Purchasing a home is a very exciting time for the entire family. But while you may be thrilled at the prospect of moving into your new living space, the reality is that a new home requires a lot of adjustments. Part of these adjustments is modifying your home to make it more suitable to your preferences.
When homeowners decide to renovate their new home, they immediately think about renovating every nook and cranny all at once. But if truth be told, this is not necessary. You can do partial renovations if that suits you better.
Partial renovations are exactly what the name suggests. When you renovate your home section by section, you will be able to focus on each renovation more thoroughly. You will not be pressed for time. There is less pressure. Therefore, the outcome is usually better.
If you are not in a haste to go about a full home renovation, partial renovations will indeed work well for you because aside from allowing you to focus on the area you want to renovate first, it will also keep you from breaking the bank. Since you have more time to look around for the right materials at a lower cost and since you’re not making renovations in full swing, the costs will definitely be more reasonable.
The question is, how do you go about with a partial renovation? Here are some tips to get you on track:
Decide on the area you want to remodel
Once you have made the decision to do a partial renovation, you will need to pick the first area you want to remodel. There is a myriad of factors that can influence your decision. You can choose based on which area needs the most urgent attention. This is the best time to check if your living room needs a lot of work done or if your bedroom needs more space. You can also choose based on which room you use the most. Being clear on this will help get you to the next step, which is all about finding inspiration for your partial home rehab.
Find the look you want to copy
There are tons of online resources and magazines that showcase different designs for homes. Check out these resources and find one that speaks to you the most. When looking for a design you want to copy, make sure the look you want to achieve will work well for your home. If you have toddlers at home, a design that makes use of plenty of glass, crystals, and breakable materials might not be a good idea.
Keep in mind also that you can make your home designs unique by putting together different elements from different styles and designs. Again, it depends on what you want your home to achieve and whether that look will make your home a comfortable and beautiful living space for everyone in the family.
Set a budget
Whether you do a full-blown renovation or a partial one, the common denominator is the budget, You cannot – should not – start a home renovation project without consulting your personal finances first. Before making any final move such as buying appliances and raw materials or talking to a contractor, you must first determine how much you are willing to spend on your home renovation.
By setting a cap on your financial limits, you will be able to control your spending. This is especially important because it’s easy to get carried away in spending plenty of cash when renovating a home. Be more practical and make better financial decisions by planning your budget and sticking to it as much as possible.
Be on the lookout for appliances
If the budget issues are out of the way, it’s easier to focus on visualizing what your partial renovation will look like once it’s done. To do this, it would be very helpful to be on the lookout for appliances and other items that you would want to purchase for your renovated space.
Some people might not put appliances shopping in their list of priorities because it is not deemed as important as going ahead with the renovation itself.
However, you should bear in mind that to copy the look you want to achieve, the appliances and furniture counts as well. Moreover, you have to consider the space allotted, so purchasing appliances and furniture is definitely a must-do.
Scout for the right materials
Next on our list are the materials you need for your renovation. To know what these are, you must first determine what kind of changes you want to achieve for your new home. Do you want to change the color of the walls? Do you want a different kind of flooring? Deciding on these things early on will help you as you scout for the right materials for your new home.
Buying raw materials on your own is cheaper than having your contractor order them for you. If you are not in a rush to get the renovations done by a particular date, you may opt to get referrals first and compare prices from different suppliers to make sure you are getting the lowest price without compromising the quality of the materials.
Get to work
Once everything is all laid out – you’ve chosen the space you want to do partial renovations on, you’ve set your budget, found the look you want to copy, appliances and furniture you like, and the suppliers where you can get the materials you need for renovations – you can start doing the renovations. You can either do them on your own if they are simple enough, if they are a bit more complex, you might want to consult a contractor or seek a referral from family and friends.
Partial renovations could be a lot of fun, especially if you do it as a family. Whether you are seeking the help of a contractor or just doing it on your own, you can make your partial home renovation more enjoyable by asking your family to join in and help you map out how you plan to remodel your new home.