Interior Renovation Checklist

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Firstly, ask yourself the following:

✔Have you determined your budget?

✔Have you thought about your top priorities?

✔Have you checked your calendar for the most convenient time of year to renovate?

✔Have you considered how the renovation will affect the way you live and how you’ll work around it?

✔ Have you checked how removing walls will affect the weight-bearing of the home?

✔ Have you established the thematic look and style of your interiors? 

 

Now, consider if each item is must-have, nice-to-have, or not important…

Should I renovate, add or extend?

  • Kitchen/scullery
  • Bathroom/ensuite
  • Bedroom
  • Living area
  • Study/office area
  • Laundry
  • Kids playroom 
  • Media room/home theatre
  • Garage, basement or attic conversion
  • Home gym
  • Spa room
  • Entryway
  • Sunroom/conservatory

What is my renovation purpose?

  • Future-proofing (retirement) 
  • Child-proofing
  • Luxury renovation
  • Eco-renovation
  • Updating
  • Increasing space/storage
  • Creating indoor/outdoor flow
  • Pet-friendly renovation

Design, Style + Layout

  • Windows – particular style, shape or size
  • Window dressings - roller blinds, Venetian blinds, shutters etc.
  • Natural light – large windows, skylights etc.
  • Open plan design 
  • Staircases and railings
  • Doors – sliding, bifold, french doors etc. 
  • Models/furniture - repurposed, modern, luxury etc.  

Storage + Cabinetry

  • Shelving storage & storage cupboards
  • Drawers
  • Built-in storage 
  • Walk-in-wardrobes
  • Wall hooks
  • Window seat with built-in storage
  • Under-stair storage
  • Increasing attic/basement/garage storage

Appliances + Electricals

  • Powerpoints
  • Wiring for TV, music or Internet
  • Automated smart home systems
  • Smart security systems
  • Wall-mounted TV screens
  • Lighting – feature or task lighting, dimmers etc.
  • Ventilation – ducted system or other
  • Heating & cooling – HVACs, fans, radiators, fireplaces etc.
  • Underfloor heating

Finishings

  • Insulation – underfloor, walls and/or ceiling
  • Flooring – wood, tiles, carpet, concrete etc.
  • Walls - wood, tiles, stone, cork etc. 
  • Paint - colour, brand, feature walls  
  • Carpentry work
  • Benchtops - laminate, stone, Corian, wood etc.
  • Splashbacks - glass, stone, tiles etc.

 

Where to from here?

Get in touch to discuss your renovation!

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