Steps To Planning Your Home Improvements

Are you looking at revamping your property in 2019? You’re not alone. Many homeowners choose this time of year to upgrade their interiors with spring-time being the perfect opportunity to start planning home  improvement works around the house.

Nonetheless, we know that these projects are no picnic when you’re left to do the bulk of the work alone. In many cases, it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s why Smarter Home 4U put together this step-by-step guide to make the process a little less daunting.

Step 1: Start with a strategy  

Home improvements cover a broad spectrum; from simple, relatively straightforward developments like wall TV fittings to more complex, expansive projects like kitchen extensions.

You might have a few ideas in mind about how you’d like to augment your home this year, but instead of implementing them as you go, get them all down on paper first. This will help you to separate the practical from the unfeasible, as well as the types of improvements you want to prioritise.

Step 2: Think about budget

As soon as you’ve determined what you want from your home, you can evaluate whether this project is viable given the money you have available.

Whilst it can be tempting to throw all possible resources at the project to make your dream home a reality, it’s crucial to keep yourself in check with a strict budget. This will prevent your home renovations turning from an adventure into a nightmare.

Step 3: Consider time constraints and convenience

The magnitude of the project may determine that you will need to be out of the house for extended periods of time whilst hired contractors get to work – purely for health and safety reasons.

Any party helping with home improvement works will need to be on the same page as you in terms of arrangements and work schedules. Effective communication with collaborators is key to a good relationship and, subsequently, a pleasing result.

Step 4: Check the legal implications

When you’ve got all the necessary elements in place to kick-start your home improvement project, you’ll need to pore over the paperwork to make sure everything you’re doing is above board.

There may be restrictions imposed on what you can build and rules that prevent intrusion onto neighbour territory, so be sure to conduct all the obligatory checks before you begin.

Step 5: Pick your collaborator

This is the easy bit. Smarter Home 4U are the premium choice for repair and maintenance work when it comes to home improvements.

But our services aren’t limited to patch and fix work. We take pride on immersing ourselves in the renovation process, working alongside clients to help them from the planning stage right through to the paperwork.

We’ve been helping property owners for years and we’d be delighted to assist you no matter what you might have in mind for your residence. Get in touch with Smarter Home 4U today on 0800 781 5292, 0795 459 1119 or

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