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A property that needs a significant amount of work can be very inexpensive to buy, however, ensuring you have the time, patience and the money to carry out an extensive renovating project should be looked into wisely, so you have confidence that it is a task you can manage.

Dependent on how large the project is, do be aware that house renovations will often need your undivided attention to ensure a professional finish.Whether you have recently purchased a property for renovating or are looking to make significant changes in your own home, check out these useful tips and tricks for completing a successful renovation project.

Plan the design

Before any changes are made, it would be wise to come up with a vague design plan in terms of the structural modifications and interior décor choices you are looking to make. If you are very much a newbie and are unsure of how to get started, you could take a look at websites such as Pinterest and Houzz to get some inspirational ideas. Structural aspects will need to be accepted by a professional builder to ensure they are safe and achievable.

You could start the planning process by creating lists and mood boards to show family and friends as a way of gaining some feedback and giving yourself a visual taste on what the overall design may look like.

Accommodating for extra space

If your home is a little on the small side, you may be considering the very best ways to expand the space you have. If some rooms are cramped and dingy, you could knock down walls in-between to create an open-plan living space that is much more inviting for relaxing and socializing. It will also give off much more natural light and allow for easier traffic flow.

To give the illusion of a larger space, be aware of the color tones you are using on the walls. Neutral tones such as white, cream, beige or pastels are the best option, while correctly-placed mirrors can reflect the natural light and can make a room look double the size. In some cases, it would always be worth thinking about extending the property if you need extra room, however, do be aware that extension costs will depend on a number of factors including the likes of site access, ground condition, location, and size.


When all of the structural work is complete, it’s time to think about how to add a personal touch to the interior. Here are some ideas you may like to think about:

Mix up furniture and accessory styles

You don’t have to go out and buy brand-new furniture and accessories when renovating. You may be able to use some of your own cushions, blankets, and chairs within the new interior design. Not only does this allow you to mix textures, patterns and styles add interest to a room, but it will also save you money.

For example, while minimalist furniture gives your home a contemporary finish; antique furniture can add a touch of charm – so mix and match both styles to give your home that unique edge. You may have antique furniture pieces in storage that are family heirlooms but have never known how to incorporate them into your decor.

If you’re unsure about their old-fashioned appearance, why not paint the item to give it a new lease of new life? Be aware that most brand-new furniture comes flat-pack and can be difficult to assemble if you don’t consider yourself a DIY expert. Why not look for Miami furniture assembly companies who can do the job for you?


Dependent on which rooms you’re looking to renovate, think about the type of flooring that would be best suited to your home. There are several options to choose from when renovating including the likes of carpet, hardwood, tiles or vinyl and each will differ on costs and the benefits they provide. If you want to find out more, take a look at these different flooring options.

Wall art

Adding art to the walls will give the room character. Be sure that pieces are hung at eye level so they can be seen and admired. If you aren’t keen on large pieces of artwork dominating a space, then grouped pictures can also look very effective.


As previously mentioned, the amount of light within a room provides a certain atmosphere. Before you purchase any artificial lighting, assess how much natural light there is to work with. Use a mixture of floor lamps, table lamps and wall lights throughout the home to create different ambiances.