Before you start paying contractors and start your home renovation, you want to have at least a few goals in your mind. You have to know what to expect after the remodeling.
So, here’s a guide to planning your home renovation goals!
How to Set Renovation Goals?
Everyone wants to have a dream house like Bill Gate’s – a multimillion-dollar house with striking interiors, hi-tech security, six kitchens, 24 bathrooms, a sauna, a steam room and a 25, 000 square feet gym. However, Xanadu 2.0 is a luxury that not everyone can afford to have.
So, before you set a goal, ask yourself: Can I afford it?
There’s nothing wrong with dreaming and imagining yourself living in a huge and lavish mansion. But, if you are not careful enough and waste money on these “desires” of yours, these goals would be just an albatross around your neck because you have no clear means of achieving them.
When you are renovating a house, you will need to unleash your imagination, creativity and ambition to make your living space more comfortable and more attractive. However, setting unrealistic goals can leave you disappointed, frustrated and make you leave the renovation process halfway.
Even if a house renovation can lead to enhanced comfort and an improved style of your house, it would cost you a lot of money. If you are up to your ears in debt, but you will still have to make certain improvements in your house, make your goals simpler.
Analyze and Then Decide
Transforming your monotonous bedroom into a luxurious master bedroom can lift your mood and increase your home’s value. But, maybe your bathroom fixtures or kitchen walls need more attention.
When you have set aside a huge sum of money for the renovation of your house, you’ll want to spend it by adding high-end countertops to your kitchen or installing an en suite bathroom in your bedroom. When they have enough money to spend on remodeling, homeowners tend to think of only large, aesthetic and more expensive home renovations. However, it’s equally important to observe and note what needs repairing or replacing in the house.
Perhaps, the tiles need to be replaced. Or, the old plumbing system needs to be upgraded. Or, new light fixtures should be installed.
Write Down Your Goals
Are you clear about what your main renovation goals would be? Are these goals attainable?
Once you have decided on what you want, writing it down would be one of your primary tasks. You will understand the importance of writing down your goals once you have reached this step. Writing them down will help you identify the potential obstacles and drawbacks.
Renovation Goals You Can Set:
Finish All Existing Remodeling Projects
Did you know that there are some who wrote their punch list in 2012 and have yet to finish it?
Homeowners are always starting home improvement projects but never completing them. The reasons may vary, but if you are finally financially stable and mentally ready for the renovation process, start addressing all the incomplete projects until the list is complete.
Add a Family Room
Spending quality time and enjoying activities together with family can strengthen the bond between family members. However, due to the contemporary world, advances in technology and the modern lifestyle, families started spending less time with each other, resulting in a lack of family communication, negative youth behavior and a breakdown of family bonds. Luckily, through work-at-home and virtual learning, the pandemic forced families to spend time together. This has redirected people’s attention to the need for family spaces in the house.
The family room could be anywhere in the house as long as it’s cozy, warm, inviting and comfortable.
Spruce up the Garden
Studies found that many people turned to home gardening during the COVID-19 pandemic to relieve stress and keep them entertained. Therefore, this new trend encouraged many to remodel and spruce up their outdoor space.