There are many important decisions to make when it comes time to renovate your home. If you have many rooms to renovate you will want to figure out which room needs to be renovated first. Compile a list of each room in the order that you want to renovate. The room with the most outdated appearance or with the most useful repairs needed most should be renovated first.

Once you have your list in order of renovation priority you need to then take a photo of each room from various viewpoints. This will help you when you are at a home improvement store. Measure each room and have those written down. Start with the room that needs renovations the most. Make a list of the items you want to renovate in the order of importance.

If you are renovating a bathroom first make sure you list the items that are cosmetically being altered and items that are completely being replaced. List any tiles that need to be replaced. Tiles can be on the walls, in the shower or on the bathroom floor. Create a list with things such as toilets, sinks, counter tops, light fixtures and accessories like towel and toilet paper holders that also need replacement.

Follow through in each room in the same manner. If you are renovating your kitchen be sure to take proper photographs and measurements. Make a list of floor tiles, back splash, paint, appliances and anything else that requires replacement. This information will help you once you arrive at your home improvement store.

If you are completely renovating your bathroom you will want to sit down with a design specialist and order all necessary parts. You may be able to do the demolition process and some of the installation process, but larger items may require professional installation. If you are ordering a new tub and shower you will need to decide on the features you want in each, if you want a shower and tub combination, if you want new tile inside your shower and what type of shower door you want. Your design specialist may direct you to a site like or their own store site to help you visualize what a finished product will look like. You should have color samples and room themes decided upon prior to purchasing.

You will also need to decide on floor style. There are many types of flooring that you will have to choose from. You can install wood, laminate, linoleum and tile. Some tiles have been created to look like wood planks. The colors are very realistic to wood, but these are not susceptible to water damage. Wood inspired tiles are very popular in bathrooms and kitchens because of how easily they clean and how durable they are.

Once you have decided upon your color scheme and room updates you can do some or all of the work yourself. If you do not know how to do home renovation work, then the home improvement store will be able to supply you with a list of contractors that can help you complete your home renovation project.

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