5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Planning A Renovation or Addition
Undoubtedly, planning a renovation or addition can be a time consuming and challenging process. It is overwhelming when we are faced with several decisions at one time. Our suggestion for the first step is to sit down and ask yourself a few questions. It will help you develop a wish list and to get a sense of priorities for your new project. This is essential before jumping into a new project. To help you, we have created a list of 5 questions to ask yourself before planning a renovation or addition!
1. What problems am I trying to solve?
Think about the true purpose of renovating/adding onto your home. Is there a specific part of your space that you want to change for a specific reason? Are you looking to create a more functional space? Or is your space older and outdated, making renovating a must?
Determining the problems you would like to solve will also help you have a clear vision of what you want. In turn, this will help save time, money and allow the flow of your renovation or addition to go smoother.
2. How often will I use this space?
You need to consider how often you will use this space, if you are planning to spend time and money to enhance your living space. Is this an additional space that you can entertain friends and family in? Given that, how often do you anticipate you will use the space to entertain? Presuming that the answer is once or twice a year, maybe you should consider how to make the space more practical for everyday use. For instance, if it is something you enjoy, odds are that you will use the space.
3. What are the most important factors I want to accomplish when renovating my home?
When deciding to renovate, many people are looking to add something to their home they will love and enjoy for the years to come.
Asking yourself this question is important to be able to narrow down the most important aspects of your life and how to build an environment around it. Additionally, knowing the priorities for your project from the beginning is important. This will allow your project to flow smoother – no starts and stops, throughout the building process.
4. How will this enhance my current living space?
It should be noted that the flow of your space is a crucial consideration when deciding to renovate or add on. Making this major decision should ultimately help you enhance your current living space. You also want the renovation or addition to flow smoothly with the rest of your home.
5. Is this practical for my lifestyle?
Without a doubt, it is important to look at your lifestyle before deciding on a renovation or addition. Determine what will benefit your life the most. Do you entertain large crowds? Are you looking for something that you can just enjoy throughout everyday life? How much time do you spend in your home and where do you spend the most time in your home?
Now that you have thought about the 5 questions to ask yourself before planning a renovation or addition, it is time to get started!