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Advice for Renovating Your House

by Yuri Brixenmortar 1. May 2013 10:17

Home renovation projects can be a lot of fun. They can also be costly, time consuming and disappointing. But the likelihood of your home renovation project going to plan will  be greatly increased if you implement proper planning beforehand.

The Right Tools for the Job

Whether your renovation project is large or small, interior or exterior, you will always need to make sure that you have the right tools for the job.

For example, for an interior design job you will need paint rollers and brushes, ladders and masking tape. But if your renovations call for extensive groundwork, you may need to hire a high quality industrial machine from JCB 3X in Russia.

Make a Plan Before You Begin

Before you begin your renovation project – even before you purchase or hire any equipment – you should always draw up a thorough plan. Not only will this help you to stick to your designs, but it will also help you to keep control of your budget.

Things to take into consideration, when drawing up a plan, include:

  • The cost of materials and equipment.
  • How long you expect your project to take.
  • Your upper limits, in terms of both money and time.
  • Local planning law and building guidelines.
  • A diagram of the proposed work, including all measurements.

Managing Your Budget

Perhaps the hardest part of attempting a renovation project isn’t the work itself, but rather the tricky task of trying to stay under budget. But, no matter how much spare cash you have, you can make it stretch a little further by budgeting wisely.

From the outset, it’s important to not take on any more work than you can afford to complete from start to finish. After all, there’s nothing worse than half-finished DIY projects, and these can even be dangerous, especially if you have children or animals in the house.

Renovate for Yourself, Not an Audience

Remember, in today’s market there is not much that a smaller budget could do to increase the value of any property. So renovate your home for yourself, not for a potential market audience. Only carry out renovations which you deem to be essential, and make sure each piece of work is completed before moving onto something new.



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