Making a decision to renovate your home can bring both financial and personal rewards. However before you make this commitment ensure you have undertaken exhaustive research regarding every aspect for the entire project.
Taking on a big DIY project can be frustrating and stressful. Depending on your skill level and available time to spend on the assignment, you will need to weigh up which roles you will carry out, and which roles you will delegate out to other trades.
Depending on the type of property and its location be very cautious not to over capitalize so you give yourself the best chance to profit come the end of the project.
Unless the project is a small one move out of the home during the disruptions as there will be constant noise, dust, power and water disruptions. Also keep your neighbours onside and let them know well in advance to expect some disturbances.
Once you’ve decided what DIY roles you will be taking on yourself, research the Internet for advice and tips regarding appliances, materials and fittings. Explore all the options as to where you can pick up the bargains i.e. Ebay, auctions.
Regarding the trades you will be engaging to carry out other works such as carpet, electricians and plumbers etc, research who has the best deals and be sure to obtain at least 3 quotes per trade.
Choose your colors wisely. Always play it safe with neutral, light and modern hues. A safe bet is to apply white to the ceilings and skirting boards, then a soft beige or biscuit tone throughout the rest of the home. This especially applies if you are renovating to sell however if you plan to stay a while you can be a bit more adventurous. Always keep re sale in the back of your mind when decorating.
Make certain you obtain a building inspection pre sale. Discovering termites mid project will undermine the entire project and will almost certainly erode any profits you budgeted for.
Flooring: Your building inspection will include an assessment of the flooring structure. This is imperative depending on whether you are installing carpets, timber or tiles. Go online to carpet prices Brisbane to find out more advice from the professionals.
Electrical: Most renovations will require new lighting and wiring. Consider the most convenient places throughout the home to relocate light switches and power points. Also take into account for Internet and phone outlets.
Painting: After weeks or months of relentless renovating, don’t spoil your efforts by choosing the wrong color scheme. Spend $200 and hire a color consultant to take out the guesswork – don’t forget to store the leftover paint for future touch ups.
Renovating can be a satisfying experience. However do steel yourself for many frustrating setbacks along the way. A successful renovation gives a sense of appreciation you can be proud of because of the personal and creative decisions you have implemented. If you can learn to take the rough with the smooth when it comes to DIY and renovating, each project will become easier allowing you to enjoy the profits and rewards at the end of it all.
Good luck with your next project!