Thinking About Renovating? Let’s Start at the Very Beginning…
Are you sitting on your couch dreaming of family theatre nights? Are you lying in your bath looking at your drab tiles and wishing for a double shower? Are you standing at your outdated kitchen bench craving a fresh lift? Well, we challenge you to procrastinate no longer and start that home renovation that you’ve been thinking about for so long!BUT FIRST…. YOU NEED TO HAVE A PLAN Before you jump in hammers blazing, you need to have a vision. If you don’t, it’s like going to a tattoo studio, spending a fortune, living through a world of pain and ending up with a tattoo of fluffy bunnies and flowers when instead you wanted dragons and skulls.
- Make a list of what things are driving you crazy about your room/ house.
- Picture what kind of room/ home you would want to accomplish if money were no object.
- Consider your needs. How you currently use the space and how you live from day to day.
- Think about what would make your life easier and what would make you happy?
- How do you want to feel about your room(s) after your renovation is finished?
- Outline the number, ages, and relationships of the people who will be sharing it. Who will benefit most from your reno?
- Make a list of essential features that you want your space to have.
- Let your imagination run wild and jot down anything and everything that you want your dream home to look like.
|Bohemian||Rustic||Shabby Chic||Hollywood Glam|
|Coastal/ Hamptons||Mid-Century Modern||Nautical||Farmhouse|
- Create headings for each of the main spaces you want to renovate. You can even create a board for EACH of these areas.
- Think carefully about the homes you daydream about. What is it about the way they look that appeals to you? Get a sense of the materials and styles you prefer.
- Collect images of these homes that inspire you and the style that you want to achieve – Collect no more than 10 pictures. Make a collage with all the photos.
- Add supporting words that depict the goals you want to achieve and how you want to feel in that new space. E.g. Spacious, Modern, Calm, Relaxed
- Put your vision board somewhere that you can see it every day. Put it in the space that you want to change. Example next to the sink in your bathroom so you can look at it whilst brushing your teeth. Take a few moments to imagine your vision board every day
Andy is the Director and Registered Builder for Perway Construction Services. He commenced his career in the construction industry almost 20 years ago as a Carpenter. He offers clients his specialized advice and knowledge on their project, what’s best for their long term return on investment and how to achieve their home renovation dreams. He leads his team of tradespeople to complete successful, quality home renovations.