Everybody has an image of their dream home. You may be ready to begin a long-awaited dream renovation, or maybe the ink is still wet on your real estate contract and you’re gearing up to give your new home a personal touch. Whether you’re a new or experienced homeowner, the starting point for your home renovation is the same.
Keep these in mind when you’re preparing your home, family, and property for your luxury home renovation.
Consider Your Style
Everyone pictures their dream home differently. As homeowners, we all share different wants, needs, and styles. Be sure to keep in mind what you want, what you need, and how you want it to look before you begin your home renovation.
- Dog lover? Don’t scratch hardwood from your dog-friendly flooring options just yet.
- Outdoor enthusiast? Consider turning your backyard into your personal oasis.
- Tech savvy? Maybe you want to incorporate smart home technologies.
- Passionate about the environment? Go green.
Consider Your Home’s Historic Status
For those of you outside of the home improvement industry, you may have used the words “restoration” and “renovation” interchangeably—and incorrectly. If you have a historic home, it’s important to know the difference between restoring and renovating your home.
A home restoration project involves restoring your home to its former glory, ensuring that you’re rejuvenating and protecting the historic architectural details that attracted you to your home in the first place.
A historic home renovation, on the other hand, requires a balance between preservation and modernization.
Consider Your Budget—and Your Investment
When you purchase a house, you’re not only creating a home to relax and entertain, adapted to fit your current and future lifestyle—you’re making an investment. Your home renovation should not only take your personal preferences into account, but ways to maximize your ROI.
Be sure to include some of these elements in your renovation to ensure your home improvement project holds its value:
- Bathrooms and Kitchens
- Garage Doors
- Adding Bedrooms
- Important Basics
- Going “Green”
These three considerations aren’t the only must-haves for your home renovation plan. You’ve made a great start, but when it comes to starting—and finishing—your renovations quickly and efficiently, you’ll need a little more help.
That’s where we come in. If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to starting your luxury home renovation, check out our exclusive how-to guide for homeowners designing their dream homes.