Large-scale renovations need careful planning and forethought. With so much to take into consideration, it’s easy for small but important details to get lost in the process. To help, here are important factors to take into consideration for full home renovations and restorations.
Before getting to the design stage, it’s important to establish what state the property is currently in. Think about the condition of the building and any structural issues that need to be prioritized.
For this, you may need a professional survey. Otherwise, you could find some unexpected and unwelcome surprises along the way. At this stage, you can also think about the permits and licenses you will need to undertake the work.
If you’re not sure, contact a professional who can advise.
Keep your end goal in mind
When it comes to design and functionality, everyone has an opinion. At the end of the day, what you need matters the most. Are you currently short of bedrooms or storage space? Would you prefer an open-plan layout? Do you need showers or bathtubs? To help, have a look at similar projects for inspiration.
Hiring a designer early in the process can help you optimize your space and see the different possibilities. After all, although rewarding, full renovations can be costly and time-consuming, so you want the best possible outcome in return.
Understand your limits
DIY can be an attractive option for those on a tight budget. But do your skills match the job in hand? When it goes right, DIY is fun and rewarding, but when it goes wrong it can be costly and cause major issues. Which jobs should you steer clear of?
Visualize the design
The average person won’t know how to read a blueprint or fully understand a design scheme. Instead of imagining it, you can use an app or draw out the idea. Better yet, why not lay out tape or place furniture around to give you a better grasp of the space.
This approach can also help you work out where you want to spend more or less money. For example, a giant island counter might fit in the kitchen. But when you get the measuring tape out, you realize it would dominate the space and that a smaller, less costly alternative would actually look better.
Define your budget (and stick to it)
Planning around your budget means understanding how much everything will cost. It’s a good idea to add a contingency fund and/or budget for more than you expect.
If it seems your budget won’t stretch to cover everything, you’ll need to prioritize certain elements to help keep costs to a minimum. Your project managers and designers can help with this.
You’ll need to look at the project as a whole and in terms of stages. All renovation projects need careful planning and good organization throughout the process, but larger properties and bigger projects need even more attention to make sure everything stays on track. Experienced construction companies can do this for (or with) you, so you know you’re in good hands.
Plan for more than just the build
Complete remodelling can affect more than just your house. You will need to find somewhere to live if your property isn’t habitable. Even if it is, there may be periods where living there is more than just a little inconvenient. Is there anywhere else you could go?
Similarly, holidays may delay work or you might have life events that you need to plan around. Taking all of this into account early on means you can create a plan that suits you better.
At EPIC, we deliver forward-thinking and bespoke constructions. Since 2011, we’ve been working on projects across Mallorca, using high-quality materials and excellent finishes.
We pride ourselves on total customer satisfaction, which means we work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. To find out more, please get in touch or have a look at our recent projects.
At Epic Construcciones we take care of carrying out your project in the work of your dreams, we accompany clients from the conception of the first idea to the last details of its execution without any concern. We offer a personalized service for each type of work and we have the necessary resources to resolve any situation.
We coordinate and advise all types of projects and the phases that are constituted, following a well constituted process so that all the elements that are part of the creation of the work complement each other until we obtain the desired results and be able to deliver to our clients.
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