Do you have a home remodel on your To Do List for 2023? It’s exciting to plan a home renovation, but also a huge undertaking. Being prepared is a great idea. First Home Services team has created four questions you should ask yourself before a renovation.
Speak to our Tauranga renovation experts today to start your new year project.
1. What are my renovation plans?
It’s crucial to know what you want from a renovation project, whether you are updating one room or planning a major renovation.
Want to update outdated rooms? You want a home that is more suitable for entertaining. You plan to sell the house shortly after renovations and want to maximize your profit.
When you have a clear vision of the end result, your renovations will be more successful. Make a cup tea, sit down and think about the goals you want to achieve with your renovation.
2. What are my non negotiables?
There are wish lists and non-negotiables when it comes to home improvements. You can put off items on your wish list if their cost is too high. The non-negotiables are those things you will not compromise on.
Does the master bedroom have an en suite? French doors leading to your backyard? A kitchen island benchtop? When you have decided what’s most important to you, make sure that your builder knows.
3. What is my budget amount?
We recommend that you determine how much money you’re willing to spend before starting any home renovations. Budget should include any fees for the architect, interior designer, builder and any other professionals. It also includes any new furniture, appliances and lighting fixtures.
Budgeting can be a difficult part of house renovations in Auckland. You’ll be able to set realistic expectations and rein in unnecessary spending if you plan well at the beginning.
4. What will I do during renovations?
After you have a clear vision of your budget and the scope of the project, you can move onto the practicalities. One important one is the location where you will stay while the renovations are being carried out.
If you can stay at home, it’s worth rearranging rooms and appliances so that there is more space for yourself away from construction. You can avoid living on a construction site by moving out while your home is being renovated. However, this will affect your budget.
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Renovation specialists are passionate about home improvement. Talk to us about your plans for home improvements in 2023.