How to Plan a Home RenovationThere are many reasons why you might be considering renovating your home. Perhaps you’ve just bought a new home and want to give it a new look. Or perhaps you’ve been living in the same home for many years and feel that it’s time for a refresh. Whatever the case, planning a home renovation is no small task, and there are many important factors you will need to consider, as well as decisions you will need to make that will have a lasting impact on your home’s features and appearance. In this post, we examine some of the important steps to take when planning a home renovation.

1. Definе Your Goals

Many homeowners approach their home renovations without a clear goal in mind and this can sometimes result in the end result being disjointed. Before planning any specific changes to your home, start by setting a clear goal for your renovation, whether it be to update the style of your home, improve its functionality, or a combination of different goals.

2. Set a Budget

Setting a budget is also important if you don’t want to break the bank. Renovations can be expensive, and the costs can quickly pile up if you’re not careful. For the best results, research the average costs of various home improvements and set a specific budget for each aspect of your home’s renovation.

3. Gather Inspiration

If you’re unsure about how you want your newly renovated home to look, it can also be helpful for you to do some research and gather inspiration from various sources. Consider browsing furniture showrooms and looking at interior design magazines or other publications to get inspiration.

4. Hire Professionals

When it comes to actually planning and carrying out the renovation, it is important for you to engage professional builders and contractors. Unless you have the skills and expertise, a professional will probably be able to achieve a better result in terms of the quality of the final builds. When choosing between different contractors and professionals, it can also be a good idea to check their references and portfolios to find the best fit for you and your home.

5. Prepare Your Home

Another important aspect of home renovations that many homeowners often overlook is home preparation. Most renovations tend to be complex and messy processes that may require you to find alternative living arrangements for the time being. Even if the renovations are minor, you’ll also want to move your items and furniture away from areas that are being renovated to protect them from accidental damage.

Let Us Help You Plan Your Renovation

Australian Heritage Homes is the number one provider of home design and building services in Melbourne, and our expert home builders have years of experience. If you’re unfamiliar with the ins and outs of home renovations, we’d be happy to walk you through each step of the process. To find out more about our services and how we can help, contact us today!