This is an article that I wrote for our blog last spring. We recently renovated our great lakes home, and my purpose was to share some of the details of our process with you. We hope you find it interesting and helpful.
The best part about a home renovation is the opportunity to create a space that feels like you’re in the middle of a work project. There’s no way you can prepare a room before you move in. You can only really see what you’ve done. In a remodel, you can also discover new features like exposed brick on the ceiling with a wooden floor and new appliances.
A remodel is basically a big open space where you plan to do a lot of work. This is why we love remodeling, because it seems like it must be a never-ending project and you never really get to see the end result. We try to take our time with our remodels and we never feel rushed. In fact, we feel like we have to get in every damn thing. We really don’t have time for a trip to the store.
The best home renovation projects are ones that are built around you. It helps to have a well-thought-out plan before starting a project, because you’ll be able to see what things you’ll be doing and the direction they’re going in. As for a DIY project, the first step is to have a budget to work out how much you can afford. Second, you can actually get started quickly.
In order to do a great home renovation, youll first have to have a budget. Some budgets are much smaller than others, so it helps to have a general idea of how much you can afford. However, when it comes to DIY projects, you should start out with a general idea of the scope of work you want to do. For example, if you want to put in new hardwood floors, then you’d want to know how much you can afford.
To make things easier, we’ve put together a handy checklist of what you’ll need to know before you start any projects.
The first thing that you need to do is budget the space you have. It sounds like a no-brainer, but many people overlook this point because they think they can do it in their next $5K renovation.
No its not that easy. You can’t really over do the amount of work you want to do, because the budget you set won’t allow for it. As you can see a budget is simply a way to indicate how much space you have and what you want to spend on it. A budget allows you to set an example for how you work and how you think, and it gives you a basis for comparison.
In order to make the most of your budget you need to know the difference between “budget” and “amount” of work you want to do. The budget you set will say what you want to spend on each room. The amount you set is simply a way to give your budget a rough idea of how much space you really need. This is because you dont “want to” spend that much money.
What you set is, at best, an estimate of how much you can actually spend and, at worst, a guidepost for what you can spend. In the end you have to make decisions based on your budget, and if you want to do something a certain amount of the time, there are ways to do that without spending a lot of money.