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Where to find inspiration for your home renovation project

11th May 2020 Print

If you're thinking about renovating your home or have bought a property that needs some TLC, you may be wondering where to start when it comes to inspiration and tips. In this guide, we've featured a range of useful tools and helpful guides to support you in your planning stage and ensure your home renovation project gets started without a hitch. 

Planning Portal 

If you're considering an extension on your property, look into whether you need planning permission first. The Planning Portal website features a wide range of guides to help you work out what needs to be done to get your project off the ground. You can also apply for planning permission with your local council via the website. 


Tips and tricks for renovations on a budget 

For many of us, the recent months have made us hold tight to any spare change and squirrel it away for the future. In this case, you're perhaps looking for inspiration when it comes home renovations you can do on a smaller budget. We found a helpful guide created by Sunny, that features a range of DIY ideas that you can do with minimal spending and even seasonal inspiration to help you decorate your property for the likes of Easter and Christmas without splashing the cash. 



Pinterest is a site filled with inspiring ideas and projects. While it's unlikely you'll be able to replicate them entirely, you can take inspiration from them and use the site to create mood boards that can be collaborated on with others that are part of your renovation project. 


A Beautiful Mess 

This website started as a lifestyle blog and has turned into a source of inspiration for anyone looking for tips and tricks and projects that they can carry out to revamp their space. While the site does have a US focus, there are lots of ideas that can be translated and adapted to work in our UK properties. 


Good Housekeeping 

Take inspiration from the beautiful images on the Good Housekeeping website featuring tips and tricks that can be applied to your home renovation. You'll find articles offering inspiration for each room, DIY jobs that you could try yourself and on-trend pieces detailing what to look out for to keep your home as stylish as possible. 


Federation of Master Builders 

While this site doesn't offer inspiration as such, it is a great place to look for builders or tradesmen for your home renovations. The FMB lists verified and reliable builders that are more likely to do a great job. You can search for the type of work you need carrying out and for builders in your area to compile a shortlist of people to contact. 


Feeling inspired? Start with these websites and get planning when it comes to your big home renovation, there's so much free material and inspirational content out there to enjoy!