Focus on how your renovation will make your life more enjoyable - don’t renovate to keep up with the latest trend. Styles change so it’s better to go with something simple and cost effective. Explore the web and books for design ideas.
Remember the Neighbourhood
Look around your neighbourhood before beginning a renovation to make sure your home will still fit in. A drastically different façade could actually bring down the value of your home and probably won’t make you popular with the neighbours!
Don’t Cut Corners
It’s better to wait until you have the time and money for a renovation than to proceed with an inferior design you will regret. There’s nothing to be gained from trying to cut corners during a construction job.
Anticipate Future Needs
Are you planning on having a baby? Are you getting older and finding it difficult to use the stairs? It’s important to think about the future when planning a renovation.