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How to Plan a House Renovation: Secrets to a Smooth Remodel

How to plan a house renovation

How to Plan a House Renovation: Secrets to a Smooth Remodel

It’s no secret that remodelling your home can be as stressful as exciting. Setbacks, budgets, and timelines can become overwhelming in all the excitement, so we’ve created a guide to let you know how to plan a house renovation smoothly! Read on to learn more.

Have a Budget—and Stick to It!

First, set a budget before starting any home interior renovations. A strict budget to stick to it is the most important part of renovation planning. If you choose to work with HomePro, we will provide a detailed cost estimate based on projects recently completed, so no hidden costs pop up unexpectedly. If the estimate exceeds the budget, we can work with you to revise it and help you find the right solutions for your renovation project.

Think about timing

Look at your end date and work backward if you’re renovating for a particular event or holiday. To avoid disappointment, be sure to pencil in up to a month of wiggle room in case of delays in the process.


Talk to people who have done similar work, check out online tools or have an informal chat with a builder. Talk to your council to see whether you need any resource consent. Take the time and check whether there are any restrictions on what you can do with your property. HomePro has a lot of experience in this area, so the team is happy to help you navigate council regulations.

Choose the right company

The right company working on your renovation is the difference between your dream home and a remodelling nightmare. Choose a company that has plenty of experience, and be sure to read previous customer testimonials. HomePro has been delivering quality renovation projects since 2005, with hundreds of happy and satisfied customers.

We are your ‘one-stop shop’ for home renovation projects. Our NZ-qualified, experienced, and trustworthy team provides design knowledge and experience. We also have the trades required to complete Auckland interior, kitchen, and bathroom renovations from start to finish. Our resources enable us to offer full project management with daily progress updates.

Be realistic

One of the best things you can do while renovating your house is to manage your expectations. HomePro has vast experience in renovation projects that will enable you to set a realistic timeline. However, it is important to note that renovations may take longer than expected, especially if you live on-site while work is happening.

HomePro will be with you through the entire design and planning stages, which may take several months before any building starts to ensure we get all the details correct and to your satisfaction. Various issues can arise during a build or renovation, meaning plans must change. HomePro will make sure you understand the time and cost implications changes have. Our communication with you ensures we can swiftly resolve issues and we stay in full communication with you throughout the entire project.

Ready to renovate?

If you are ready to start your home renovation in Auckland, talk to the team at HomePro to alleviate the hassle. HomePro professionally manages projects, providing daily progress updates. After an initial meeting with you and consultation with our interior designers, to discuss your requirements, HomePro will produce a detailed plan of your project with a clear estimate of costs and timeline. Our team will then fine-tune your estimate to meet any changes to your project’s specifications and fit your budget. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

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