3 Things to Consider Before You Start Renovating

Home renovations can be quite time consuming, costly and extremely stressful, but exciting all at the same time. You probably have an idea in your mind of what you want the end result of the renovation to look like right? To ensure that your vision is what you get in the end, there are three things that you should consider before starting your renovation project.

 Do you have the time to manage your home renovation project?

 If your home reno project is quite small, then you can probably find the time to manage it yourself. However, if your project is larger and involves new additions, changing pre-existing structures, open and expanding areas, or replacing plumbing or electrical outlets you may need to hire someone to oversee and manage your entire renovation for you.

 Handling a big project while you have other obligations such as work or children may not be the best idea. Your project may get rushed, corners could get skipped resulting in future issues that can cost you more in the long run. Taking on big home renovation projects yourself can also turn your home life upside down and create utter chaos and stress that you weren’t anticipating. Hiring a project manager can be exactly the solution you need to limit stress and avoid any delays.

 Any project takes time. You may need permits, specialized contractors, special equipment and/or a design/decor team, so all of this could consume a majority of your time.

 When it comes to home renovations, what else do you have to do?

 Aside from hiring contractors, renting equipment, getting the required permits and hiring an interior designer/decorator, you also need to consider if any items in your home may need to be packed away. Who likes packing? Your project manager can take care of even tiny details like this for you so you don’t have to lift a finger.

 It’s important to determine whether or not you can stay in your home during the renovations. If not, finding a hotel may be one detail you can handle on your own.

 Do you really want to renovate your home?

 If you decided to go at it alone, and you’ve already spent countless weeks looking for design ideas, prospecting the right contractors and everything else that comes along with your massive project, now is the time when you should stop, breathe and think….

 Do you really have much more time to devote to what feels like a never-ending start to your redesign project? Ask yourself do you really want to renovate? Weigh the pros and cons and if you decide that the answer to this question is yes or maybe, then you can also consider bringing in some additional help to help lessen your burden and free up your time.

 When it comes to home renovations and small or big jobs, your happiness and sanity are what matters the most. If you’re not sure if you can handle it and want to avoid unnecessary time loss and mistakes then just hire a home renovations project manager. This will ensure all of your dreams come true.

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Written by Tina Marie Singh

RESA member, Tina Marie Singh is a married mother of two young children who loves to solve design dilemmas and making spaces work! Tina decided to pursue her passion of interior decorating and founded Lionsgate Design in 2008 after leaving a successful career in telecommunications as a Project Manager. Tina specializes in Interior Decorating and Property Staging .

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