Secrets to a Seamless Home Renovation

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Fixing up your home can seem like a pretty daunting undertaking. But, there's good news: we have a few tricks up our sleeves to make the process smooth and straightforward. Careful planning and attention to detail can make renovating your home a lot less stressful and result in a calming space you'll love for years to come. We're sharing 3 key tips every homeowner should follow to turn a big project into something a lot more manageable. Alayna Hermans and the NEAT Method Virginia Beach team walked us through how they applied these tips to a recent client renovation. 

1: Pre-Renovation Edit

The client's project started with an unexpected twist—a water leak that required major renovations. But every cloud has a silver lining, and in this case, it was the chance for a complete home refresh. Before diving into the remodel, the NEAT Method Virginia Beach team kicked things off with a pre-renovation edit. This wasn't just about decluttering; it was about envisioning the future of the space. By carefully editing belongings with the client before the renovation began, they were able to get a better understanding of exactly what needed accommodating in the designs. This set the stage for a transformation that was not only about fixing what was broken but elevating the home to a new level of function and aesthetics.

2: Temporary Living Plan

Living through a renovation is no small feat, especially when your kitchen and essential living spaces are a construction zone. This is where temporary living plans came into play. Alayna and her team reworked the existing kitchen and laundry/mudroom spaces, ensuring they remained functional and livable despite the ongoing remodel happening nearby. The temporary setup helped maintain a sense of normalcy and flow in the home, making the renovation period less disruptive to the family's daily routines.

3: Storage Design Consultation

As the renovation unfolded, transforming an under-stairs coat closet into a dream pantry and a utilitarian closet into a chic wet bar, the NEAT Method Virginia Beach team was there, ensuring these new spaces would be as practical as they were beautiful. Through meticulous storage design consultations, they delved into the nitty-gritty of what the family really needed from these spaces. Every shelf, drawer, and storage solution was thoughtfully designed to maximize functionality, blending seamlessly with the home's aesthetic and ensuring that everything fit. Through this collaborative process they ensured that the final spaces were not just renovated areas but true enhancements to the family's daily life.

A Home Reimagined

For this client, a seamless transformation was possible with the right approach and the right team. Alayna and her team didn't just organize; they reimagined the way this family lived in their space. From the initial edit to the temporary living setup, all the way through to the organization of completed spaces, they made sure that every step of the renovation process included attention to detail and an understanding of the family's needs.

If you're staring down a home renovation and wondering how to get through it, keep these points in mind. With your local NEAT Method team by your side, you're not just renovating your home; you're setting the stage for a new chapter of life, filled with calm and ease.


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