How To Plan a Successful Small Renovation Project
How can you keep your small home renovation project from causing you undue stress? The answer is in the planning.
We’re here to share a few helpful tips to help you get your renovation project off the ground in the easiest possible way.
Set Out Some Realistic Goals
First things first. What are you hoping to get out of your home renovation project? This could include:
- Increasing the value of your property
- Improving the overall functionality of your home
- Making your home more suited to your current and future needs
If you’re looking to add value, it helps to understand how the local property market is performing. Speak to real estate agents in your area to find out more about selling prices, and how much value you can expect. As for functionality and space, be sure to consider ‘must have’ and ‘nice to have’ goals to support your needs.
At Flexi, we understand there’s a lot to consider when it comes to kitchen renovations, home office designs, study nooks, dressing room interiors, home theatres and more. You may also want to consider painting specific areas of your home as it can refresh the space, improve aesthetics, increase value, and offer customization and protection. That’s why we offer a free one-hour design consultation, to help bring your ideas to life.
Be Honest About Your Budget
When it comes to budget, organisation is key. Make sure you have a clear idea of what’s covered in your home renovation costs, with all quotes in writing. Set out a budget for materials, labour and sundry expenses (such as added taxes or emergency funds) and keep track of your spending through spreadsheets or other budget trackers.
It also helps to consider the potential value you will be adding to your home through your renovation project, which can be handy if you’re looking to borrow money from your bank.
Pick a Design Style
Are you a fan of traditional kitchens, or are modern trends more your style? When it comes to wardrobes and wardrobe storage solutions, do you like to keep things casual, or prefer to go all out with a modern dressing room with mirrored wardrobe doors? Do you want to create a full-on cinema experience with a custom home theatre builder, or just a cosy space for your family to get together? Do you prefer study nooks or custom home offices?
Whatever you’re looking for, it helps to pick a design style and theme before you begin. Our Flexi team will work with you to choose the fixtures and finishes that will complement the aesthetic you’re after. That way, you can be sure your new additions feel right at home from the start.
A home renovation is a big decision, so be sure to do your homework. Head out to local home opens, browse Pinterest for design ideas, or click through your favourite home design blogs to see what the current trends and possibilities are. This can be anything from whole home designs down to specific entertainment unit cabinetry ideas.
For even more inspiration, you can head to the Flexi gallery, with plenty of kitchen renovations, walk in wardrobes and built in wardrobes, home office designs, home theatres and entertainment units for you to view.
Consult the Experts
At Flexi, we’re always ready to help you create beautifully functional kitchens, wardrobes, home theatres, laundries and home offices. With our award-winning service and support, plus expert project management that gives you ultimate peace of mind, we’re here to make your home renovation project easy. From functional sliding wardrobe doors to the best kitchens Perth has to offer, we’ve got you covered.
To find out more, or to book a free one hour design consultation, contact our friendly team today.