Proper planning will take half the stress out of the project! Start with the end in mind—decide on a goal for your renovation. Or maybe more than one. For example, paint the bedroom, add an en-suite bathroom, and redo the window panes.
The next step is to break them down into smaller tasks. This will make it seem way easier—not like a mountain ahead of you! So in the case above, to add an en-suite bathroom, you may have something like 1) buy building supplies, 2) build bathroom walls, 3) sort out plumbing, 4) add a shower, 5) add a basin and toilet, and so on.
Next, prioritize which areas you’re going to get done first. If you’re doing more than one room or have more than one goal, decide which is most urgent. The most lived-in spaces should be done quickly so you can get back to living in them!
For example, offices and bedrooms are probably more important than a lounge or dining room… You can always eat somewhere else, but sleeping and working elsewhere can be tricky!