The first and foremost step for house renovation is definitely planning but it should be very practical. Honestly, if you do not want to run out of time and budget at the end then you really need to come out of your perfect and ideal plan. Additionally, think practically for how things are going to work.
Keep Cushion for Every Step
House renovation is something a very huge project. It is usually planned in a decade or after five or six years so. Of course, you need a wise plan to get started. Another important thing with a wise plan is keeping a cushion for every step in your plan to make it really practical. Obviously, it really does not matter if you are doing it for the first time or no because there are always some hidden surprises which you do not consider in your plan. You should be ready for those surprises in advance so that you do not exceed your planned timeline.
Ask your family or friends for some suggestions as they might come up with a better plan than yours but do it earlier than you’re planning. Or if you are outsourcing a contractor then ask him to help you in planning or tell you every step of the plan before actually starting his work. This will help you to be more proactive than being reactive at the moment. You can make changing well in advance so your timeline does not get affected in any way.
One more very essential part of house renovation is keeping a practical budget for this project. Believe me, you are going to have so many unexpected expenses when you start. And chances are exceeding your planned budget in the middle of the project. So yes, you need to keep your budget very practical along with a practical plan, for example; if you want to go with a sturdy yet inexpensive flooring option, laminate flooring is to be chosen. Also, keeping a cushion in your budget is equally important as you keep it for every step of your plan. You will not realize initially but there will be so many surprises at any moment. So you need to prepare yourself for this as well.
Procure Everything from Local Market
Okay, this part is very important as well as you really need to avoid using branded or imported stuff. These are not easily available in the local market. It is very possible that you like something imported which needs to order in advance. This is for procurement and you can run short of it while actual work. This happens a lot when you need to buy something from the local market while 80% of things are branded or belongs to another company. This just makes everything a mess and you do not get as happy in the end as you were excited in the beginning. So, it is highly recommended to buy things from the local market so that even if you run short of something then you can buy it again from the same company with the same quality.