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What to Consider before Renovating

15-Mar-2021
Written by Sarah Newton
If you are thinking about renovating your home and implementing some much needed updates, now is the time! As you read this blog you will find some of our tips to consider before starting the project to ensure you don’t waste your money or time.

Make a Plan
Decide what you want out of your renovation and even create a budget to ensure you don’t overspend. Also consider the time you have to complete the project and other factors such as:
-Will you need to be flexible with your living arrangements whilst the renovation takes place?
-If you hire a contractor, you will have people coming in and out of your house for a while.
-Will you be able to afford it in conjunction with your other living expenses?

Should you DIY
It can be tempting to battle a home renovation on your own in order to save some money, and in some cases it is a great idea. There is nothing YouTube can’t teach you!
However, if you don’t have the necessary skills or experience don’t be afraid to outsource some help. Especially for areas such as the bathroom or kitchen.

Rules and Regulations
Checking the rules and regulations for house improvements in your city or council area should be of high priority. From zoning commissions and needing permission to build a pool, always make sure what compliance guidelines you need to follow.
Additionally, letting your neighbours know of your plans so they can expect noise during the week is another job to consider.

Can you knock that wall down?
Before you knock down a wall check for electrical cables, water pipes and gas lines. A building inspector can help with this at a consultation cost. It is definitely worth the peace of mind and can save you thousands of dollars down the track.

While some walls just divide rooms, others are there for stability. Again if you aren’t sure, call a building inspector to find out if you can knock a wall down or not.

Post Renovation
After you have finished renovating checkout our blog ‘4 Jobs you need to do after a renovation’ for some jobs you will also need to get done so life can get back to normal.

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