Renovation planning and designs

We explain how to work through the planning process.

Renovation planning and designs hero

Some of the more extensive renovation projects – such as adding a new room – require the skills of a designer or architect.

Plan renovation projects carefully

Plan a renovation project carefully. Unless you are moving out while work is in progress, you are going to have to live with the mess and inconvenience which can be considerable and stressful.

The first steps in planning are:

  • Plan the projects, room by room.
  • Consider the future and how your needs will change over time.
  • Collect ideas and information from books, websites, magazines and brochures.
  • Ask other people for their ideas and experiences.
  • Work out a budget and decide what is and is not achievable. Some things may have to wait so plan out over a number of years.

Planning for a specific project

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