Renovation is an activity full of satisfaction if approached in the right way. What could be nicer than renovating a house according to your tastes and wishes? Renovation, however, is not easy: there are many technical elements to evaluate, estimates to compare, and bureaucratic aspects to know and respect.
Here are some tips to take into serious consideration before starting a renovation, especially if it’s the first time: they could be very useful to avoid bad surprises and have a final result up to expectations.
1 – Set a precise budget
Getting greedy from designer furniture, from a valuable piece of furniture, or even from a latest-generation device is very easy. The risk, if you postpone the purchase of furniture later, is to spend much more than you could. It is better to do the accounts in advance, both for the actual work and for the furniture.
2 – Avoid shredded quotes
Being faced with an incredibly cheap budget when it comes to home renovation should always give rise to reflection. Low-cost price often corresponds to low-cost materials and expertise. Moral: don’t let price alone guide you. Always take into account the experience and professionalism of the company to which you are about to entrust the work. Be careful to approximate or incomplete estimates: the unexpected minimum, in addition to lengthening the time, would raise – and not a little – the final cost.
3 – Think about tomorrow
Do you dream of having a child, maybe within a couple of years? If you are about to renovate the house, keep it in mind and plan a room that could be easily converted without masonry work in the child’s bedroom. In this way, you will avoid having to put your bank account back in the bank for a second renovation in a few years.
4 – Design spaces already furnished
The first thought behind a renovation should be, simplify the process of work, the design of the interior design. Is there furniture of a certain shape that you would absolutely want to buy? Or a kitchen, with a particular arrangement, which you do not want to give up? Start from these assumptions before designing the division of spaces. In other words: start from your aesthetic and functional desires, and based on these you decide the technical aspects.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.