Preparing for Home renovation. With the plethora of Home and Garden Television Programs currently on the air, many of us have caught the “Renovation bug”, that inexplicable desire to gut and rebuild our homes and create our dream home. When one embarks on renovating their home, he or she wants to create a proper stage for the lives of the people they love or for themselves. Home renovation process is a very creating activity that helps one to unleash their aspirations and that of their family members. It is important to note that, the process of renovating one’s home is generally broken down into the following steps; planning, research as well as adaptability. SO how do you go about renovating o Be Realistic – If you live in a bungalow and you’re redoing the basement family room and you love urban loft living, 14′ ceilings and downtown views – you’re not going to get it. Renovations should be made to have your house have a complementary flair and not to make it as an overhaul. o Have a detailed budget for your project. – Calculate EVERYTHING from the nuts and bolts to the silks and light plates. The contractor hired should share in your vision as this make sure that you get what you really want. Before making the final decision, meet with at least three designers or contactors. o Don’t sweat the small stuff – If for some reason something is delayed beyond anyone’s expectations its not going to do you any good to explode and send your blood pressure through the ceiling. Of course before you can begin ANY renovation, you need to find out “who you are” and “what is your style”. List down the kind of styles that you are really passionate about, is it the modern, transitional, eclectic or urban styles. You cannot successfully begin this process without being able to firmly state what your style is and what the goal for your renovation is and how you live your life. One of the biggest and most expensive renovating projects in around your home is the kitchen. Therefore, when designing and planning to renovate your kitchen it is important that it should be designed according to ones lifestyle and growing needs. It is important to keep in mind that the kitchen is one of the places that determine the resell value of your home so it should be designed well. When designing it, take note of the minor details such as the lighting, storage items not forgetting thr hardwares such as the flooring and the cabinets. It is only you who can determine which space is enough for your family and so you should not take the designers word for it. To know whether the space, is enough for you, it is good to go through the plan once again and determine it. It is only the owner of the home who is able to determine their space needs for their family. The bathroom is the next complicated room to be renovated, as it has endless styles, choices and selections to choose from. When planning to renovate the bathroom, the door should never impede the use of any fixture.