Renovating your home can be an exciting time for you, but it can also be stressful. By preparing for your renovation, you can ensure that you will have a positive experience. 

5 things that you should do before your renovations start:

1. Build a Home Improvement Project Plan

  • Blueprints/sketches.
  • List of wants and needs.


2. Set a Project Budget

  • Decide how much you want to spend- set aside at least 10% of your budget for unexpected costs.
  • Get cost estimates.
  • Price out all required materials.


3. Hire Contractors

  • Look for a contractor with years of experience. 
  • A contractor with a valid license.
  • Check their references or reviews.
  • Ask if they have a payment schedule.


4. Build a Timeline

  • Include time to clean out the project area.
  • Shipping and delivery times.
  • Use a calendar to mark each step.
  • Set completion date.


5. Plan where you will stay during the time of construction

  • Prep your space- move all personal belongings.
  • Make temporary arrangements while the area is under construction.