At one point or the other in our lives we get that feeling that something in the house needs to change or that you want to renovate some part of the house to make it look more interesting or to get a better sale or rental value. No matter how good we thought the house was when we built it or bought it, sometimes somethings need to change either to match our new lifestyle, just to take the boredom away or simply because you have to.So, if you are thinking of renovation, there are a few things to consider before you actually start the project.
Why?You have to be clear as to why you want to renovate. Is it because you are planning to sell? Or is it simply because you want it to fit more closely to your likings? If you are going to sell or rent out, things are fairly straightforward. However, if you are only changing because you want to, check with yourself and your family members whether you intend to sell the house in the near future. Because, if you are, the renovations you do may go to waste as you may have to renovate again to get a better sale price.
BudgetOf course, you need to be able to afford the makeover. If you have only less costly things to be done such as benchtop polishing gold coast then this may not be a big issue but if you are thinking of a total makeover, you have to have a bit of extra money.
ContractorGo through the profiles and references of eligible contractors before you go and speak to them. So, if one does not suit your requirements you have other alternatives.
ReuseEven if you want to totally redo the whole kitchen, there are still some items and some parts that can be used. For example, you can opt for tile restoration Brisbane rather than redoing the floor altogether. Therefore, make a list of the things you will be keeping and do not forget to give that list to the decorator and the contractor so that they know that those things can be excluded from their estimate.
Lighting and spaceSee if the kitchen is getting enough light and ventilation as it is. If it does not, you need to figure out if you can add extra windows or change the window paneling or if you are going to fully rely on artificial lighting. Similarly, if you are not happy with the amount of space you have, see if you can move or eliminate a few things to get extra area. You can also increase the storage spaces to get a minimalistic look. Check the possibility of getting a bit of floor area from the adjacent rooms only if all other options do not work as taking down walls and rebuilding them is too much trouble under normal circumstances.