What are my renovation goals?
You’ve had it with your kitchen that has you imagining Alice presenting a roast to Mrs. Brady. But what are your actual needs? Do you want to bust open your walls because you are in a moment of design ennui or does your space lack purposeful function? Write a list of needs—more effective cooking space; loads and loads of closet space, for example. Then prioritize. Bonus: Are the goals attainable in real life? Taking walls down takes a lot more than TV magic—wiring may need to be rerouted, pipes may need to be moved, and pricey support beams may be necessary so your house literally won’t fall in on itself. Which brings us to question two.