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Should You Renovate Your Home All At Once Or In Pieces

In Home Renovation by nicholascarpentry

If you have a “fixer-upper” and you dream of a whole-house renovation just like on your favourite home renovation show, you may be tempted to do your renovation project in one fell swoop – and get it out of the way all at once.

But on the flip side, you may think that you can save money with a room-by-room house renovation project. What’s the better option in the long run – renovating your home all at once or in pieces? Find out in this blog from Nicholas Carpentry.

The Pros & Cons Of A Whole-Home Renovation

Think a whole-home renovation might be the right choice? Here are a few of the pros and cons of this approach.


  • Easy to deal with electrical and plumbing work – Opening up walls to handle changes to plumbing and electrical work is much easier during a whole-home renovation.
  • Create a beautiful, unified look – You can work with Nicholas Carpentry to pick out materials, appliances, lighting, and more for your home, and create a truly beautiful and unified appearance.
  • The process will be seamless – Since your whole home will be renovated at once by general contractors, you’ll enjoy a more stress-free process.


  • High up-front cost – Redoing an entire house is expensive, and you’ll have to pay for the process up-front. Many homeowners take out loans to pay for whole-home renovations.
  • You’ll need to move out – A whole-home renovation involves work from morning to night, and you can’t usually live in your home during the process, so you’ll need to move out and find somewhere else to stay throughout your project.
  • Hard to find a contractor – Your contractor will be responsible for handling the entire process. Since a whole-home renovation is such a big investment, you may find it hard to find the right professional for the job.

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The Pros & Cons Of A Room-By-Room Renovation

Are you more inclined toward renovating one room at a time? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of using this method to renovate your home.


  • Handle some projects on your own – If you are handy, you can do some minor DIY renovations, such as redoing a bedroom, on your own. This can save you some cash.
  • Stay in your house – You can easily live in your own home throughout the process, which saves you money on a hotel stay and makes your life more convenient.
  • No need for a loan – Since you can budget room-by-room, there’s no need to take out a loan against your home equity, unlike many whole-home renovations.


  • Takes a lot of time – It could take years to completely renovate your home, depending on how quickly you renovate each room.
  • Your home’s style may not be as consistent – As time goes on and you renovate each room, you may not be able to get the same fixtures, materials, and other elements. If you want a unified look for your home, a room-by-room approach is not the best option.
  • Could be more costly in the long run – You won’t necessarily save money going room-by-room. Though you will only pay for one room at a time, the overall remodel cost of renovating individual rooms can be higher than a whole-home renovation.

Contact Us for Home Renovation Services In Sydney!

There’s no “right” way to renovate. A whole home renovation is a great option – but going room-by-room can work out well, too, particularly if you don’t have the budget for a whole-home renovation.

And at Nicholas Carpentry, we can help with projects of every size. Whether you’re interested in completely redoing your home all at once or just starting with a single room, you can contact us now to get a free, no-commitment consultation with one of our expert builders. Find out more about our kitchen renovation and bathroom renovation services. Get in touch online, or give us a ring at 0419 606 288 to get started.