What do you need to know if you plan on renovating your house and transforming it into your dream home? First and foremost, you have to have your future in mind, and think about how well the design of the home fits into your future plans. Take a look at our list below to see what are some of the things you should pay attention to if you’ve decided to renovate a house from scratch and make a home out of it.
The golden rule here is “the more, the merrier”. You are probably renovating a home to make it more suitable for a family, or the person you live with, so extra storage space always comes in handy. Every homeowner knows that the number one priority in most of the rooms is the storage space. That doesn’t mean you’ll have a home full of drawers or cabinets, but you’ll have to find a way to incorporate “hidden” storage space into your room designs. This means you need to make the most out of shelves, the space underneath the bed, and even a storage headboard will sometimes do the trick. Lack of storage space is definitely a nightmare, so you’ll have to think outside the box if you want your home to be functionally beautiful.
Do Your Research
Find the best contractors or do it yourself, the choice is all yours. Either way, you have to spend time, really pay attention to the process and at the end of the day, take part in the process itself. Do your homework and properly research the contractors to make sure that everything runs smoothly. If you want to learn more about building or renovating a house, try enrolling in building and construction courses, which can be a great foundation for your future plans. The more knowledge you have about building and construction, the more free time you’ll have when you start with renovation, because you’ll be prepared in advance and equipped with necessary practical skills. Furthermore, it will be easier for you to keep track of the changes if you hire contractors or make the right moves if you do all the work by yourself.
Neutral is the Way to Go
When it comes to colours, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. If you want to spice it up, you can always opt for colorful accessories that break up the monotony of the room, or add more natural light to open up the space and make it more inviting. If you decide that you want to redecorate again in the future, it will be much easier to paint over the neutral colors in comparison to dark green or red walls. Think and plan ahead. Don’t do anything too risky such as picking out a specific color scheme for your rooms, because it can be a real challenge if you change your mind. Neutral color scheme means that you get to play with vividly colored accessories such as throw pillows, carpets or plant pots. It’s easier to switch one pillow for another, than to paint the entire room.
Stress is Inevitable
Whether you work on your own (with the aid of courses, you can become a building and construction professional), or hire contractors, experiencing a certain amount of stress is considered normal. Renovating your house is a big project and it would be weird if you didn’t get nervous about all the decision-making that awaits you. Luckily, if you have the vision and design in your head it will be easier to choose from different fixture finishes or floor layouts.
Spend Money on Fixtures
Fixtures are worth their weight in gold. Investing in fixtures is definitely a better option than spending money on unnecessary things such as furniture items that are too big or bulky that are only cramping up the room and taking up space. If you’re not sure about where to place the lights, we have a tip for you – around the perimeter of the room is a safe choice. Properly light the room with overhead, accents and task lights.
Home is a place where you actually feel safe and secure, and where you are comfortable enough to be yourself. A pleasant environment abundant with light and neutral colours is the main goal when you start renovating. Would you rather do the work yourself or hire contractors, why and why not? Tell us all about your opinion in the comment section below.