What You Should Consider Before Renovating Your Home
Many homeowners across the North East either consider renovating their home or carry out a full home renovation. Quite often many of them reach the end of the renovation process and have fallen at a few hurdles because there were a number of things they didn’t know before they started. It is also advised that you put together a plan of what needs carrying out and any deadlines you have for contractors.
Without the correct preparation, there can be many disappointing aspects along the way as you are not starting this process with a clean slate. You already have the foundations, its building on them to create your dream property.
Creating A Realistic Timeline
If your renovation takes longer than expected, you will be disappointed as it will cost you more money and more frustration. Removing existing elements from your property such as stud walls, kitchen or bathroom units can take a few hours, yet locating new appliances to replace the ones you have removed could take weeks if not months for them to be designed manufactured, delivered, and installed. Therefore, speak with your contractors and team to set a realistic timeframe and budget.
Expect the Unexpected
Within every home there are always going to be a few surprises and hidden elements that you weren’t aware of. It could be something like a builder saying that your floor is uneven or there is a pipe that can’t be moved. The older the property is the more you need to be preparade for the unexpected. To prepare for things like this, allow extra time for the work to be carried out and keep in contact with your team as they will be able to tell you if things are being slowed down.
Be Confident With Your Design
As soon as you start the process of renovating your property, meet with your interior designer, collaborate on ideas and look at inspiration of what you like and what you don’t. Knowing what direction you would like to go in with your design will allow your interior designer to know exactly what route you would like to go down and what your vision is.
The Arcadia Builders team are friendly, professional and experts when it comes to building. Our services include kitchens, renovations, new builds, extensions, garden rooms and conversions. Call 01748529800 or visit: www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk