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What You Should Consider Before You Start Renovating Or Add That Second Storey Extension To Your Home

Deciding to undergo renovations for your home shouldn’t be something done on a whim. In fact, the more clear an idea you have about everything the project will entail, the smoother the renovation project is for all parties involved. If you are thinking about renovating your home, here are some important considerations you should keep in mind before starting:


Yes, this is the obvious one, but many would-be renovators don’t often realise how easy it is to spend far more than you think. If you are at risk of overinvesting in your home, your budget will be instrumental in helping you avoid spending thousands more than you initially intended.

Also, keep in mind that you should pull up a preliminary budget which will serve as a guideline to help you plan your renovation. Once planning is done, ensure you have sufficient funds to pay for everything. It sounds obvious but how often do you see building sites stall because either the builder has run out of money, or the client has run out of money?A great advantage of engaging Supa Group Extensions to help with your renovation is that you will understand up front exactly what you will be getting and how much that will cost, without having to invest large amounts on drafting or architect fees.

The style you want

Another difficult aspect of your renovation project is having a clear idea of your design. What will help both you and your renovations company in the long run is establishing some kind of folio with design inspiration, or other complete projects that you would like to emulate. A good tool to use is Pinterest. A design consultant will not only be able to factor in your ideas, but they’ll also be able to give you recommendations that will enhance the look and feel of your renovation. After all, they are the professionals.

How will it impact your home?

Identifying the impact of the renovation is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself before you begin. Using a builder that both designs and builds, means that Supa Group can work with you to allow you to stay in your home while the works are being carried out. One of the determining factors with this is whether bathroom facilities are available during the renovation. If you can’t stay in the house during the extension, the cost of renting also needs to be factored into your budget.

You will also have to make sure that your renovations are made in alignment with your lifestyle choices. For example, if you’re planning on renovating to help you sell your home, then focusing on the external appearance may be the better choice. Alternatively, if you’re purely renovating for extra space for future family members, then functionality and space is more important.

Renovating your home might be a challenge, but as long as you take the time to plan your project, you’ll end with a dream outcome. If you have any questions about renovation planning or the extension process, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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