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5 Useful Tips for Major Home Renovation Projects

Renovating your home is one of the more exciting tasks one can put on their to-do list. However, it can still be incredibly overwhelming and cause a lot of stress!

 

However, if you’re well prepared and have a solid plan in place, you’re less likely to feel like you’re in over your head and be able to cope with everything going on. If you’re feeling daunted by the journey that lies ahead, here are a few tips for how you can make the process a little easier and more seamless.


5 Useful Tips for Major Home Renovation Projects


Plan Thoroughly and Set a Realistic Budget

 

One of the biggest headaches when it comes to a home reno is the cost. Renovation projects can end up being incredibly expensive, and more often than not they run over budget.

 

However, this is often down to poor planning and a lack of setting a proper budget in the first place! Make sure you set your goals and align your finances accordingly, always including a buffer for unexpected expenses and setbacks. Make sure to also use a reliable app or budgeting software to help you stay on track.

 

Take Advantage of Tech

 

Nowadays, technology exists to help us in just about every aspect of life, including how we design and take care of our homes!

 

From project management software and budgeting apps to hardware and other tools that can assist in your project, make sure you’re leveraging what’s available to you. For example, some companies make use of commercial drones for site surveys and inspections as well as ensuring safety on the site. Some other examples include 3D printing for testing designs and smart home tech for energy efficiency!

 

Hire Reputable Contractors

 

Another important consideration is who you decide to work with. The designers, developers, and builders you hire to work on your home will be the ultimate deciding factor in the outcome of the project.

 

Make sure to do thorough research on the options available to you. Ask for recommendations from the community and people you trust, read reviews, look at portfolios, and ask any prospective hires about their qualifications and experience.

 

5 Useful Tips for Major Home Renovation Projects


Expect the Unexpected

 

Home renovation projects are infamous for never ever going as planned. The best you can do to navigate an issue like this is to simply expect for something to go wrong.

 

While planning and budgeting and scheduling everything very carefully is still important and will certainly help you keep your head on your neck, you won’t be able to prevent every little mishap or setback. Instead, leave some wiggle room in your budget and be as flexible as you can with your time (and your patience).

 

Stay Involved and Informed

 

Finally, try to stay actively involved in the project as far as you possibly can. Visit the site, stay in regular contact with the contractors, and make sure you’re keeping an eye on things throughout the process.

 

This way, you’ll be able to identify anything you’re not happy with early on and you can take charge easily if and when things go awry!


 

Jenny Kakoudakis

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched the award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.


Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.


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