It can be a really exciting time when the week or the month comes along to renovate your house. Equally, though, it can be lined and riddled with headaches that you otherwise could have avoided had you just put in a bit of extra thought and research. Houses and apartments have many facets to them, including numerous rooms which you will need to go through and decide which one you will renovate and which one you won’t. Once you have ascertained this, you will be somewhat closer to actually kicking off proceedings with the designer and builder and manufacturer. Here’s to a good renovation.
The kitchen is arguably the focal point
The place where you cook and prepare meals for the family, store those delicious treats in the fridge and put on shelves the canned goods that will serve you in the long term – that might be the place you want to consider first when jotting down the select rooms you wish to have renovated. You could have nice cupboards installed and the flashiest marble counter tops put in. There are particularly great companies out there like Brilliant SA that are really good at doing this. You need to demand and insist on professional service and great communication throughout, making sure you get good bang for your buck – not just in terms of the physical product but also the service that goes with it.
But then there’s also a bathroom or two
The place you hang out in the privacy of your own home, doing your thing or relaxing in the bath, taking a nice shower or tending to your makeup in front of the mirror – this too needs an overhaul now and then. From some lovely tiling to some great fittings that were otherwise looking quite grubby, these can be replaced for you. There are probably a lot of advances in design and renovation technology since the last time your bathroom had a makeover. Get some mixers instead of taps and get yourself a soft close toilet seat – arguably the greatest of the bathroom luxuries. You might even want to have his and hers vanities and basins put in. This can really sort out an argument in the evening, when instead of jostling for position toward the tap and basing and toothbrush, you can brush those teeth of yours alongside each other. This really can save a marriage for a lot of people.
And how about that separate laundromat
Some houses have the laundry in the same kitchen or perhaps even adjacent to a bedroom. How nice it is to have this in a room of its own. Talk to the designer and the builder and the architect and see how you can go about making this dream come true for yourself. You can pile the laundry and the washing machine and the dryer in the same room, out of sight while you are in the kitchen tending the eating needs of your family who are hungry and eventually need some clean clothes.