Home renovation can be fun for many people but for some it is a tedious job due to its increasing cost. But if you have owned a house at a new location you must make renovation plans on practical grounds to maintain the fun part of renovating house interior before moving in it.
Your home renovation plan can be affected mainly due to two things – out of budget and regretting dissatisfaction. Main reason behind these negative effects of house interior renovation is unexpected rise in its costs. Some tips are provided here under that can help you in completing the renovation of your home within your budget before moving in.
Plan a renovation budget projected up to 20%: Though your home renovation budget depends upon the size of your place but mostly it goes beyond it. So you should be ready to spend up to 20% more than your actual budget to complete the project easily and within timeframe. Your budget should include the fees of designing and drawings along with consultation fee of the renovations expert.
Selecting designs before starting renovation: After finalising your house interior renovation budget you should start working on the renovation ideas you have selected from Google images and other online sources. You can also consult interior designer about the feasible designs for your house.
Find the best interior designers: In order to renovation your house as per your liking you should find out renovation companies or individual interior designers in your area to find the best one for you. You should choose 3-4 interior designer companies in your area and ask for their quotations to find the best one for renovating your home within your budget before moving in it.
Duration of the renovation project: While finalising with an interior decorators company you should settle the duration of completion of the project with its professionals. Normally it may not take more than 8-12 weeks to complete the renovation of built-to-order flats but in exceptional circumstances it can take more time so you should be prepared for moving in up to 14 days late than your scheduled time frame.
Ways to spend your budget: If you start house interior renovations by renovating fundamental things which were not included in the plan then you can go out of your budget very soon without completing planned renovations. For this reason most renovation contractors do not adjust with such overwhelming demands of the homeowner which can affect their budget. But you should be careful while selecting a contractor for this purpose. He must adjust the needs of the homeowner to some extent while working on his project to satisfy him/her.
Exact measurements: while purchasing electrical appliances and furnishings you should measure the spaces exactly to ensure their proper fitting in your space. The cost of furnishings and electrical appliances can go beyond your budget. So you should be ready to adjust such things. Moreover you should avoid buying out of stock materials and other decorative items as they may cost higher if you insist on them. It can increase the budget of your home renovation plan.
Avoid themes: You should avoid theme based home renovations especially in kid’s room, as they can increase you budget overly. While renovating the room of your kids you will have to fill it with toys and teddy bears along with repainting or fixing wallpaper its walls. You should be ready to spend on such items in future as your kids grow. Moreover craze for a themed renovation of a room or home can be tolerated only for some time as you may get bore from them after some time.
Avoid using wallpapers: While renovating your house interior you should avoid using wallpapers as they can discolour and curl up very frequently. It can be very expensive to replace the wallpaper of entire wall and you may not be able to replace a part of it after few months or years as the same wallpaper can be out of stock by then.
Communicate with contractor: While renovating the house before moving in with the help of an interior designing contractor you should remain in touch with them to discuss the things to make it a successful project. You must have documentary proof of all the settlements with the contractor either on paper or through emails, chats or WhatsApp so that you can use them in case of any dispute later on.
Personal loans: If your home renovation plan is going over budget then personal loan can be a good option to help you in completing the project well in time. Several banks offer renovation loan at very low rate when you take a home loan from them as it helps in increasing or maintaining the value of the said property. Though personal loan is a good option to complete your renovation project in time but renovation loan can be more beneficial for you as it is available at low interest rate than personal loan. You should pre-arrange personal loan or renovation loan so that you can keep it in mind while making renovation plan with the contractor.
Make customised decoration pieces through interior designer: Though you can find wide variety of ready to use house interior decoration pieces in the market these days still if you want some customised pieces for this purpose then you can ask your interior contractor or designer to arrange them. Suppose you want some designer furniture in your home which you might have seen some where then you can ask your designer to make it in his workshop. It will cost much lower than its price in open market. If you have the image of the item you want in your home then you will have to insist on making it in their workshop instead of buying it from the market for you.
Thus, by following the tips provided in this write-up carefully, you can easily complete the renovation of the interior of your house well in time and within your budget before moving in it.