5 Important Tips For Planning

Your Home Renovation Project

Today, more than ever before, people are choosing to renovate their homes in lieu of building a new home. When comparing the price of a new home vs renovations, many realize that it's far less costly to do a renovation. Heilman's Renovation work together with many people to help them renovate their homes. Perhaps the homeowner loves the neighborhood that they're living in, perhaps all of the amenities are nearby. It may be near schools or shopping.

Bathrooms and kitchens are the most common rooms to renovate. They're the ones that have the biggest return on investment for homeowners. The more planned out the renovation process, the better the entire experience is going to be.

Here are some suggestions to help you with your kitchen or bathroom renovations.


It's important to keep a realistic budget for your renovations. This will save you a lot of time and money and it will help you to match the right products to your renovation so that you're not exceeding your budget. You'll be able to follow your project along on a spreadsheet so that you can see where you're at on the project at any given time. Remember, there are always hidden costs such as repairs or plumbing or even electrical that must be updated along the way.

Do Your Homework

Many choose to keep a scrapbook while they're doing renovations so that they can stay organized. Here they can gather information, keep track of expenses and jot down notes. They can follow specific vendors and add photos of things that they like.

Professional Advice

Designers are experts at helping to design kitchens and bathrooms for your needs. They can assist you in designing the right blueprints for your specific needs. They can help you to make sure that your new design will be up to code and standards. They can also help you to stay within your budget. Designers can also help you in other areas of your home such as the laundry area, office, wine bar, mudroom and more.


Renovations can take as long as six months. It will depend on the size of the project. No time is the right time for a remodel. You're going to have to work around the renovations for awhile or live elsewhere. Keep track of timelines and remember that some projects may interfere with holidays, special events and the like.


Hiring the right installer for a project is important to the success of your renovation project. You'll have to leave it up to them to ensure the final product. There are many ways to go about installations. You can do part of it and hire someone or you can let someone do all of it. It's not recommended that you do it yourself unless you've done this before.