Renovating Part 2

Posted by Karen Wooding on September 21, 2017

As previously discussed, making a plan before renovating is really important. I really like the idea of a make your own ‘Renovation Action Plan’ (Hotspace). Log into ‘Houzz’ to create floor plans or download my sample (?). When creating your ‘Renovation Action Plan’ write down all the areas you are planning on renovating and then prioritise them into a list eg: Office Entry Stairs Flooring Kitchen The next step is to go into more detail, as much detail as possible under each item with specifications about what needs to be done. Include as much information as possible plus pictures that...


Renovating Part 1

Posted by Karen Wooding on September 14, 2017

I have been thinking a lot about DIY renovating, and also doing a lot of research. I love all of the renovation shows and I read anything I can get my hands on that is to do with renovations. Some of my passion derives from my personal experience of renovating my own home, and yet more comes from this business, and sharing my love of renovating with you. I recently started on a quest to discover how to DIY renovate your home if you are living in it. Whilst there is a lot of information out there about how to...


Last & Final Steps 7 & 8

Posted by Karen Wooding on September 12, 2016

7. Effective communication - When we talk about effective communication this also means having effective listening skills.Be clear on your purpose. To make your project a great experience you need to get involved and stay involved, realise from the outset that communication is key and being very clear on your purpose can help to keep worry at a minimum. If you know what you want to achieve and have a plan for making it happen the small stuff doesn’t seem so big, overwhelming or worrying.Regardless if you are project planning on a big scale for a company or on a...


Steps 5 & 6

Posted by Karen Wooding on August 30, 2016

5. Make a schedule, including milestones & implementation dates. Your specific project goals are made up of your stakeholder needs and these need to be prioritised in order to be an effective part of your time management system. Time is a big consideration when working towards your goals, especially when you have set specific deadlines. You need to be clear about how you are going to go about accomplishing your goals. An effective way to develop your schedule is as follows – First, identify activities and tasks needed to produce the work package, which will help form your task structures....


Steps 3 & 4

Posted by Karen Wooding on August 22, 2016

3. Describe the product and define the deliverables Documenting a description of the product is an important task as these descriptions will be used to produce the deliverables. It may be helpful to think of the product as the whole or ‘bigger picture’ and the deliverables as the pieces that fit together to make the product. The description of the product as a whole is generally what is negotiated with the client and needs to be absolutely clear so that no miscommunication can occur. The deliverables, on the other hand, are the real/solid action you take within a project and...