Many renovation projects involve multiple steps. Here are 8 steps to consider when remodeling your home.
1. Make a Plan
Assess what you’d like to renovate and set priorities. That includes deciding where to start and making sure you have the time and budget needed to get the work done.
The big decision to make during your planning process is how much are you willing to spend? Once you set a budget and discover your dreams might be bigger than your pocketbook you can always scale back or put off part of the project until another time. Many experts will tell you that you should also plan for a contingency of 10 to 20 percent of your budget to cover any unforeseen discoveries that are made during the renovations.
Work with a living room decorator if you want help decorating. An interior designer can really bring your ideas to life. Hiring a designer is a great idea if you want someone else to shop for things like furniture and accessories. Meet with a few designers to find one that you feel comfortable with. Make sure to get a quote for how much each designer’s services will cost.
Once the drywall is smooth, it’s time to paint your newly blank canvas! Painting is something you can do yourself, but it can also be backbreaking work. In addition, if you want to achieve a clean, flawless paint job without the stress, you’ll want to hire a pro.
5. Small Rooms Don’t Have to Look Small
If you are renovating to make a small house look bigger than an inexpensive and beautiful way of achieving that goal is to use mirrors. It’s an inexpensive technique but it’s used by one of the most famous architects of his time, Sir John Soane, who used mirrors in the breakfast room of his London house.
6. Kitchens and Storage
If you are decorating/renovating your house then you are probably trying to de-clutter and maximize your storage as well. Utilizing your kitchen to its maximum capacity can help you minimize your storage problems. In order to do this on a low budget you can either DIY kitchen cabinets or storages from recycled material at your house, or take advantage of thrift shops in your area.
7. Floor Renovation
If you are on a budget then floor renovation might seem expensive, and if you cannot find a flooring installation under your budget then you should invest in renovating everything else according to your floor design.
8. Natural Light
If possible, when remodeling your house- install large windows. However, you might not have the budget to change your windows, in that case, play around with paint and paint your windows a shade lighter than the rest of the room to maximize the light coming through the windows.