Renovating any part of your home can be daunting, but the excitement and satisfaction you feel when everything’s finished make it all worth it. But before you get to those exciting moments, several things need to be taken care of first.
To make sure the process runs smoothly, here is a checklist to help you best prepare for your upcoming renovation project, from getting organized to developing a budget plan and even understanding what tools and materials you’ll need in advance. We cover these 6 essential steps so that nothing stands in the way of your perfect renovation!
Learn How to Convert
The first thing you will want to do to prepare for a renovation is to learn how to do conversions, ft in cms, for example. If you are doing any part of the renovation yourself or purchasing furniture, you will need to know the two basic systems of measurement; the metric system and the imperial system.
This is especially important if you buy goods from an online store, specifically furniture. For example, you will need to measure the doorways to ensure the furniture fits inside the room. More importantly, you will need to convert the furniture’s dimensions if it isn’t in your system of measurement.
List Your Belongings
The next thing you will need to do to prepare for a renovation is to list your belongings. This doesn’t necessarily mean you are scared that people will be stealing things; it’s mainly for insurance purposes in case something gets broken and you need to claim.
There are, of course, other reasons you should list your belongings. For example, some things might be in the way of the renovation, so you’ll need to figure out a storage solution which requires you to know exactly what you have.
Determine What You are Renovating
One of the most important things you need to do before starting your renovation and to prepare for it is to determine what you are renovating. Of course, deciding what you are renovating begins with understanding why you are renovating.
For example, if you are trying to increase the value of your home, you’ll want to renovate the most important rooms, namely, the bathroom and the kitchen. Once you have determined what you are renovating, you can create a timeline for the renovations.
Decide What Help You’ll Need
Now that you know what you are renovating and why, it is time to decide what help you will need for the renovations. For example, as mentioned above, if you are renovating the bathroom, you will probably enlist the help of a plumber.
If you are renovating the kitchen and adding a few more plug outlets, you will need an electrician. Furthermore, if you are not sure what approach to take for the renovations, you will most likely need a contractor’s help to provide suggestions.
Create a Budget
Another incredibly important thing to do to prepare for a renovation is to create a budget. Of course, if you have determined what you are renovating and you have researched to find the help you will need, you are already halfway there.
There are other costs to consider, however, such as paying for a storage unit for your possessions, paying for the material that will be required, and potentially paying for a hotel to stay at for a few days, and more.
Accept it Will be Chaos
Finally, the last thing you will need to do to prepare for a renovation is to accept that it will be chaotic. Most people have a general idea of how chaotic a renovation can be, but they don’t quite understand how chaotic it is.
If you are prone to stress and enjoy having your personal space, you need to mentally prepare for people being in your house and not having a moment to yourself. Often, this is one of the hardest parts of a renovation for most people.