When it comes to DIY in the home, there is certainly a lot to consider, especially when you’re planning on completing renovation work. Doing a renovation can not only take up a lot of time it can also leave your home feeling untidy and unorganised. This is why it’s important to carefully think about and plan in details when it comes to renovating your home. Whether you want to maximise the space in your forever home or you are trying to add value to your home renovation is a great way to improve your home.
Have a look below at some of the essential areas you should be thinking about when renovating your home:
What You Want To Achieve
A renovation project isn’t going to work if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to achieve from it. Are you looking to create more space, have an opening living space, add an extra bedroom, update the kitchen and bathroom or are you looking to start with small jobs such as repainting, deep cleaning or wallpapering? There are numerous different ways you can renovate your home, both small and larger jobs that suit all kinds of budgets. What’s important is what you want to get from doing it. You should have a think about what will benefit you the most. So, if you have a growing family you could look to converting the loft space and creating an extra room instead of moving. If you are looking to add value to your home so you can climb the property ladder then it’s a good idea to do some research about the current wants and needs of potential buyers. Some of these might include:
- New or Updated Kitchen
- New or Updated Bathroom
- Tidy Gardens
- New or Well Maintained Windows and Doors
- Open Living Space
- Conservatory or Orangery
When it comes to renovating your home you are going to need a fair few building supplies in order to complete the work. Whether you are doing the project yourself or hiring the help of a professional it’s a good idea to have look at building products online before you get started Once you have a list of the jobs that need to be completed you can create a list of items you will need in order to do the task at hand. Each job is likely to need different tools and equipment so its best to research online beforehand to find out exactly what you need to get the work completed quickly and correctly. If you need to use large tools that are expensive to purchase it could be a good idea to hire them instead of buying unless you are going to have a use for them in the future. If you do decide to use a professional service you may find that they have their own tools, so you won’t need to supply these.
The funds that you’re going to need will be dependant on the size of the project you’re completing. Converting loft space is going to cost a lot more than just freshening up the paintwork around the house so it’s a good idea to bear this in mind when thinking about your budget. Have a think about how much each project is likely to cost you, get several quotes for larger projects and then sit down and work out your budget. It may be that you need to prioritise and come to a compromise over which projects get completed first, often people chose to complete just one large project a year and then fill their time with small tasks like painting and deep cleaning.
You need to think about how you’re going to fund the work being carried out in your home. Sre you planning on getting a loan? Saving the money or paying for it in instalments? Either way is going to get the work completed it’s just a case of figuring out which way is best for you. Some people need to save in order to complete renovation projects becasue their credit rating is a little on the low side and therefore they are unable to attain the credit they need, if this applies to you then it’s wise to start putting a plan into place to help increase your credit score, you’re able to see this online for free. There is plenty of sites that allow you to view and monitor your score for free, where they also offer to coach to help you improve on your score.
These are just a few things that you should should be thinking about when completing a renovation project in your home. Do you have anything else that should be included on this list?