be a significant financial burden on you. Discuss all changes with your family and try to agree on how much work is required and when before starting with the renovations. Have a budget and stick to it while buying supplies and materials.

Make a list of what needs renovation
Keep a checklist before starting renovations, detailing all the changes you want to make, such as repainting walls, replacing fixtures or appliances etc. Also, plan for future repairs or improvements that can be done later down the line. Maintaining your home well will ensure that you do not have to go through a significant renovation project in the near future.

Take your time
Renovating a house is a lot of work and can take up a lot of your time. It is essential to keep safety in mind while doing renovations. Do things step by step, taking care not to rush through the process. This will improve your chances of finishing the job successfully and avoid unnecessary accidents.

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