WHERE TO START WHEN RENOVATING A HOME
So, you’ve decided that it’s time to renovate your home. You’re eager to get going and turn your house into the home of your dreams. But where do you start? There’s so much to think about, so much to consider, what are you going to do first?
Since the conception of home renovations, keen homeowners have often wondered how to even begin a project such as this. Well, like everything, there is a starting point and like some things, it’s not so difficult to get going once you know how and where to start.
START WITH THE ESSENTIALS
This may seem like a broad piece of advice, though it is the best place to start. It is unlikely that if you are considering renovation, there aren’t a few important reasons why. So, what are they?
Let’s begin with the maintenance side of things. This is where you think of all the repairs that need to be made to your home. After all, there’s little point in making a home look amazing if it falters on basic maintenance. Perhaps you have a window that leaks when the rain pours, a squeaking door hinge, cracks in the wall, plumbing issues, a loud boiler and so on. Finding out what needs to be fixed first is a great place to start.
Of course, if you’re having your home renovated, you want to do more than just plug holes and fix cracks. At this stage, you should be asking yourself what led you to the thought of renovation in the first place. For example, a new family who is having another child may have realised that their kitchen space is now simply too small, the bathroom too and the living room.
By focusing on the essentials of your renovation project, you will quickly find out what needs doing and what doesn’t. Now you can begin to plan your renovation more clearly.
FOCUS ON MOST-USED ROOMS
In our homes, we all have those rooms that get used more than the others. In fact, they’re used daily and most of the time, by more than one person. Certain rooms that spring to mind will be the bathrooms and kitchens.
So, it is likely that these rooms are after some TLC because of how often we use them. Even if they aren’t showing much sign of wear and tear, they will likely do so over the years.
It’s also good to look ahead and predict what rooms don’t need so much attention. A popular example would be whether or not you will be expecting the kids to fly the nest soon and leave home. If so, their bedrooms may not need renovating and perhaps you can make a plan for what those empty bedrooms could be turned into!
SPEAK TO A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Once you’ve figured out the above, now is the time to get in touch with a local construction company. Unlike yourself, a construction company will be able to provide professional insight into your project.
You may be concerned about prices and timescales for such a project. This is where a construction company will be able to shed some light. As they work within the industry, they can clue you in on all of the current prices and timelines of similar projects. This leads to you getting an accurate and reliable quote.
We hope this short and sweet guide on where to start with home renovation has helped. As a quality construction company which has worked with many like-minded people, we understand that taking on a renovation project can be a bit like a shot in the dark.
Though working with Bespoke Norfolk Group means that we will be able to light the way, leading you to fall back in love with your home.
Give us a call, email us or fill in one of the contact forms on our website and we’d be happy to tell you more about how we can help you.