3 tips on planning a kick-ass renovation
1. Get advice.
Even talking to friends and family is better advice than not talking to anyone at all. But ideally you'll be talking to an architect or interior designer to come up with a cohesive plan which takes all your requirements into account and allows your home to flow from room to room.
2. Take your time.
Once you start, you'll be hooked on progress, so take your time to get your plan ironed out.
3. Top priority is budget.
If I had a dollar for every hour people wasted planning only to be reminded that they exceeded their budget about 3 days ago, yet continued building on an idea that was just never going to happen... I'd be a billionaire!
Be ruthless - if it's not going to fit in the budget then scrap it!