Tips before you start renovating
Renovating a home, when done correctly, is an exciting and rewarding experience. Not only do you get to stay in the neighborhood you love, but you are able to ultimately live in your dream home – one that meets your life stage and lifestyle.
So if you’re considering renovating your home, it’s important to take note of the following:
- Plan, plan and plan!
Often when you make the decision to renovate, you want to see results quickly but it is important to invest time in planning as the more you plan the better your end result will be.
As part of that, you firmly need to establish what type of renovation you’d like to ensure that it matches the sort of lifestyle you like to live. For example, if your focus is entertaining, you could consider a resort-style or open plan arrangement so that there are multiple areas for all members of the family to enjoy. If you want to make the most of your outdoors and create a light and bright environment, consider bi-fold doors and raked ceilings that flow from the main living areas all the way to the outside.
There are so many ideas online, in national or local magazines and lifestyle renovation shows that are great sources of inspiration when researching to renovate your home.
- Renovate with the entire family in mind
It’s important to create zones for every member of the family and to agree on a design that can evolve and grow with your family, as your and their needs change. This is increasingly important given the growing trend of so many children opting to stay at home longer.
Remember too that just as much as families like to spend time together, they also value their time apart, so creating areas for privacy and relaxation is very important. More and more the trend is for parent’s retreats with a large master suite, generous walk-in robe and luxury ensuite. Conversely, theatre rooms and activity rooms that are nestled within the children’s wing are also popular.
- Consider your fixtures, fittings and materials carefully
Quality fixtures, fittings and materials that make an impact not only look great but add value. The choice is as wide as your imagination and there are some great products out there so take the time to explore the options and choose what works for you. Stone bench tops, glass splashbacks and cedar lined alfresco kitchens areas are just some of the popular choices right now.
Before you renovate, consider the finish you want to achieve and how that fits in with the style of your home.
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