Making Your House a Home: 5 Steps to a Successful House Renovation

Making your House a Home: 5 Steps to a Successful House Renovation

Spring cleaning got you in the mood to get going with your house renovation project? Summer’s the perfect time to renovate your home, and careful planning is key to make sure every element of your renovation lives up to your expectations – and will help you enjoy the process too. So what should you take into account before you dive into your home renovating dreams? 

Get planning as soon as possible

If your house renovation’s been in the back of your mind for a while, it’s understandable that you want to get going as soon as possible. Before you get fully stuck in, however, it’s a good idea to get everything down on paper. As well as making sure you’ve got a checklist to refer back to at each stage, taking some time to plan every element of your renovation will help you slot everything together. Setting out a timeframe and goals to reach during your house renovation will also make your whole project feel more achievable, getting you excited about the changes you’ll be making to your home, too. 

Making your House a Home: 5 Steps to a Successful House Renovation

Setting a realistic budget 

Whether you’re planning a full-scale do-over for your whole home, or you’re slowly making your space your own room by room, it’s easy to go overboard. No matter how grand your ambitions for your house renovation, setting a budget – and sticking to it – will make sure you’ve got a clear idea from the beginning about the improvements you can make. There’s nothing worse than having to abandon your renovation project halfway through thanks to poor planning. Sticking to a clear budget from the start will help you reach your house renovation goals exactly when you plan to.

Consider short term storage

When you’ve lived in the same house for a long time, the belongings and memories that make your house your home might lead to some extra clutter in your loft and spare bedrooms. While your house renovation is an incredibly exciting time, you don’t want to be worried about the potential damage your possessions might face, especially when they have sentimental value attached. One way to get around this problem is to place your possessions in short term storage while your house renovation is taking place. Monitored 24/7 by CCTV, and climate controlled to ensure your belongings are returned to you in exactly the same condition you left them in, short term storage units give you the peace of mind that you can get stuck into your house renovation without fear of any damage. 

Check your planning permission 

Been dreaming of a kitchen extension, or thinking of building a summer house in your garden as part of your house renovation? Before you let your house renovation dreams run away with you, make sure to apply for planning permission with your local council to make sure you’ve definitely got the go-ahead. While you’re sorting through your legal documents, you might want to consider taking out home insurance, too. Drawing up home insurance to keep your possessions safe while they’re in transit with the help of a trusted removals and storage provider means you’ll have the confidence to begin your house renovation worry-free.  

Making your House a Home: 5 Steps to a Successful House Renovation

Seek out a top tradesmen 

Once you’ve got all the planning for your renovation underway, it’ll be time to look into the tradesmen and contractors you’ll need to help you get the job done to the highest possible standard. No matter how much of a renovating connoisseur you are, completing your house renovation with the help of trusted experts in their fields will ensure you go through a house renovation process that you can enjoy. Enlisting the help of builders, roofers, removals teams will give you a different perspective on the potential of your home during your house renovation; once you feel comfortable in the expertise and knowledge of the most trusted contractors, you might begin to see your house renovation in a new light. 

Can’t wait to get started with your own renovation? No matter what stage of the renovating process you’re at, our friendly team will be on hand to offer their recommendations, support and expertise. Give us a call to find out more about how we can help make your house renovation dreams a reality.

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