As a Building Designer, with over 35 years experience in the building & home renovation design field, I see a lot of renovations. People bring me their wish list or a sketch of what they are trying to achieve in a home renovation. Sometimes all the main points are addressed and it's just a matter of drawing up your sketch. You are then ready for your council/building certification approvals and getting your builder to put a final quote on your project and you are ready to start renovating. From my experience here are some of the most common issues that are over looked when planning a home renovation. It is by no means a complete list. See if you have addressed the most common home renovation issues. It's a balancing act to address them all.