As we step into a new year, the prospect of transforming our living spaces becomes an exciting and achievable goal. Whether you dream of an updated kitchen, a relaxed new living room, or an entire home makeover, planning is the key to success. In this blog post, we’ll explore the essential steps to plan and schedule a renovation that aligns with your vision, needs, and budget.


Step 1: Define Your Renovation Goals using our Project Planner

The first and most crucial step is to clearly define your renovation goals. To assist you in this process, we’ve created a free Design and Decorating Project Planner. This tool breaks down this process into practical steps, and allows you to systematically identify the areas of your home that need attention. The printable worksheets can be stuck to the wall of each room to help you consider and document the functionality of each existing space, so you will end up with a list of what is working well, and what isn’t. This initial assessment will set the foundation for your renovation project.

Step 2: Prioritise and Plan in Stages

Breaking down your renovation project into manageable stages is essential, especially if you have a busy schedule or are working within a specific budget. Our homes are a collection of interconnected spaces, and tackling one area at a time allows for more focused and efficient planning. Consider starting with high-traffic areas or spaces that are most in need of attention, taking into account functionality, wants vs. needs, and how you can add value to your property.

Step 3: Evaluate Your Budget

Understanding your budget is crucial for a successful renovation. Take the time to assess your financial resources realistically. The Design and Decorating Project Planner includes a budgeting section with a simple tool that helps determine how much could be spent, without over-capitalising.

Step 4: Wants vs. Needs

Distinguishing between wants and needs is a common challenge in the planning phase. Our planner assists you in this decision-making process, ensuring that your renovation aligns with your priorities. By clarifying your must-haves and nice-to-haves, you’ll make informed choices that contribute to the overall success of your project.

Step 5: Add Value to Your Property

A well-executed renovation has the potential to increase the value of your property. The planner guides you through strategic decisions that not only enhance your living spaces but also contribute positively to your home’s resale value. It helps you prioritise projects that offer the best return on investment.

Embarking on a home renovation journey requires thoughtful planning and consideration of various factors. By following these steps and utilizing our free Design and Decorating Project Planner, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your forever home. By this time next year, could be residing in the brand new space you’ve only dreamt of! Start the year right, and download the Journey Home Design and Decorating Project Planner today.

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