Tips for a Successful Home Renovation

One time or another, you might need to change the appearance of some or all aspects of your home. It can be fun for you if you take the right approach. Like virtually any project, there are certain attributes that you may want to incorporate. Here are a few tips on how you can get the ball rolling.


This is, undoubtedly, the most important step in the home improvement initiative. We shall summaries this section with some of the questions you need to answer:

What kind of changes do you have in mind? Write them down and sketch them, or get a professional to do that for you. That might cost you a little bit, but if you have a 3D guru in your family, you’re in luck.

Looking at what you desire to change, how much are you willing to spend? Have a definite figure in mind.

How long would you like to have the changes completed? Can you stagger the changes such that they can be done in phases? This is done in consideration of the complexity of the renovation, finances, convenience in terms of disruption and security. If you stagger the renovations, you might be able to live in the house as the renovation is going on. If the project is one huge intrusive home improvement process, you may want to rent storage to put away your possessions.

How much is it actually going to cost? If you have the design in mind, you may want to request for estimates from competing home improvement providers. The good thing is that some of them provide free estimates that can help you align your budget with implementation.

Pre-Implementation Checklist

This is a simple list that depicts the preparations you need to make before you begin the full renovation process:

  • Approved Design (Vendor, local regulation authorities, you)
  • Schedule of the work till completion
  • Convenience Checklist
  • A place to stay when they start painting or finishing (Avoiding the Smell) or any other disruptive process
  • A place to store your stuff should the home improvement process be extensive (A rented storage or a friend’s garage)
  • Security and Safety measures – Renovations open up your home to many vulnerabilities-ensure that your security and fire systems have the least downtime. Your home improvement service providers can provide you with options for securing the work area from possible compromise or safety issues.


Now comes the fun part.

Some home improvement service providers can provide conditional participation in the renovation process, so try and have fun while learning a thing or two. Some home renovations are simple enough to be done off a DIY book, or through the help of your neighbor.

This is critical. Inspect the work. Read up on what to expect from a qualitative home improvement process, and what to expect when the finished product is commissioned. Your nephew’s 3D rendition of the renovation can come in handy at this stage.

Document the Process. Be as detailed as possible, though it does not have to be labored. Accurate records can help when you re-evaluate the value of your property for one reason or the other.


Plan Well. Postulate all possible scenarios, read up on similar renovations, get advice from Jack, your neighbor, have your nephew whiff up a 3D rendition of the completed renovation.

Stay true to your budget. Spend what you can afford.

Follow the Schedule, whether staggered or full speed

Store away your possessions if the process is expected to be intrusive. You can stay with a friend or at a hotel till the noise, dust, and smell go away.

Ensure that you abide by regulation guidelines. Ensure the process is safe and secure.