How to Plan a Big Renovating Project
Big renovation projects are great ways to invest in your home and to, of course, make any property you buy feel like your dream home.
18:18 01 July 2021
The biggest projects you can invest in are kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, extensions, and structural changes (for example, making your property open plan). What your property needs will depend on the space, your lifestyle, and how your family will grow.
You will always want to wait for a while before investing in a big-budget renovation. Waiting will help you save up, it will help you learn the suppliers, contractors, and options available to you, and it will also help you understand your renovating priorities. Once you do that, you can use this guide to plan your renovation project:
Hire Rubbish Removal from the Start
If there is a lot of material to be removed, then a skip isn’t going to be enough. Instead, you may find it easier to simply load up all that you need to be removed to one space, like the yard, and then hire professional rubbish removal to come and collect, sort, and recycle it for you. By having someone else load up your rubbish, you can spend far less time with waste management and more with gutting your home to prep it for renovation.
Learn What You Can Do Yourself
There are some things that you can do and should do yourself when it comes to renovating. For example, with new floorboards, it can be very simple to install hardwood in your home. You may even find it possible to tile your walls and floors, and other spaces in your home, thanks to online guides. However, you will need experts when it comes to installing the actual shower, sink, and toilet.
Generally speaking, you will not be able to work on anything that involves the structure, the electricals, or the plumbing. Everything else that is cosmetic, however, is a free game. Do try to practice beforehand – after all, there is nothing bad that can happen if you don’t tile correctly, but you will have to live with those design details.
Have a Clear Design Idea
Before you look to hire experts to handle what you cannot, you will want to have a clear design mock-up for them. Then, if you can, also have the products that you want to be installed ready and even purchased. This way, they don’t have to spend time (and your money) sourcing these items on your behalf.
Hire People You Can Trust
It can be tempting to hire the cheapest contractor, but what you actually need is the most trustworthy. It takes a lot of time and effort to find and collect trustworthy subcontractors, and that is what you are looking for. If you can find someone who can manage the project from start to finish perfectly, then you won’t have to spend money later down the line fixing their mistakes.
Keeping to a Schedule
There will be wiggle room when it comes to managing a project like a renovation, both with experts and with yourselves. So long as you keep to the schedule, you can make ongoing progress and see your project come to life.