It’s well known how the simple thought of renovating can give you hot flashes and make you feel sick.
I won’t deny it, going through one can be a challenging experience that many times makes you want to have never embarked on it on the first place.
BUT, it’s also true that having a surrounding that responds to your unique lifestyle allows you to carry a better balanced life. With this final goal in mind, you can avoid reno-aches (renovation+headaches) by starting your process the right way, and one first step is knowing what you really want, need and can afford.
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These are some basic questions that will help you figure out a more strategic vision for your new outdoors.
- Do you want to encourage wildlife (birds) to be regular visitors to your landscape?
- Do you need more privacy? or do you prefer a more open space?
- What kind of activities do you dream to have in your new outdoors? Keep it real, you cannot have a swimming pool in an 5 ft x 5 ft space.
- How many people would you like to host in your gathering? for example, will a space for a dining room 0f 8-seats be enough? And how frequent are you planning to be entertaining large groups? This helps to prioritize.
- Do you have in mind already a specific focal point for your space? for example, imagine you have a few sculptures you want to display, this information will serve as a guideline to the designer.
- What colors and materials you love, and which ones you hate?
- Budget…what is the maximum amount you’re able to invest on this project without provoking yourself having a heart attack? This is essential for a more efficient process and realistic plan proposal.
So again, assess your needs, wants and wishes before anything start taking shape to provide a clearer picture to the team that will work with you to make your renovation a reality.
Click HERE to download a beautiful pdf file with the questionnaire. A workbook style, that you can fill out to start your process right at this moment.
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