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. Whether you are contemplating renovating, restoring or redecorating your home, in essence what you are really striving to do is to create the proper stage for your lives and the lives of our families and friends. Home renovation process is a very creating activity that helps one to unleash their aspirations and that of their family members. It is important to note that, the process of renovating one’s home is generally broken down into the following steps; planning, research as well as adaptability. How to approach your 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. Renovations should be made to have your house have a complementary flair and not to make it as an overhaul. Everything that will be used should be accounted for in the budget. 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. List down the kind of styles that you are really passionate about, is it the modern, transitional, eclectic or urban styles. You cannot successfully begin this process without being able to firmly state what your style is and what the goal for your renovation is and how you live your life. 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. It is important to keep in mind that the kitchen is one of the places that determine the resell value of your home so it should be designed well. When designing it, take note of the minor details such as the lighting, storage items not forgetting thr hardwares such as the flooring and the cabinets. 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. To know whether the space, is enough for you, it is good to go through the plan once again and determine it. It is only the owner of the home who is able to determine their space needs for their family. 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.