Renovations 101 With the plethora of Home and Garden Television Programs currently on the air, many of us have caught the “Renovation bug”, that inexplicable desire to gut and rebuild our homes and create our dream home. The main goal of every home redecorating, renovating and restoring exercise is to create a good and conducive home living environment for those living in the home. Redecorating and renovating ones one’s home is an enjoyable process that enables one to unleash their aspirations and creativity. The key to renovating your home well can be broken down to researching, planning and adaptability. Tips on approaching renovation. o Be Realistic – If you live in a bungalow and you’re redoing the basement family room and you love urban loft living, 14′ ceilings and downtown views – you’re not going to get it. However, if you want it to have a contemporary flair with warmth, sexiness and edge, then that is completely achievable. The budget to be utilized should include all the things that will be used. o Research the best contractor for you. – Find the best contractor that suits your project, your personality and shares your design vision. It is good to meet up with at least three contractors or designers before hiring the one to carry out this project. o Don’t sweat the small stuff – If for some reason something is delayed beyond anyone’s expectations its not going to do you any good to explode and send your blood pressure through the ceiling. before one begins the renovation process, it may be good to define what your style really is and who you really are. Which styles are you really passionate about? One should be able to fully define their goals that should be achieved ultimately and even their style. One of the biggest and most expensive renovating projects in around your home is the kitchen. When planning the design for your new kitchen, determine what suits your lifestyle; you’re growing needs and your aesthetics. The kitchen is one of those places that could determine how fast you resell your home so it should be renovated with this in mind. When designing it, it is good to take in details regarding storage, lighting as well as the hardware’s such as flooring and the cabinet. When plotting out the design of the kitchen don’t just take the kitchen planner or designers word that the space is ideal for you and your family. It is therefore good to go through your plan once again and determine whether that space is really enough for you. This is because, no one really knows what your family wants except you. The next most important area in a home renovation and nearly as complicated as a Kitchen with its endless choices, selections and style is your Bathroom. The bathroom doors should be fixed in such a way that they do not prevent use of the fixtures in the room during planning for a renovation.