Renovation Checklist: Things To Do Before You Start

Renovation Checklist: Things To Do Before You Start

Renovating your home can be a challenging task, but it’s also an opportunity to add value to your property and create your dream living space. However, before you start knocking down walls or ripping up carpet, take some time to prepare. With advanced planning, you can save time and money, avoid potential problems, and ensure a smooth and successful renovation project. In this post, we’ve put together a handy renovation checklist of things to do before you start.

1. Define Your Goal

Before any renovation can begin, you need to have a clear goal in mind. Whether it’s a kitchen renovation, adding an extra room to your house, or creating an outdoor entertainment area, you should know what you want to achieve. By having a clear objective, you can design and implement a plan more effectively.

2. Create a Budget

Renovations can get expensive quickly, so create a budget before you start. Determine what your overall budget is and break it down into individual tasks, such as plumbing, electrical, and building. Then, stick to it as best you can. Remember to set aside some money for surprises that may come up.

3. Investigate Materials

Knowing what materials you need for your renovation is crucial. You’ll need to investigate and choose materials that are suitable for your project and within your budget. Look for materials that are high in quality and durability, as this can save you money in the long run. Additionally, you’ll want to compare prices from various suppliers to get the best deal.

Go to various shops to look and touch the different materials, and create a pros and cons list to help you make the final decision.

4. Hire a Reliable Contractor

A good contractor can make or break a renovation project. Start by asking friends or family for recommendations, and then look online to discover the contractor’s experience, skills, and reputation. Before hiring a contractor, make sure you see their license and insurance plan.

5. Prepare Your Living Space

Renovations can be messy and disruptive, so you need to prepare your living space ahead of time. Cover your furniture and floors to protect them from dust and debris. Consider packing away fragile items or storing them in a secure room. Also, think about renting a dumpster for your home renovation. It gives the construction crew a place to dump all the old materials and clear your home of debris.

Making sure you take care of these five things on your renovation checklist before starting your project can make a massive difference. Renovations can be stressful and take a lot of time, so make the process as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. Planning and preparation can go a long way in making your renovation project successful.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.