How to renovate with confidence

For most homeowners, the idea of starting a home renovation can be stressful and concerning. In fact, according to a survey released by room visualisation tool company, DigitalMedia, only 5% out of 1,100 consumers feel extremely confident in going about the process of renovation. That’s a small number of positive consumers!


The simple truth is, no matter how well you plan, home renovation is full of uncertainty. But, in the renovation game, the key to succeed is to always bring in the pros. You can give yourself a huge sense of relief by taking your project to those with the experience and knowledge. As uncertain as you may be - which is completely normal - an expert in the home renovation field can point you in the right direction and guide you with the correct steps in starting your dream renovation project. This will save you trouble and a lot of stress! Once you have the clear guidance and idea of how things should be done, home renovation will become a breeze.

Take a look at below some tips you can follow to renovate with confidence.

1.   Hire Project Managers

When in doubt, hire Project Managers. Project Managers will be with you every step of your project from Day 1 till the end and can spot potential issues beforehand so you can take preemptive measures once the work is underway. Project Managers can create proper planning for you and can take a hard look at your budget - you can just tell them what you envision and they can have it magically done for you. Easy!

2. Work with an Experienced Team

Having an Experienced Team who will takeover your renovation is the best predictor of satisfaction! You don’t have to stress yourself too much on what to do next or what’s still missing because you have a team working for you all the way through. At i-Renovate, we have specialists who are available to be contracted to your requirements. We have the expertise to ensure your project runs smoothly and always treats work with personal attention to offer a renovation that’s exactly tailored to what you want.

3. Ask for Testimonials

Chances are, you’ll have a lot of options when deciding which renovation pro to go with. If you’re unsure of the kind of quality work you’re going to receive, check the reviews sections or ask for testimonials. Try searching for their websites and look for sample works or case studies. You can also check their social media pages for online reviews posted by their previous clients. This will give you a bigger picture of whether a contractor is fit for your project or not.

4. Stay Involved

Your involvement throughout the project is important. You can plan weekly meetings or at important project phases to check in how your project is going. Crucial points like the demolition phase or tile installations require meetings to set proper expectations or if you have further instructions you want to relay with your team. 

If you still have further questions and are curious to know more about renovation topics and ideas, feel free to email Andy at or give us a call at 0800 476 688.

Emily Willis