Layout And Planning Your Basement

As you draw up the plan for the basement and designate specific areas, stick to the goal of creating a warm, welcoming space and make every square foot count. If the basement looks inviting as you walk down the stairs, you'll want to go there often. Comfortable furniture, pleasing colours, decorative accents on the walls and on shelving, and a warming fireplace are the hallmarks of a pleasant, welcoming room. Certain decisions have to be made at this point to ensure you fulfill your family’s needs according to everyone’s respective activities.[...]

WHY OVER 80 % ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS NEVER GETS BUILD

It may surprise you to learn that over 80% of designs never get built. Why? They came in way over budget. The reason for this is simple. Architects design renovations that meet a consumer’s brief rather than their budget. While budgets are generally discussed with architects at the briefing stage, [...]

NOT PLANNING YOUR BUDGET

The consumers make when renovating their home is when they either understate their budget or refuse to set one. It’s important to establish the fundamentals before the design work commences otherwise you will find yourself constantly redesigning your home and struggling to hit the target budget. If you are in [...]

NOT PLANNING YOUR DEADLINE

Do you have an immovable hard and fast deadline for handover? Do you need to have your major renovation completely finished by Christmas or before a new family member arrives? If you have a fixed deadline then it’s a good idea to share this with your builder before you start [...]

NOT PLANNING YOUR LIVING SITUATION DURING CONSTRUCTION

Depending on the size and complexity of your renovation, you may have to partially or completely move out of your home for the construction work to take place. If you are able to just live in a section of your house during work, be prepared for construction noise during [...]

NOT PLANNING YOUR SELECTIONS

While it may appear there is no rush to decide on the color and style of your bathroom tiles before you sign a building contract it’s important to realize every selection decision has the potential to delay your project. Tiles for instance may have to be ordered up to 4… [...]

HOW TO FIND A SPECIALIST RENOVATIONS BUILDER FOR YOU

Start by doing your initial research online. Check out builders’ websites and Facebook pages looking at their reviews, customer testimonials, the information they are providing and the organizations they belong to. Narrow it down to a list of no more than 3 custom builders who specialize in renovations. Make contact [...]

things_you_must_know_before_designing_a_home

Download eBook "Discover the Secrets To Building Your Perfect How"



7things_you_must_ask

Download eBook "Why Is Building A New Home So Expensive?"



yourguide_to

Download eBook "How To Create The Perfect Home Without Moving"