6 Things to Keep in Mind When Starting a Home Reno Project

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Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or just starting out, there are some things you will need to keep in mind before starting a home renovation project. From determining your budget and setting up a timeline to selecting the right paint colours for your walls, here are 6 tips that will help make your next home reno project go smoothly:

1. Home renovations are about more than just the upgrades you’re making.

When you’re thinking about starting a renovation project, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the upgrades you want to make. But don’t forget that renovations are also about more than just the end result. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re planning your next project:

  • The process matters more than the result. If you’re not into DIY projects or learning new skills, then maybe home renovations aren’t for you–but if they are something that interests you and motivates you toward self-improvement (even if only slightly), then go for it! You’ll learn so much from this experience that will make whatever improvements happen as a result even sweeter.
  • Enjoying yourself is important too! It can be tempting when starting something new–especially when working with tools or materials that could potentially be dangerous–to try too hard and stress yourself out by taking on too much at once or trying too many things at once (like painting while putting up drywall). Be patient with yourself; slow down; breathe deeply; enjoy each step along the way as much as possible…and don’t worry if things take longer than expected!

2. The best way to set yourself up for success is by planning ahead.

As you begin to plan your renovation, it’s important to keep in mind that the best way to set yourself up for success is by planning ahead. By planning ahead, you can avoid mistakes and save yourself time and money along the way. Planning ahead also helps keep budgets on track, keeps projects on schedule and helps homeowners know what to expect throughout their renovations.

3. It’s important to track and measure your progress to stay on track with your timeline.

As you go through the process of renovating your home, it’s important to keep track of your progress. This will help ensure that you stay on schedule and budget.

Here are some tips for keeping track:

  • Keep a list of all the work that has been done so far. This can include pictures or video footage if necessary.
  • Use a whiteboard or spreadsheet to track tasks as they’re completed, along with how long it took to complete each task, how much money was spent on each task (including materials), and when certain parts of the project are due by (for example, when appliances need to be installed).
  • Use calendars to keep track of when things were finished or due–this way there won’t be any surprises!

4. The right tools make all the difference when it comes to getting the job done right.

As you’re planning your project, take a moment to consider the tools you’ll need. The right tools make all the difference when it comes to getting the job done right.

As with any project, do your research and buy the best quality tools that you can afford. If possible, look for used equipment or ask friends if they have anything lying around their garage that might work for your project. Buying used is usually cheaper than buying new; however, there are benefits to buying new as well:

  • New tools come with warranties from reputable manufacturers who stand behind their products; this gives consumers peace of mind when using those products for years after purchase (and helps avoid having to buy another one!).
  • Since these companies typically sell hundreds of thousands of these items each year worldwide–and since they’ve been making them longer than anyone else has existed–they know what works best based on experience gained through decades worth of feedback from satisfied customers like yourself!

5. When it comes to painting your house, you have many options in terms of paint colours and finishes, especially when it comes to exterior coats.

When it comes to painting your house, you have many options in terms of paint colours and finishes, especially when it comes to exterior coats.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right paint colour for your home:

  • Choose a colour that will last. The lifespan of a paint job depends on many factors including exposure to UV light, climate conditions (hot/cold) and even how well-maintained it is over time. The best way to ensure that your exterior coat lasts as long as possible is by choosing one that has been formulated with high-quality ingredients that can withstand environmental factors such as wind or rain without flaking off easily from exposed surfaces like wood or metal shingles.
  • Choose one that complements the architecture of your house while complementing the surrounding landscapes at the same time! For example, if there’s already an abundance of green grass around then maybe consider going with something more neutral like grey instead. This will help prevent any clashes between colours over time.

6. Even if you haven’t done a lot of DIY projects before, starting a home renovation project is easier than you think!

The first step is to do some research and get your tools and materials ready. Start by researching what kind of project you want to do. You’ll find lots of inspiration online on sites like Pinterest–they have great ideas. If there’s anything specific we can help with please let us know in advance so we can give advice ahead of time rather than trying to learn something new while working together later down the line!


There are many ways to get started with home renovations. Whether you want to redo your kitchen, bathroom or exterior of your house, it’s important to plan ahead and know what kind of budget you have available before starting any project. The good news is that there are plenty of resources out there that can help! We offer free tips and advice on how best to prepare yourself before starting a project. As well as helpful guides on how much it costs for materials needed for each phase (i.e.: demolition).