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How to Plan for a Home Renovation

We love helping people remodel their homes. The possibilities are endless when it comes to building new additions, knocking down walls, changing out appliances and cabinets, and much more. Renovations are a lot of fun but also a lot of work! If you are planning on transforming your home, keep these tips in mind so that your renovation doesn’t turn into a disaster.

How to Plan for a Home Renovation | WPL Interior Design
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Set a Budget

No matter the project, everyone has a budget. A budget will help you prioritize decisions and ensure that you don’t unnecessarily overspend. With every renovation, there’s the possibility of an unexpected problem or the project takes longer than it expects. Plan ahead with your budget by adding 20% to your project estimation. 

Create a Timeline

Set a timeline that gives you an idea of when your project will be complete. Make sure to add in extra time to make decisions, too. This will be helpful if you want your renovation to be completed by a certain date or if there are certain tasks that need to be done in a specific order. Even if your timeline is not set in stone, it will at least give you a general idea of your renovation progress. 

One Room at a Time

Some homeowners may decide to renovate their whole house which can easily become overwhelming. If you are designing more than one room, focus on one room at a time. A great way to start is by figuring out your routine and the flow of each room before you even start planning your renovations. This will help you make better choices for each room and consider the harmony of your entire home.

How to Plan for a Home Renovation | WPL Interior Design
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Get References

When hiring a contractor, make sure they are properly licensed, insured, and have good references. Great contractors are worth the price and will make sure your job is done right. Take the time to find contractors who understand your remodeling vision and who have other happy customers.

Hire a Designer

How to Plan for a Home Renovation | WPL Interior Design
Photo by Jay Greene Photography

Some may think that hiring a designer is excessive, but it’s the exact opposite. We’re here to make sure your project stays within your budget and finishes in a reasonable time. We keep track of all the details and make sure you can focus on one thing at a time. There are other perks, too, like better pricing for your favorite furniture and connections to contractors. And if something unexpected comes up, we’re here to help solve the problem and make it right. Hiring a designer will greatly reduce the stress of renovating your home while guaranteeing that everything is done correctly and professionally.

Our designers at WPL Interior Design are here to transform your dream home into a reality. We make sure to understand your personality and lifestyle before offering guidance because we want your home to truly represent you. To schedule a consultation for home renovation services, fill out our design inquiry form today!

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