So, you want to transform your home into a rainbow castle with 16 bedrooms, a home theatre, a bowling alley, and a built-in slippery-dip from the top floor to the swimming pool?
Yep – that’s possible. The only catch is, you’ll need a pretty hefty budget and an extremely flexible timeframe.
The truth is, while almost anything is possible, our competent team of builders can only deliver so much within the confines of your timeline and budget.
In this article, we’ll look at the limitations that dictate what’s possible in your upcoming renovation project in more detail. Then, we’ll discuss the best way to get the renovation you want within those limitations.
3 Limitations that Affect What’s Possible in Your Renovation
If you’re in the midst of planning home renovations, you might not be 100 percent certain what is and isn’t possible. You might find yourself asking:
- Can we add a door here?
- Can we build over the garage?
- Can we install a hot-tub on the verandah?
While those things are possible, they’re not necessarily realistic. Let’s have a look at 3 limitations that will impact the scope of your renovation.
The logistics of your ideas will affect whether or not you can go ahead and add them to your plans. Here are some of the logistical restrictions you will face:
- Your plans must conform to any council building regulations.
- Your plans must take into consideration the availability of materials and products. If you want hard-to-source materials for your renovation, you’ll need to plan to purchase them well in advance.
- Your plans must obey the laws of physics. No hovering bathtubs… yet.
Chances are, you’re on a fairly strict budget for your upcoming renovation. That doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the outcome you desire, but it can mean making a few compromises along the way.
Need your renovation done before Christmas? Want things complete ASAP so you can get your property on the market? These strict deadlines will impact what’s possible in you upcoming renovation project.
How to Get What You Want Within These Limitations
Ever heard the phrase, “honesty is the best policy”? Well, it’s true.
First, you need to be honest with yourself. Avoid getting carried away with the latest trends as seen on reality TV. Forget what you read in high-end interior design magazines. You can achieve a high-quality, absolutely stunning result without going over budget and working past your deadline.
Then, be honest with your builder. Here at RMW Built, we work closely with our clients to come up with a realistic renovation solution.
With years of experience, we know exactly how to turn an idea into a reality on time and on budget. We understand that every project – and client – is unique. We can create a plan that is tailored to your requirements.