Are you aware that over 80% of building designs never get built?
And that underestimating the build cost during the design process is why these designs never see the light of day! Your budget is only one of the things you need to be aware of when designing your renovation.
Our team have been renovating and restoring homes around Brisbane suburbs for the past 29 years. This article will cover what to be aware of before designing your perfect home renovation. This is step 1 of our 7 step series on '7 Things You Must Know Before Designing Your Renovation'.
What's your budget?
Knowing the answer to this question is your first objective before you talk to anyone; you need to know how much you can afford and what you would like to spend. This amount must be disclosed during the design process, so you can avoid being one of the designs that never sees the light of day.
Won't you pay more if you disclose your budget? No! Here's why...
The popular belief, that if you disclose a larger budget you will pay more, is far from the truth. A professional will design to suit your budget. Disclosing your renovation budget openly with the designer and builder you'll be able to achieve the results sooner rather than not at all.
It's hugely important to establish these parameters before you begin the design process otherwise you'll be constantly redesigning your project to meet your target budget.
If your budget doesn't quite stretch to meet the size and quality of the renovation you are looking to build, a professional designer can make recommendations on where to cut back based on your priorities.
Before you contact a Building Designer to design your next project it would be wise to contact a builder who specialises in renovation. Don't spend thousands of dollars on plans and documentation - remember you don't want to be one of the 80% who don't actually build.