The average cost of a home renovation ranges from £76,900 to £138,800. Although this sum is for a 3-bed house, it gives a fair idea of how much is involved in home improvement projects. Stalled renovations can cost you more when you fail to be on schedule. Fortunately, you can avoid such losses by taking proactive steps before and during the home improvement process. Here are some useful tips worth considering.
- Plan the project design in advance
The home improvement design is the last thing to conclude before the actual renovation. Without it, the contractor may not know what parts of the house to work on. Sometimes, you might need the original design of the existing house to help the contractor make an informed decision on what needs adjustments. Alternatively, if you’re handling the project as a DIY, it is best to have adequate knowledge of home improvement projects.
Unfortunately, according to statistics on the probuildermag.co.uk site, three-quarters of homeowners prolong their projects. These delays are often caused by a lack of proper renovation design before commencement. Therefore, during the renovation process, the project stalls to make way for the right thing to be done. To avoid falling victim to this, it is recommended to complete the nitty-gritty of the planning stage before breaking down walls.
- Find secure storage for essential belongings
This specifically refers to homeowners who live on their property and want to renovate some parts. Living in the same house means moving things away from the primary location to make way for the project. Indeed, sometimes people underestimate the extent of work to be carried out. This often leads to under-planning, which is never a good option for home improvement projects.
Thankfully, there is a way around it. First of all, it would help to scout around your neighbourhood or location for a container self store facility. Identifying one in time makes it easier to move your belongings to a secure storage facility until you’re ready to get them back. Admittedly, some renovation projects get changed midway, even with proper planning. That can also throw a wrench into your initial plans if you never intended to look for external storage. To avoid the inconveniences and possible stalling of your project, ample storage should feature prominently in your preparations.
- Avoid dealing with too many improvement choices
If you have ever embarked on a home improvement project, you may be familiar with this one. Homeowners often weigh several renovation options before and during the project. This can lead to confusion and overwhelmed feelings. Building experts say the best strategy is to restrict the options to two or three. Anything beyond this number can stall the project, waste everybody’s time and increase renovation costs.
For example, deciding what fixtures and fittings to use can be confusing when the choices are many. It is better to seek help from the builders or contractors to determine which ones are best for the project. That way, you can avoid any delays.
Home improvement projects can be swift and problem-free if you put all the measures in place. For practicality, however, you may want to make room for unforeseen events that could stall your project.