PUT THE BRAKES ON ANY BIG DECISIONS
Live in the house first to see what works and what doesn’t. We fixed a number of minor things before we did the main renovation, such as redoing our wardrobe and replacing window furnishings. We originally intended to do a much bigger renovation, so our wish list changed over time. That was partly due to the fact that a massive development was approved next door. It made us revise our budget, in case we don’t end up staying here as long as first planned.