If you have recently decided to take the plunge and embark upon a big home renovation project, congratulations. This is an exciting time for you and whomever you share your home with.
Renovations give you the chance to wipe the slate clean in terms of layout, design and style, presenting the perfect opportunity to shape your dream home. Of course, the process is not without its challenges, but lucky for you, we’ve done a few renovations in our time and we’re happy to share a few words of warning and wisdom.
Planning is everything
Getting out your sledgehammer and hacking into that annoying wall that’s been sticking out in your kitchen for the past two years might be tempting. However, you’ll soon discover that a messy spread of wall debris has no business in the place where culinary magic happens. And you might even discover that the wall actually was there for a reason, which you would know if you’d spoken to a professional.
Whether you’re renovating your kitchen, bathroom or laundry, or replacing old carpets with beautiful new timber flooring, to avoid any messy mishaps, do make sure you plan your renovation down to the very last detail by engaging with an expert.
A mature palette
Once you’ve figured out which elements of your home you’re going to dismantle, it’s important to put some forethought into what exactly you are going to replace them with. The colour scheme and materials will be a very important part of this decision – and they will continue to be important for years to come. To get the most out of your renovation, ensure that these decisions are based on a true fondness rather than a flippant fad.
Build your dream
Professional planning and a well-considered new design are two necessary ingredients for a smooth renovation. Of course, the actual process of transforming plans and ideas into material reality is just as important. In our expert opinion, we think that DIY renovation jobs are a recipe for disaster – or at least a recipe for a job that could have been done better! Make sure that when it’s time to start work on your home, you can fully trust the team you have chosen.
We know that your home renovation is of the utmost importance. After all, home is where the heart is. Follow our advice and you’re sure to avoid being left with a broken home or a broken heart.
Of course, for a renovation that is expertly planned, designed and executed, your best bet is to go with smarterBATHROOMS+. Give us a call today on 1300 662 838 to request a free in-home consultation.