Things to Think about when Planning a Home Renovation
Like every big project, though, a home renovation takes plenty of planning to ensure it runs smoothly from start to finish. You’ll want to have a good idea of timelines, where you money is going, and what to expect at every stage.
Luckily, that’s where our Flexi team can help. We’ve put together some of the top things to consider when planning a home renovation, to take some of the stress away from your next project.
1. Work Towards a Goal
The first thing to do with any kind of home renovation (be it kitchen renovations, laundry renovations, new wardrobes … the list goes on) is to consider the end goal you’re working towards. Things like:
- Creating a better flow in the kitchen and living space
- Adding more family space in the home with a home theatre
- Improving storage with custom wardrobes
- Updating the home’s aesthetic through new designs or materials
So, what’s your goal – and how can you best achieve it? By being clear about what you want from the get-go, you can help to streamline your objectives and decisions along the way.
2. Do your Research
Just as important as having an end goal in mind is to have an understanding of current design trends and materials. These can also include sustainable options that can provide your home with greater energy efficiency.
Whether you visit display homes, head online to view design blogs, or pop into our Flexi showrooms in Joondalup and Myaree, there are plenty of ways to get inspiration.
Make sure to check out some of our latest home renovation projects in Floreat, Dalkeith, Subiaco, Balcatta and Rivervale, too. Our online gallery also shows some of our home cinema transformations, custom kitchen renovations and wardrobe storage solutions.
3. Set a Budget
Creating a budget on Excel (or through free budgeting apps) can help you to get an idea of your spending up-front, while helping you to stay on track of your expenses. It’s very important to be realistic about what you can and can’t afford, while giving yourself a buffer in case of any unseen issues.
4. Invest in Quality Materials
Investing in quality materials, fixtures and finishes can significantly increase the longevity and quality of your home renovation project. This is especially important in rooms such as kitchens and wardrobes, which have to withstand a lot of daily use and various functionalities.
5. Consider Future Needs
While it’s vital to consider the goals of your home renovation project, it’s equally as important to think about how those changes will influence the future needs of your home. Are you looking to add to your family? Wanting to work from home more? Planning on making the home a truly forever home? Design with these thoughts in mind to help make sure you tick the right boxes.
Plan Ahead with Confidence
At Flexi, we’re here to help you get your home renovation ideas out of your head and into reality. We have years of experience in transforming homes across Perth’s northern suburbs and Perth’s southern suburbs, with customised solutions that go the extra mile in quality and functionality.