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How to Start Your Home Renovation

A home renovation project shouldn’t be taken lightly. Yes, it’s exciting, and yes, it can drastically improve your home, but it’s crucial to plan things out as well as you possibly can.

With proper preparation, and a little bit of patience, you can avoid a lot of those headaches, and begin your dream renovation.

If you are still feeling overwhelmed, you can hire a professional to walk you through this process.  WORKS by JD provides full design and project planning services to help you start your project right and keep it on track throughout the renovation.

You know how you want your home renovation to ultimately turn out, but you don’t know where to start. You’re certainly not alone in your uncertainty. Homeowners across the country have big plans for their renovations, but often get slowed down by the details of where to begin.

This problem is easier to solve than you might think. Follow these few steps on how to start your home renovation and you’ll be well on your way to turning your vision into a reality.

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Figure out Your Budget

Before you can really start planning the specifics of what you  will do, you need to figure out what you can afford to do.  Building the jobs Budgeting involves calculating costs for the entire project, and figuring out how you want to allocate your funds.

A crucial part of the budgeting process is figuring out where you want to maximize your value. In other words, what areas are you willing to sacrifice in, and what areas would you rather spend more towards. This will go a long way towards smoothing out the process when it comes time to cement plans with your contractor.

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Write Out Your Plans and Goals

Once you know how much you can spend, and have a solid idea of how to allocate your funds, then it’s time to get specific.

Write out a detailed outline of how you want your entire project to play out. Include timelines, designs, and results that you’re going to want your contractors to strive for. It’s crucial to have your ideas and goals written out clearly, so you can effectively track the process as you work through it.

The devil is in the details.  Every dollar and square foot of the  project should have a clearly defined goal, and a process of how to achieve it.

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Expect Hiccups in your Daily Life

Even the smoothest renovation project will come with interruptions to your daily routine. The first step is to expect these interruptions, the second is to plan for them.

If you have children, it might be helpful to break up your project room by room. Rather than undergoing major renovations all it once, it will probably be less stressful for you and your family to break it down. This way you’ll have your “safe spaces,” where you and your family can be safe from constant renovation work.

Next, you should expect timeline interruptions. Don’t invite guests over on the day your renovation is scheduled to be finished, because there’s a good chance that scheduled end date will change. There is going to be a degree of patience required on your part, but if you can survive the daily hiccups, the payoff will be a satisfying one in the long run.

Planning for a renovation

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