WHAT TO FOCUS ON WHEN DOING RENOVATION
There is an infinite sea of information out there and trying to sift through it all is nearly impossible. Not only is this a problem but many people don't even know where to start or how to even start thinking about renovating. This makes it confusing for one to decide on what to focus their energy and money mainly on. To be able to make informed decisions, one must have a set goal and criteria they are looking for. This allows your contractor to be sure of what you want and how they can help you.
First things first, decide what this room will be used for. More important distinguish between what daily use in this space looks like versus holidays or special events. This tells you how many people you need to accommodate depending on how many people live with you or visit you. You might be some one who lives alone but if you like to throw parties with many guests, you're going to need to ensure you have the space to do so.
Your costs compared to the value is another problem that people get stuck on. Do spend a lot on one appliance or do you spread out your budget evenly across all purchases. When making these decisions, there are certain key factors to remember. Will the cost reflect any improvement in your daily life? Will the product be part of creating your dream room? Will the addition of this element make your house feel more like a home? Each of these questions will help you decide if an appliance is worth the cost.
Once you have figured out your values and cost, now you need to separate what's a need and what's a desire. A good place to start is figuring where or what you spend the most time working on in a specific room, including the difficulty of a particular task. This will help you figure out what to prioritize and spend more of your budget on. Not every utility in your kitchen is consistently, there are going to be a few products that you use on a daily basis and the rest occasionally.
The next decision making process is between functionality and aesthetic. Depending on what your budget is, you may be forced to make trade-offs between the functionality of a product and how it visually fits in with the room around. At some point you will have to decide what you value more on any given item, how it works or how it looks. Usually aesthetics cost more than functionality so if your budget is small, functionality is probably your best bet.
Renovating your home is a time consuming project. This is something to be aware of so that you have an understanding of how long you are going to go without your own kitchen. Speeding up the process usually ends with losing something in the process which is why it's important to be patient and take your time when making decisions. You might be tempted to go along with whatever your contractor suggests just because you think it will speed up the process but remember this is your project not theirs. Its your satisfaction with the end result that is important because the last thing you want is to spend money on a decision that you thought would finish the project sooner and when they finish, you end up not liking the choice that was made. Once a decision is made, it's very difficult to go back or change it so be patient with the process, it will be worth it in the end.