3 Steps to Starting a New Renovation Project

Your home is your sanctuary, but sometimes, rooms can become outdated and worn down after living in the same space for long periods. If this resonates with you, it might be time to consider renovating those spaces to bring back comfort to your home. Whether it be your kitchen or bathroom, new appliances and furniture can revitalize an old space.

Starting these projects isn’t easy, so keep reading for three tips to get a head start on your home renovation project.

1. Find Your Contractor

Before you can begin your project, it’s important to narrow down what type of renovation you’d like to do. Getting your kitchen redone will be a dramatically different process than your exterior. Having this knowledge can make determining which company to organize your project easier and more precise.

When looking for Palmetto contractors near me, you will probably be able to quickly find a couple of different options in your area. However, this doesn’t mean that they’re the perfect fit for your renovation needs. Exploring their website can be a great tool to see if they’re a match.

Most of these websites will contain a portfolio and testimonial section. This is a great space for you to see first-hand the work being done by the company and get a feel about whether it’d be a proper fit for you. It can also help to look for a portfolio that contains a similar project to your potential renovation.

2. Research Different Styles

While a professional will be able to offer different style options, it’s also a great idea to research common options to get a general sense of what type of look you’re seeking. Modern and traditional are both well-known types but are drastically different from each other.

There are also many sub-categories and more specific styles which can lead to unique designs and presentations. For instance, within the umbrella of different modern schemes, one that is popular is the modern farmhouse, which combines contemporary design with traditional farmhouse elements.

Having a general sense of what theme, you’d like to go with can help speed up the process when you finally get to the project. If you’re struggling to decide, many online lists detail various interior design options.

3. Know Your Budget

One of the main things to consider when planning your next project is the budget. Most of the time your costs will exceed the budget, so you’ll want to come to the table with one that is flexible and provides a general sense of your expectations. A $50,000 renovation will look a lot different than a $5,000 one.

Preparing a budget will help give your contractor a general sense of your expectations and help you determine what your options are for the project. Walking to the table with a larger budget can lead to massive changes and completely transform your home. Though it is important to note, that not every change needs to be dramatic.

Even small changes can have a large impact. Introducing some new tiles/wallpaper or replacing old appliances can bring life back into the kitchen and can do the same for other rooms as well. The more specific your budget is, the better your chances are of managing hiccups that come along the way.


Whatever renovation you may be considering, the three tips listed above will aid in the long, involved process.

Everyone’s journey is different but taking the steps to prepare for your project will limit the unexpected bumps in the process and establish clear communication of your vision with the contractor.

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