Time to begin your home renovation where to start
Is your house in need of a sound makeover but have NO IDEA where to even start
Watch this short video, it guides you through your home renovation where to start and a process step-by-step to follow.
Make a Renovation Design check list
First of all, I’d recommend making a list of what you wish to achieve with your upgrade. Include the must-haves, for instance changes to the floor plan to accommodate an open-plan kitchen; or you would like to have an additional bedroom.
Include the nice-to-haves
Also include your nice-to-haves, for instance an ensuite to this additional bedroom. I know it’s not very exciting to create a list, but very helpful down the track to make sure you don’t lose sight of your original goals. And it’s a great document to brief your building designer.
Explore your floorplan options
Your building designer will discuss the brief with you and explore your floor plan options. If you believe an architect is an overkill for the scope of your project, you might wish to consider going to a building designer or an interior designer.
Find the right builder for your home renovation
Once you have the final floor plan, it’s all about finding your builder. Get at least three builders’ quotes in and compare them thoroughly. Then make up your mind which builder works best for you.
Council approval (DA) or CDC?
Then it’s about getting council approval, if you need approval for your project at all. Alternatively to the Development Approval (DA) by the council, you might be eligible for a so-called CDC, a Complying Development Certificate issued by a private certifier. If your house is located in Sydney, check out whether you are eligible for this fast track approval. But don’t be worried, we will help you with that.
Selecting finishes and furniture
Once you have approval for your home transformation to go ahead, it’s all about the fun stuff. You will be choosing the bathroom tiles, the kitchen benchtop and other finishes. We will also develop a colour scheme for both your interiors and the house facade.
If you intend to renovate your home, have a look at our guide for complete home renovations in Sydney. It includes our very own budget confidence process, that keeps your budget in check.
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Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in regards to your home renovation design.