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A Guide to Renovating a House

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House renovating projects, especially big ones, can be pretty overwhelming yet very exciting at the same time. This is particularly true if you don’t really know where to start but you have a somewhat clear idea of how your house is supposed to look after it’s all done. Well, between making a decision to renovate and looking at your dream house stands a massive amount of work that doesn’t have to be that scary – all you need is a little planning ahead and a good strategy. That’s why, today, we’re bringing you a nifty little guide to renovating a house.

First things first

As we already mentioned, coming up with a thorough plan should be the very beginning of your renovation project, regardless of the scale of it. Whether it’s the whole house plus backyard remodel or just beautifying your bedroom, assessing a project and determining the budget should be your top priority. Making an estimated budget might be hard, but there are some key things you have to keep in mind while doing the numbers – labour hours, materials, and, of course, hidden conditions and the unpredictable should be in there, too.

Properly preparing

It’s not enough to simply come up with a renovation plan and then just get onto it – a few stages of preparation are needed to make sure everything goes smoothly as it could be. One of the most important problems to solve is the question of storage for all of your stuff that you need to move away until renovation is over. Everything from cutlery to furniture has to have a place and there are few options where you can put them. If you’re not renovating a garage or basement, that could be a good place to reserve some room for organization system. Another good option is mobile pods – you can rent one and keep it in your backyard if you don’t have a spare room.

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The great outdoors

A big remodel is a great time to take care of your backyard as well and turn it into your private piece of heaven. It will depend vastly on your budget but even a minor update, such as furnishing your patio, can make a significant change. You can also create a picnic spot or hang a swing, or you can go big and finally take care of your precious pool. Pool remodel doesn’t have to mean break the bank – repainting it, adding a salt system to have a sea-like pool, or simply updating your pool pump can do wonders for your backyard. For DIY projects, you’ll need high-quality swimming pool paint and appropriate tools, a lot of research, and some patience, so why not give it a shot?

Going eco-friendly

There’s no better time to green up your house than remodeling time and, luckily, there are plenty of simple ways to do it without putting in too much effort yet showing that you’re a true friend of the Mother Nature. If you’re doing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, make sure you update your appliances and plumbing fixtures to be sure your home is not wasting energy and water. Also, improving your home’s insulation can be good not only for the environment but also for your budget since better insulation means lower heating and cooling bills. You can also decide to start powering your home with renewable energy and be as efficient and eco-friendly as possible.

The renovation is like that old saying “It’s always darkest before the dawn” because, once all the work is done, the worst part comes – the cleaning. However, once you do that, you’ll be able to enjoy your new home so make a cleaning checklist, get it done with, and be ready to just sit back and relax.