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How to Successfully Plan Your Renovation

How to Successfully Plan Your Renovation

Renovating your home is an exciting time, but it can also be a daunting one. Planning is vital. Great renovations begin with a clear vision, and a carefully crafted design plan. If you find the thought of creating a plan intimidating, you are not alone. The good news is that at Accent Renovations we are invested with all of the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to make your renovation ideal a reality. Here are 5 questions we believe you should ask yourself to ensure you are properly prepared for your renovation.

WHAT DO I WANT?

It’s an easy question, but careful planning means you know exactly what you want. Home renovations can cover a lot of things, from bathroom and kitchen remodeling to building a new deck or patio. We can execute any and all of these projects, but it’s up to you to define your needs. Ask yourself what your most important reasons are for renovating your home. What problem are you trying to solve? Is it to increase the value of your home in preparation for a sale? Is it to expand the house because a new addition to your family is on the way? Is it to upgrade an old kitchen? Do you need a new bathroom? When you can clearly articulate your reasons, we can direct our resources to achieving those goals.

WHAT ARE MY DESIGN PLANS?

Once you’ve figured out what you need to include in your home renovation project, the next step is to design plans that will guide construction. You may already have a unique vision of what you want your finished space to look like, you may have drawn up designs, it is likely that you will need to expand on those designs in order to draw up plans and move the project forward. This is where interior design & project management come into play. We work in close partnership with an interior design firm that specialises in combining design with renovation project management to deliver superior results. In conclusion it’s important to work with a designer before any construction begins because having a plan will save you time and money in the end.

WHO IS MY CONTRACTOR?

No matter the size of your home renovations project, it is vital to hire a professional, experienced and reliable contractor. Regardless of the type of work involved in your project, you need to make sure that any contractor you hire has the necessary skill and experience to do the job right. Professional contractors run their businesses properly, have a track record of satisfied customers and will provide you with customer references upon request. We have the expertise to do the job right and the industry connections and trade partners to save you time and money. We care about each and every one of our clients and are singularly dedicated to making your project a reality. We speak the language of construction, understand the processes involved, are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and have the knowledge to take care of all the important details for you. So let us shoulder the burden of your renovation.

WHAT IS MY BUDGET?

Having an open and honest discussion about your budget with us is key to a successful renovation. Your budget determines the extent of the changes that we can undertake and what areas to prioritise. Once the scope of your project is clear, we can give you a detailed estimate of all the work required to complete your home renovation. You need to know what you’re comfortable spending before you start.

WHAT IS MY TIMELINE?

Most people generally have a timeline in mind before they start a project. For some it’s Christmas or a birthday party or a family gathering. For others it’s just ‘as soon as possible!’ Be warned, however, that it is not a good idea to go into a renovation project with a high-pressure deadline. Unexpected surprises can and do occur, however much we plan against them. In the end you want the job done right.

The secret to a successful renovation project lies in careful planning combined with a thorough understanding of what you want to achieve. We’re here to help. Call us today to learn more!

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