Thanks to home renovation shows and our crazy obsession with Pinterest we are all pretty clued on when it comes to renovating. However, it doesn’t matter if you are favouring DIY and ready to assemble cabinets or you want someone to take on the job for you, many of us find out the hard way that renovation is a fine tuned skill.

We have put together a couple of tips to keep in mind before you start to renovate.

Don’t just go with the first design

Play around with styles and mix up the design as much as you want, but make sure you are 100% happy with the plans before you go ahead with anything. The best way to be completely sure about your final design is to create 3D floor plans and visualise how your space will look, this way you can make changes and trial designs before it starts to cost you money.

Attention to detail

You have probably been obsessively searching images of “bathroom and kitchen trends 2017” and saving or pinning the ones you like. Now is the time to bring them all out. Apply a keen eye and find the common design thread, this may be that the images you like the most are dark and moody and warm in colours, or bright and white with crisp features. Whatever your style make sure you stem your planning from the small details you love most. If you’re not sure on which kitchen island bench goes with you’re your favourite decorative pendant lighting then make sure you speak to a renovation or design professional.

Be smart with your budget

A standard kitchen renovation will still cost homeowners between $20,000 & $40,000 with the average kitchen company paying their designers 10% of that price. We are in an era where there is an app or website for pretty much anything and of course you can design your kitchen or bathroom, complete with exact 2D measurements, all from the comfort of your couch. Remember that changes to any materials or designs during the renovation can add delays and costs that might blow your budget.

Play around with your design

Get the most out of your pre renovation stage by playing with colours and materials to make sure you are 100% satisfied with the design of your new space. 3D Plans Online create realistic representations of your design plans. This will save you hours, and potentially thousands of dollars, the simple online platform gives you the ability to visualise your new kitchen or bathroom before even speaking to a builder.

With 3D Plans Online you are only three easy steps from designing your dream kitchen or bathroom.
1. Head to and select a package that suits your renovation.
2. Complete the simple design brief.
3. Choose a time that suits you for a one-on-one phone consultation with a design professional.

If you’re thinking of renovating contact 3D Plans Online to before speaking with a builder.