Preparing for your Home Renovation
However big or small your renovation project, there are a few things you should think about before you get started. This will help to take away some of the stress, and allow you to focus on the finished product.
Without further ado, here are our top tips for preparing for your home renovation.
Get Ready for a Little Disruption
No matter how well planned your home renovation project is, there will still be some disruptions to your everyday life. Things will get a little noisy and dusty, so make sure you’re ready for that.
Cover any nearby surfaces in drop sheets or plastic, or store anything you don’t need safely away in another room until the renovation work is complete. It’s also helpful to vacuum and dust your home regularly during the renovation.
Clear Out your Home
Goodbye, clutter! When you’re preparing your room(s) for renovation, make sure to set aside some time to de-clutter. This is a great time for you to get rid of any furniture, knick-knacks or other items that are taking up space. Open up your wardrobes and cupboards and be ruthless.
Head to Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace to sell, organise a garage sale or head to your local suburb Buy Nothing page on Facebook to give away any unwanted items. You can also donate goods to family or friends, or take things to your local op shop. If you’re looking to throw lots of things away, consider using your tip passes or hiring a skip to make things easier.
For kitchen renovations, home theatres, dressing rooms, bathroom projects or anything else that can cause big changes in your home, it pays to plan ahead. For a kitchen renovation, consider batch cooking meals beforehand, so that you can quickly defrost and reheat them in the microwave as you go. If your parents or friends live nearby, consider asking them if you can go there for dinner one night. That way, you won’t have to worry about the dishes! Also, don’t forget how good your barbeque is to help get you through this this period.
Finally, if you have pets, make sure you create a safe space for them away from the noise and disruption.
Invest in Quality Fixtures and Materials
It’s important to do your homework before your home renovation to see how you can add long-term value through quality fixtures and materials. These include the appliances, benchtops and splashbacks for kitchen renovations, drawers, flooring and accessories for a walk-in closet, and everything in between.
Though it’s important not to overcapitalise on your investment (make sure to keep a budget tracker handy), it’s equally important not to cut corners during the design phase. For ideas on current trends and looks, head to the Flexi showroom, or visit local display homes in your area.
Once you’re confident that you’ve got your ideas and organisation under control, it’s time to make your home renovation happen! As the experts in home transformations across the Perth northern suburbs, Joondalup, Myaree, Fremantle and beyond, our Flexi team is here to help you get started.