Whether you’re bringing home a new family pet or planning to expand your family, a new chapter in life often sparks the desire for change. And what better way to start this new chapter than by revamping your home in preparation? Although updating your home is an exciting process, it doesn’t come without challenges, so preparing yourself and your living space for the transformation ahead is essential.
From setting a budget and deciding if you need third-party storage to picking out new décor and enlisting the services of a contractor, we discuss some of the best ways to prepare your home for your next chapter. So, unleash your inner interior designer and give your home a much-needed revamp using our top tips below:
Figure Out Where You’re Going To Store Everything
Although a revamp is typically where homeowners replace old furnishings with newer pieces, they must be stored somewhere until they can dispose of or sell the old ones. Many homeowners use their garden sheds, basements, garages, spare rooms, or the parts of their homes that aren’t being revamped to serve this purpose.
However, not everyone has the luxury of these home features; if they do, they don’t have enough space to store larger furniture items safely. If this is the case, you might want to consider third-party storage options like container storage warehouses or personal storage units, which allow homeowners to store furnishings and other items on a flexible basis temporarily.
Learn more about how third-party storage providers could help you prepare your home for your next chapter by visiting the Safestore website, a personal storage unit provider that covers the entire London area. Consider visiting their website for more information, or contact them directly for specific inquiries today.
Talk To A Contractor
Whether converting your loft into a home office for your newest business venture or knocking your two spare rooms through to create a nursery, home revamps can get complicated, so discussing your plans with a contractor before you start is best. By enlisting the services of a contractor, you make the planned work easier for you and your family and, above all else, safer.
They’ll be able to outline a plan of action with you, what they will start on first, how long it will take, their cleaning schedule if you need to notify the neighbours etc. Although you might be tempted to shoulder all the work of your revamp to keep costs down, sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry (especially when it comes to building work!) and call in the professionals.
Determine Your Budget
As with any revamping project, whether a loft extension or a complete kitchen refurb, money is at the centre of everything, so it’s essential to determine your budget as soon as possible. Although this is one of the most daunting parts of any revamping project, it is necessary to get an idea of the overall cost of your project and what you can realistically afford.
Thankfully, you can make a budget plan in multiple ways, from using a budget calculator and getting various quotes from contractors to focusing on the low and high costs and starting with your high-level costs. Once you’ve worked out a budget for your revamping project, you can factor in the more ‘fun’ expenses such as décor, paint, wallpaper etc., which can quickly eat into your budget too!
Although budgeting is by far the most boring preparation to make, it is also one of the wisest as the last thing you want to really hallway down the line is that you don’t have enough funds for the finishing touches you want (kiss those Dunelm luxury towels for your new bathroom goodbye!) so it’s always better to be prepared!