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. Whether you are contemplating renovating, restoring or redecorating your home, in essence what you are really striving to do is to create the proper stage for your lives and the lives of our families and friends. Changing your home can be an incredibly enjoyable process that frees your inner creativity while expanding our understanding of ourselves, our families and our aspirations. The key to renovating your home well can be broken down to researching, planning and adaptability. How to approach your renovation 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. However, if you want it to have a contemporary flair with warmth, sexiness and edge, then that is completely achievable. 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. Make sure to meet with at least 3 Designers or Contractors prior to making a decision. If something has delayed for some reason beyond your control, it is good not to stress it out. before one begins the renovation process, it may be good to define what your style really is and who you really are. Are you passionate about Traditional, Contemporary, Transitional, Modern, Urban, Zen, Ethnic or Eclectic styles? One should be able to fully define their goals that should be achieved ultimately and even their style. 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. Always keep in mind as well that your kitchen is critical to the resale of your home, so plan wisely. When designing it, it is good to take in details regarding storage, lighting as well as the hardware’s such as flooring and the cabinet. 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. This is because, no one really knows what your family wants except you. The next most important area in a home renovation and nearly as complicated as a Kitchen with its endless choices, selections and style is your Bathroom. When planning to renovate the bathroom, the door should never impede the use of any fixture.