Home organization: planning your home renovations

November 23, 2022

Planning your home renovations can be an exciting experience. There are so many different things you can do to update or change the look of your home. Instead of diving head-first into a renovation project and coming out the other side with unexpected costs and changes, it’s best to plan ahead. These home renovation tips will help you get started.

Set a budget

While there are no set formulas for calculating home renovation costs, you should have a general idea of the expenses associated with your project. This will help you decide which renovations make the most sense financially. That said, unexpected costs are always a possibility. No matter how careful you are with your budget, some unforeseen expenses may pop up during renovation. If you set a reasonable budget, you can more easily handle unexpected costs without digging yourself into too much debt. You can also take steps to reduce renovation expenses by shopping around for best deals. Ask contractors for estimates on the work they plan to do and compare these to what others charge for the same service. You can also ask friends and family for recommendations on local contractors who offer reliable service at a reasonable price.

Get multiple quotes

Before you get too deep into the planning stage, you should get multiple quotes on the renovations. You can also use this opportunity to get recommendations from contractors. Let them know what you want to do, and ask for suggestions on materials. This can help you narrow down the renovation options. Some estimates may be higher than others. But an idea of what contractors will charge can help you find the balance between cost and quality. 

Determine where you will live during this time

If you are planning renovations to one of your bedrooms, for example, consider living in another room for a portion of the renovation. This can help you minimize your home’s disruption and make it easier to get contractors in to do the work. If you’re planning renovations to your kitchen, consider moving out temporarily unless you have the space to move your kitchen appliances to another room. There will be a lot of disruption and dust, and it will likely be easier for your family to adjust if you’re not living there.

Will you need additional storage space?

When the work starts, you must ensure everything is removed from the area to allow the construction crew to get on with their work. To do this, you will need to redistribute your belongings to other home areas to keep them safe and avoid damage. Rearranging your home can free up some space, as can decluttering to make more room. However, many people use storage units to house their belongings during this time. If you choose this option, make sure you know the size you need and the type of features you want. Checking if the size of a 10×20 unit is big enough, for example, can help determine what you will be storing there.

When it comes to home renovations, less is often more. That doesn’t mean you should skimp on quality, but choosing functional and visually appealing renovations is essential. If you make the right decisions, your renovations will be helpful for the years to come. If you’re planning renovations to your home, it’s essential to take the time and make sure you’re making the right decisions. 


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