Long-range planning isn’t just for big businesses—it’s also a good idea to develop a plan for refreshing your house.
When it comes to deciding which house repair or renewal projects to start on first, think about what’s most important to you and how long you want to stay in your house. If you’re planning to move soon, you may want to tackle projects with good return on investment. If you want to stay in your home for a long, long time, consider the projects that will be most meaningful to you, and prioritize them in order of importance.
Projects can vary depending on the scope, the home and the owners’ preferences, but if you want to redo your living room, for example, and don’t have the money to do it all at one time, consider going about the project in stages. You could start by painting the walls, next changing the flooring, and then adding millwork like crown molding.
This Old House offers a wonderful “Home Improvement Directory” on its website, and HGTV.com shares about “Getting Your Remodel Off to a Good Start” specifically related to kitchen renovations. You can check out these resources for more information to help you get started making a timeline for refreshing your home.