DIY Home Renovation Checklist

Planning your next DIY project? When it comes to staying organised and making sure that nothing falls through the cracks, you can’t beat the humble checklist. With your home renovation, there are countless considerations and decisions to make before you even get started – and plenty more as you go along! – so what better way to keep on track than with your own renovating a house checklist? This way, you can avoid any last minute panics, costly oversights, or frustrating delays. Even better, you get to enjoy the satisfaction of ticking items off your list and seeing the progress as your home renovation comes together.

Get Inspired

Seeing all of the decisions and tasks written out in black and white can feel pretty overwhelming, but if you do your homework in advance you’ll be ticking things off in no time! A great way to kick off your renovating a house checklist is to start putting together some mood boards – both real and virtual – to help you explore different ideas, get inspired, and keep a record of the things you like.

This is what Pinterest was made for! Take a look at other people’s DIY and home renovation boards and when you see something you love, don’t be afraid to steal it! Instagram is also great for home renovation inspiration – especially when it comes to before and after slideshows. People love to show off their transformations, so follow some of your fellow DIY-ers and start getting excited about the possibilities.

Have they chosen doors that play into the heritage or contemporary feel of their home? Have they opened up their living space by installing doors that can slide or fold away? Have they added character with a set of distinctive barn doors? Think about which styles and designs you like, and which will suit your home. Consider the material, finish and colour of your doors, and ask yourself what kind of feel you want to create. On the Doors Plus website, you can scroll through a whole gallery of before and after images from our previous transformations to get a real sense of the difference a door can make.

Your Doors Checklist

Once your head is buzzing with inspiration and anticipation, now’s the time to think clearly and rationally about what you need to do to choose the right doors for your home. Your checklist should include all of the considerations that will affect your choice of doors, and how they fit into your home and lifestyle. For example:

We’re Here to Help!

Now that you know where to start, and how your checklist should shape up, why not drop into your nearest Doors Plus showroom to explore our extensive ranges and start making some of those all-important decisions. Our experienced team can help you work through your checklist and make your choices with complete confidence. It may look like there’s a mountain to climb, but we’re with you every step of the way!