Avoid before and after disaster
How often do you hear about amazing home transformations that are soon followed by the phrase “completely blew the budget”. I'm tired of hearing the renovation horror stories that end in crippling debt & unfinished work. Let’s put a plan in place to get you the home of your dreams without the doom and gloom of over spending.
Here are my first three tips:
Define your ‘why’. Write a list of the reasons why you wanted to take on this project in the first place. Perhaps you’ve simply outgrown your current home and you need bigger living areas and more storage. Maybe you’re after an open plan living to better suit the family. List as many reasons as you can and be very specific.
What do you want? Write a list of everything you want in your renovation, if the sky was the limit for your budget, what would you include. I’m talking high ceilings, shiney new appliances and a large outdoor deck.
Prioritise Now let’s put those ideas to work, we need to put our practical pants on and go through and prioritise these points. What do we actually need right now and what would be nice to have. Put these points into order of priority.
Fantastic work, you are well on your way to having a very well thought out renovation. The next topic we discuss is your budget, more importantly, over capitalisation. This is where the wheels can start falling off when it comes to planning. I have put together a free ultimate renovation checklist for this exact purpose.
We walk you through how you can increase the value of your home without blowing the budget or over capitalising. You can download it free from our website https://www.jameshuntresidential.co.nz/the-ultimate-renovation-checklist