Renovations of all kinds can be stressful. Between making decisions, coordinating with your design team and hoping nothing unexpected throws the entire thing off track, there’s a lot to juggle. With a luxury renovation, there’s often even more at stake. These tricks will keep your next upscale overhaul on schedule and on budget.
Establish a vision from the beginning. Whether you’re building from the ground up or just overhauling a single room, a clear view of what your end goal is will make the whole process smoother. Use a physical or digital design board and make sure you’re on the same page with your team about what’s negotiable and what’s not.
Be realistic about the time you can commit. Many people want to play a part in their renovation, whether it’s selecting the furniture or helping with the demolition. After all, it’s your home. However, many also discover that these things are a lot more time consuming when you have to juggle them in between day-to-day activities. If you have to delay parts of the process because you just don’t have the time to allocate, your timeline is going to stretch out. If you’re worried about this, consider delegating some of those tasks to the experts.
Encourage communication. Everyone who’s part of your renovation—be it builders, architects, tradespeople or designers—will have to communicate smoothly and be up to date on design changes or decisions. Make sure you’re communicating too. Some homeowners opt to hire a project manager to oversee large-scale renovations, which can go a long way to keeping them on schedule and making sure everyone is on the same page.
Be responsive. Even if you’ve hired a project manager, you’ll still be required to take charge of certain aspects during your renovation. Quotes or shipments may need to be signed off on, renderings might need to be approved. The quicker you can respond to these, the more likely your project is to stay on its timeline. An entire project phase might hinge on your approval, so responding to your team quickly is crucial.