Start with Design and Planning One of the first considerations is to make sure you have funding for your renovation. Look for contractors and subcontractors for jobs you don't want to do yourself. As obvious as it sounds, it's important to postpone some decisions, such as paint colors, carpets, and lighting fixtures, until you spend time in the space you're renovating. For example, if you want to replace an outdated rug, the options can be overwhelming.
Thick or loose fibers? Ribbed or unpatterned? What exact shade of gray? The answers depend on the other aspects of the renovation, such as the choice of paint colors. The paint palettes selected before the renovation began should be seen on the walls and may change as you spend time in the house. Freshly painted walls and new carpet may reveal that some lighting fixtures simply don't illuminate the space as you thought they would. If you spend a little more time at first considering how everything works together in the room you're remodeling, you can save yourself several moments of returning to the drawing board.
All houses keep secrets, on walls, under floors and elsewhere. A renovation can bring them to light. Like when your contractor tells you that your floors are uneven due to a displaced center joist while measuring your highly anticipated new hardwood floors. Now you have to deal with the home inspector who missed it and repair the floor joist before the new material can fall off.
This is just one example of how you should expect the unexpected when planning additional time in your renewal schedule and additional money in your renovation budget to allow for unforeseen mishaps along the way. While consumers like “the new”, renovation with small projects is effective. Paint the house, inside and out, to give it a fresh feel. Replace the floor, using wood if you can, to add value.
Replace front and rear grass for exterior appeal. Install new bathroom and kitchen fixtures if a total renovation is out of your budget.