TIM WALTERS, RENOVATION DESIGN AND BUILD CONSULTANT
> Get a design specific to your requirements. I spend a lot of time with clients who are undertaking renovations because the original house was generic and not specific to future needs. Have a clear idea of what you want and stick to the theme.
This will make it easier to create a cohesive feel throughout the whole house.
Get a fixed-price build but have a contingency. There are always unforeseen costs and price cost sums (costs that are not fixed) such as excavation.