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Renovate part of your home

Renovate Part of Your Home


Renovating part of your home can significantly enhance your living space, increase property value, and improve functionality. Whether it's updating a kitchen, remodeling a bathroom, or transforming a basement into a livable area, home renovations can provide both aesthetic and practical benefits. The process involves careful planning, budgeting, and execution to achieve the desired results efficiently and cost-effectively.


  1. Houzz - Offers a plethora of design ideas, contractor recommendations, and tools for planning your renovation.
  2. HomeAdvisor - Connects you with local professionals for various home improvement projects and provides cost estimates.
  3. This Old House - Features expert advice, how-to guides, and inspirational stories on home renovations.
  4. HGTV - Provides renovation ideas, DIY tips, and video tutorials to help guide your project.
  5. The Spruce - Offers practical advice on home improvement, maintenance, and decorating.

Example SMART Goals

  1. Complete a full kitchen remodel by replacing the countertops, cabinets, and appliances within a budget of $15,000 by the end of the next 6 months.
  2. Convert the basement into a functional living area with a guest bedroom and bathroom, completing the project within 9 months and staying within a $25,000 budget.
  3. Redesign the master bathroom to include a walk-in shower, double vanity, and new flooring, aiming for a completion date within 4 months and a budget of $10,000.
  4. Update the living room with new flooring, a fresh coat of paint, and built-in shelving units within 3 months, keeping the costs under $5,000.
  5. Install energy-efficient windows throughout the house to reduce energy bills by 20%, completing the installation within 2 months and staying within a $10,000 budget.

Example Habits

  1. Dedicate 1 hour every weekend to research and plan the renovation project, ensuring all aspects are thoroughly considered.
  2. Set aside a specific budget each month to save for the renovation, helping to avoid financial strain when the project begins.
  3. Regularly review and update a project timeline to stay on track with the renovation milestones and deadlines.
  4. Communicate weekly with contractors and suppliers to monitor progress and address any issues promptly.
  5. Allocate time each evening to declutter and organize the space being renovated, making the area ready for the next phase of work.

Note this information is not a substitute for a professional advice and varies from person to person.