What Should I Start Planning For Renovation?

05 Oct 2022

Renovating a home isn’t an easy project. It’s an investment, so you’ll want to ensure that you’re investing wisely. You want to make sure you get the most out of your renovation, without making a big financial mistake. You should be thinking about how to remodel or renovate your house long before you actually get to the point where you want to do the project. There are lots of different aspects to consider, such as cost, feasibility, and whether you actually need to do the project at all. Whether you’re looking to create a luxurious master bedroom suite, a bright and airy living space, or a kitchen fit for entertaining, we’ve got you a step by step guide.

Start With The Design And Scope Of Work

Starting with the end in mind is the first step in planning your makeover. You must first decide on the design of your home in order to have the end result in mind. Are modern, contemporary, Scandinavian, minimalist, industrial, or Asian designs what you’re after? Your home’s finer elements and the extent of the work needed will be guided by the general design idea. 

You must select if your remodeling will be done in stages or all at once in terms of the scope of work. For instance, if money is tight, you might want to start with the most fundamental renovations first, including the kitchen, bathroom, built-in cabinets, and flooring. The second phase of renovation is then continued as soon as your finances allow. The decision to renovate in stages may also be a result of a lack of clarity regarding the type of remodeling you ultimately want.

Plan And Budget

The price of renovations might range from $20k to $80k, depending on how extravagant you want to be. Therefore, it’s crucial that you create a budget before moving on to the real renovation procedures. 

Every room in the house will typically cost you roughly $10,000 to refurbish. This will serve as a quick estimation of the amount of money you will require for renovations. For instance, the average cost of a 4-room apartment is roughly $40,000. Additionally, you’ll need to set aside an emergency renovation fund in case something happens that causes your budget to overspend.

You can also consider getting a renovation loan if you’re a homeowner without enough cash on hand. Do check with your bank to see how much they are willing to grant you for a remodeling loan and how much it will cost. Make sure the renovation loan is within your means before accepting it. Avoid taking on too much debt or using too much leverage in order to improve your property and suffering later.

Choose Between Contractor And Interior Designer

There are two methods you might use for renovation. You have two options: either hire a contractor to renovate various areas of your house for you, or go with an interior designer who will serve as your sole point of contact for the duration of the renovation. Both of them have advantages and disadvantages. 

Whichever one you decide on, you will need to hire one of them to complete your refurbishment on your behalf. You can look through some of the top-ranked interior designer companies to find the ideal interior designer to hire. They are ranked using algorithms, which determine their rankings based on our Rating Index. To help you narrow down the ideal interior designer for your property. 

If you decide to hire contractors and manage them yourself, be aware that there may be additional fees that are not disclosed up front. The scope of the job, the warranty, the change demand clause, the completion and payment schedule, as well as a list of any subcontractors engaged, are all crucial components of your contract with the contractor.

Plan The Renovation Timeline

Your renovation is almost set to begin. Planning the timeframe for your remodeling is the only thing holding you back. You must have a plan in place before you begin any project, as with any other. If not, you are only putting yourself in a position to fail and experience delays. Therefore, you must arrange with your interior designer or contractor to determine where and how each component of the restoration work will fit in before you ever begin any renovation work.

For instance, the electrical work and fundamental home basics like flooring must be completed first. If they are not laid down first, you will have a lot of hassles to deal with. You must thus schedule the renovation work for the ensuing one to two months and determine how each component of the schedule will fit into the overall remodeling plan.

Materials Shopping

Another thing you should do before your restoration work begins is to make sure your interior designer or contractor has all the tools they need to get started. This is particularly true if the material or appliance must be placed concurrently with the remodeling project. 

For instance, you cannot install your home’s flooring without first purchasing the tiles. The same is true for electrical devices, such as an electrical hob, which must be fitted alongside kitchen carpentry. Even though they may seem absurd, they can occur if you don’t plan well, especially if you don’t have an interior designer nearby to serve as a reminder of these things. To lower the possibility of problems or delays, you should schedule your purchasing along with the timeline for your renovation. You are now prepared to begin your renovation project.

Monitor Renovation Progress

When your renovation work begins, the planning doesn’t end immediately. You will need to keep track of the development of your renovation work as it moves along. 

You may occasionally need to conduct routine interior designer and contractor checks to make sure that your renovation projects keep moving forward without running into any serious surprises. And even if there are any hiccups (which is occasionally unavoidable), you can handle them quickly before they get out of hand. This is especially true if you don’t hire an interior designer to oversee the renovation projects for you. Homeowners who believe that renovations should go smoothly frequently overlook this stage.

Home Setup

The planning phase of your refurbishment is almost complete. Being near to the finish line, however, does not constitute crossing it. Your post-renovation house setting is the final set of issues that you must consider. 

The dust (and occasionally trash) that your contractors left behind will need to be cleaned up by homeowners who hired contractors. If you hired an interior designer, you are considerably luckier because they will take care of the loose ends. Along with the filth and trash, you also need to set up the Wi-Fi and arrange your furniture in your house. If you hired an interior designer in the first place, they should take care of this aspect as well, but if not, you will have to manage the post-renovation setup yourself. 

Planning the appropriate delivery date for your furniture and Wi-Fi will be necessary to ensure a seamless transition into your newly remodeled house.

Final Check

Make a run-through, paying attention to features like power points and hinge swing, and be sure to draw attention to any issues that need to be fixed. You need to pay attention to details. Draw attention to the features on the piece of paper. Then, you need to focus on the colors. You can make a color scheme or you can use a palette that has been pre-made. Next, pay attention to the lights and the shadows. It’s important to add contrast and highlights to the picture. You need to make sure that your picture is well balanced.

We make use of 3D rendering and animation

Elpis Interior offers full service, providing complete interior design from concept to completion. We work with clients in any stages, and have provided services to private and commercial sectors. At Elpis Interior we’re all about helping you visualize your space before it’s built, saving you money and time. We make use of 3D rendering and animation to show you exactly how your space will look, before it’s even built. Get your real renovation plan with our animation and 3D visualization by contacting us here.


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