Research is the first step in any home renovation. This involves planning, preparation and proposals. These are all essential early tasks to complete, before any physical changes take place. By leading with these processes, you’ll typically maximise your situation and your budget, and avoid common pitfalls and mistakes.
Exploring your options
Undertaking a project to restore, redecorate, revamp or revive where you live is an exciting prospect. It can feel quite overwhelming too, however, so getting professionals involved at the outset will help you feel confident that you’re making the most of the opportunity to overhaul your property. They can explain what’s possible and what isn’t, and provide ideas and inspiration.
In the opening research and planning phase, key aspects to consider include:
- Budget. This will determine the scope of works that are possible.
- Goals. What do you want to achieve: more space, repurposing of rooms, additiona light, reinstating original features, repair work, updating specific areas?
- Timeframe. When do you want the work to be completed, how long are you prepared to wait for the work to start, what is your length of project limit, are you flexible?
- Practicalities. Do you need to apply for planning permission, will you need to move out when the work is carried out, how do you want it to be project managed?
Key support at the beginning
Of course, you will be having conversations with the people who share your home in terms of what you all want to achieve. You might also find it useful to speak with friends, family and neighbours who have undertaken renovations, to learn from their experiences (and any mistakes!) – they will be full of advice.
A professional viewpoint is of particular help at this first moment. A construction company that offers a full service can assist with various aspects in these early stages, including drawing up plans, considering feasibility, putting in place a timeline, and managing the flow of workers and contractors at each stage.
Here at Fittra Construction we can help you make that initial move to start the renovating process. Contact us now to arrange a free consultation.