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What Goes Into A Complete Home Renovation?

A complete home renovation can be a daunting task, but with the right planning and preparation, it can be a smooth and rewarding process.
No matter how big or small the renovation project is, there are a few key things that you need to make sure of before starting your home renovation. In this post, we’ll explore some of the most important aspects of a complete home renovation.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when undertaking your complete home renovation:

Architects
If you’re planning on making major changes to the layout or structural elements of your home, it’s important to consult with an architect. They will be able to advise you on the best way to achieve your desired results while ensuring that the changes meet all relevant building codes.
Architects are skilled in both design and construction, ensuring that your project is structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing. If you plan on adding an addition, modifying the layout of your rooms, or making any other significant changes to your home, it’s essential you consult with a skilled architect.

Renovation Budget
Renovating your home can be an exciting project, but it’s critical to have a realistic budget in mind before getting started. This will ensure that you don’t overspend or end up with an unfinished project. Work with your architect to draft up a detailed budget for your project and make room for any surprise expenses.

Map out all of the costs associated with your project. This might include permits, materials and labor. By establishing a realistic budget, including all the later alterations and additions in Singapore, you can make sure that your home renovation project stays on track and doesn’t end up costing any more than you can afford.

Screen Shot 2022 08 03 at 1.14.59 PMContractors
Once you have your budget and plans in place, it’s time to start finding contractors to do the work. It’s important to get quotes from multiple contractors in your area so that you can compare prices, quality and services. Be sure to also look out for the proper licenses, along with recommendations and reviews before hiring anyone.
Contractors provide the skilled labour needed to complete the project. Much like an architect, they can provide valuable insights on materials and methods for your project. Taking the time to find the right contractor will ensure that your renovation project is completed as intended.

Materials
Another important consideration for your renovation is the materials you’ll use. This includes everything from flooring and fixtures to painting and cabinetry. The type of material you choose will have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your renovation, as well as its durability.
Say you wanted to add a wraparound deck immediately outside the living room. It would give you a functional outdoor living area. If you love to entertain, it can serve as an extension of your living room and allow guests to enjoy the view of your expansive backyard. It will also be a good spot to read and eat when you’re not expecting company.

Wood would be the main material you use to construct your deck. You can choose from a handful of hardwood varieties, but you’ll want to look for a type that’s both pest- and rot-resistant. Cedar would make a great choice for flooring and pressure-treated lumber for the structural part of the deck. Finally, you can add hog wire-constructed fence panels to serve as safety railings.

By choosing the right materials, you can ensure that your renovation will not only be aesthetically pleasing but also successfully endure your lifestyle and home dynamic.
Screen Shot 2022 08 03 at 1.15.09 PMTimelines
One of the most important aspects of any renovation project is setting a realistic timeline. This will ensure that your project stays on track and is completed on time. Work with your architect to develop a detailed timeline for each renovation project.
Planning ahead and setting a realistic timeline, ensures that your home renovation project will go smoothly from start to finish, the first time.

Your Completed Dream Home
 There is a lot that goes into a complete home renovation. It’s important to be prepared for all the work that will need to be done and all the decisions that will need to be made. By planning ahead and doing your research, you can ensure your renovation goes as smoothly as possible. Are you planning your home renovation anytime soon?

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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