If you’re looking to renovate your house, you’ve probably already discovered that it’s not always easy to envision what the space could look like. If you’ve got a great vision in your head, then good for you! But if not, don’t despair because we’ve got some tips and tricks that will help get your brain started on the right track.
Talk to an architect
If you’re looking to get a clear renovating vision, one of the best ways to do it is to talk to an architect. A good architect can help guide you through all the decisions that come with renovating and give opinions on what will work best for your house. They’ll also be able to advise on materials, finishes, colours and fixtures so that your renovation won’t end up costing more than necessary or look like something out of a bad 90s home renovation show.
Set a budget
If you’re not sure where to start, it can be beneficial to set a budget. If you don’t set one ahead of time, it could be easy for your renovation costs to spiral out of control. By determining how much money you want to invest in your project before starting, you can make sure that the finished result will meet your needs and expectations.
There are many factors that should go into creating a realistic budget: deciding how much is reasonable for each room; considering the number of rooms being renovated; calculating labour costs; considering how much materials cost; and more.
Make a list of what you want changed
The first thing you need to do is make a list of everything you want changed. Don’t worry about how much it will cost or how long it will take—just make the list. Don’t worry about what other people might think, either; just put down everything that comes to mind in the moment. Later on, you can sort through and prioritise your ideas based on their feasibility and cost.
Go on Pinterest
Pinterest is a great place to get ideas for your renovating project. You can find inspiration by searching for images of rooms or houses that have the style you’re looking for, or by seeing what others have done in similar spaces:
When you’ve found an image that inspires you, click it to see who posted it and pin it to one of your Pinterest boards. This way, when you’re ready to start planning out your own dream space (or even if you never will), all the information is there with links back to where the photo came from so that if any questions arise later on, they can easily be answered. It’s also nice because then if someone else wants help finding something specific in their home renovation project they can get ideas from yours!
Come up with a plan for each room in the house
- Planning is a crucial step to ensure you get the results you want. You need to know what your vision for each room is in order to create a plan for how you’re going to get there.
- There are many different aspects that should be considered when planning a renovation, including:
- What do I want from this room?
- What do I need from this room?
- How much money do I have available for renovations?
- How much time can I dedicate to the renovation process each week or month?
Think about any DIYs that could help you save money
If you’re on a budget and looking to save money, a DIY project is the perfect solution. You can build your confidence, learn new skills and meet new people—all while saving cash. And since there are so many DIY videos online these days, it’s never been easier to get started with a do-it-yourself renovation. Or grab my eBook!
Decide how much you can do on your own and how much will require professional help
Make a list of what you want to do yourself and what will require professional help. Consider the following:
What do you want to do yourself?
What can’t you do yourself?
How much time and money can you afford to spend on hiring contractors or other professionals?
What kind of professional help are you looking for?
If your project sounds like it might be too big for one person or just too much work, consider hiring a team of professionals with different skillsets. For example, if there are things in the house that need repainting but no structural damage was done during the storm, hire painters instead of architects or contractors who specialise in repairing damaged houses from natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes.
The process of renovating a home should be fun and exciting. You’re going to spend a lot of time and money on this project, so it’s important to make sure that you get it right. The best way to do this is by taking the time now to plan out what you want your new space to look like and how much work will be involved in getting there. It may seem overwhelming at first, but once you start talking with an architect about your ideas for the house (and finding inspiration from others on Pinterest or other websites), things will fall into place.