managing property renovations

We know that managing property renovations can take up a lot of precious time and energy. Whether you are redecorating a room or embarking on a full renovation, it takes a lot of planning and effort if you want your changes and renovations to go smoothly.

With this in mind, here are some of our top tips for managing property renovations effectively…

Focus on One Project at a Time

If possible, you should try to renovate one room or area of your property at a time. This will help you to keep on top of everything that needs to be done, and if you’re actually living in the property, it can help you maintain some sense of normality by having other areas of your home to spend time in.

However, there might also be some situations where you can’t renovate in this way. When you first move into a property, there might be some rooms that need sorting right away and that you have to attend to for various reasons. What’s more, if you need to engage in a big project such as totally rewiring the property, or sorting the plumbing and pipes in difficult places you will likely need to do this all at once. Make sure you effectively plan your renovations with this in mind. You don’t want to end up with renovations staggered around your home if you can help it, as it can be very stressful!

Make the most of Storage

When decorating or renovation a room, you need to make sure that you find plenty of room for all of your furniture and belongings so that they don’t get damaged. Trying to decorate around furniture can be difficult, and you might also need to fully empty the room if you are going to tackle the floors or carpets at any point.

For this reason, self-storage might be a good idea for a short period. There are several self-storage facilities in the Bromley area– check out a list of them here. You will be able to put all your bulky furniture here so it is safe whilst you get your property sorted, and you can focus on getting through your renovations without worrying about where your furniture is going to go.

Eye on the prize!

If you are trying to renovate your home around a work or family life then we sympathise that this might be hard and time-consuming. There will be days when you come home and the last thing that you want to do is start decorating! However, by maintaining your efforts even a bit at a time when it comes to the renovations, it means your home goals are much more likely to stay on track.

You need to work out how you can best keep yourself motivated to get the job done. Try to break the project down as much as possible and give yourself a small target to reach each day. As an example, you could decide that you want to give a wall a single coat of paint. Before you know it, the whole room could be painted!

Renovating your home can take a lot of time and effort, and it can seem to take forever. However, with the right planning and structure, you will hopefully be able to get through your renovations as quickly as possible. Managing them yourself can be a lot of work – especially if you have a busy household – but it is also a great way for you to ensure that everything is finished to a good standard.


Liked our tips for managing property renovations? See the Bromley Property Company blog for more tips and advice when it comes to your property