An apartment renovation project can be a tremendously complicated undertaking, with numerous challenges to deal with and obstacles to overcome at every turn. You can find yourself quickly bogged down with the details and totally neglect certain tasks and issues that are equally important as the primary construction work. It can be especially challenging during the later stages of the renovation, when there are multiple tasks going on at the same time.
One of the ways by which you can stay on top of things during every stage of the process is planning out the renovation work in detail. Figure out what exactly needs to be done and in what order. You will probably want to start with the kitchen and the bathroom where the plumbing and electrical systems pose specific challenges.
While you are at it, don’t forget to upgrade your electrical systems and your plumbing. Your needs have likely grown since you moved in, and everyone could always use some more sockets or light fixtures. If you have begun to add modern kitchen appliances–or are planning to–you will probably need a more robust electrical system and more outlets to accommodate them.
If you are planning a total apartment renovation, this would be a perfect opportunity to make your house more efficient, more comfortable, and simply better suited to your needs and habits. Do you have a hard-to-find light switch or a mantle corner that you keep bumping into? Now would be a good time to install your fixtures where they make sense to you and to tailor your home according to your preferences.
Finally, don’t forget to go over your plans with your landlord if you are renting. Some of the modifications you are planning may be in violation of your rental agreement. Having your plans checked out by your landlord beforehand will help you avoid any potential disputes later on.