Carrying out a home renovation is an expensive and long process, naturally making it a stressful process too. Fortunately, I have created this blog to act as the ultimate guide to achieving a stress-free home renovation.
Whether you’re just getting started or you’re already in the process of renovating your home but find yourself overwhelmed, this blog will provide you with the right advice to fit your situation.
Plan ahead of time
When it comes to planning your home renovation you have to be meticulous. Planning it around your family’s schedule will ensure as little disruption as possible is caused. Create a calendar that includes expected end dates for certain projects, when builders are in etc so everyone knows what happening and when.
Not only will this allow you to stay on top of when things are happening but it will also allow you to plan things accordingly. For example, you may want to go out on the days that the builders are in to give them the space they need.
As we all know, sometimes things don’t work out the way we plan so it’s best to prepare for these things. When planning your home renovation, give yourself a little more time for tasks you think may need it. Doing this will ensure you’re prepared for any setbacks that may happen.
Make smaller design decisions beforehand
Although you’ll have a vision for what you would like your home to look like by the end of your renovation, make sure you don’t miss out the smaller details such as decor items and furnishings as these can be easy to forget. Accounting for the smaller details will ensure you won’t have more work to do once the renovation is finished.
Investing in a storage unit is a great way to be able to purchase and store all the decor items you’ll need for your newly renovated house so don’t have to worry about them once the main design it’s finished.
Declutter your home before the work begins
Before all the construction and re-decorating begins, clear out all the items you don’t need to avoid cluttering your home once it’s been renovated. When clearing out your home, be brutal with yourself as not all the items you have will tie in with your new home aesthetic.
In order to clear out your home as easily as possible, I would suggest hiring a skip. This will ensure you will have somewhere to dispose of the waste properly and efficiently without having to make multiple trips to the tip. When hiring a skip it’s important to know what can go in a skip as you may have to separate some items first.
Have your long term plans in mind before renovating your home
Before you make any big decisions in regard to your home renovation, make sure you are thinking about how it will affect you in the future. As renovating your home is an investment, you don’t want to make a decision that could negatively impact you later on.
For example, let’s say you live in a house with just your partner and therefore don’t need that much storage space. Planning a house renovation based on your current living situation may affect your plans for the future. If you wanted to have children later on, this is something you would need to bear in mind as you’ll need enough space for when that day arrives.
Set a clear budget to stick to
One of the biggest aspects of a home renovation is the cost, therefore it’s essential to set a realistic budget that you can stick to. Set yourself your ideal budget for your renovation, have this in mind when talking to contractors and builders so you can find someone within your price range. You will also be able to have everything priced before you commit to anything so you can stick within your budget.
I would also suggest having an emergency money pot to fall back on if needed, but make sure you’re only using it in cases where it’s essential. This will ensure you won’t face any monetary setbacks if you’re faced with problems you didn’t already know of.
Time to start your stress-free home renovation
Now that I have shared my tips on how to carry out a stress-free home renovation, it’s time for you to apply these tips to your situation. Whatever stage you’re at in regard to your renovation, I guarantee at least one of my tips will work for you.
My top tip to take away would be to remember to make sure you have everything planned out including any setbacks that might happen so you aren’t faced with any unwanted surprises. As well as this, clear out your home of any unwanted items before you start the process as this will make it a lot easier.