Tips for First Time renovators
Stepping into the wide world of renovating your home can often be an extremely daunting process. There are often many questions to be asked and many answers to be given, so here is a guide to try and educate you as you pursue your dream home so that the experience with its ups and downs can wholly be a memorable one for the better.
Tip 1: Planning
It is important before you take the plunge that you have done your research and developed a plan of what you want to achieve throughout the renovating process. Do you want to modernise your home? Make it more practical? If you have a clear plan of what you are trying to achieve and how you are going to do so, the entire process becomes less stressful and more memorable. Planning includes contractor management, design plans and a time frame. By including a time frame, motivation to complete your project is kept constant.
Tip 2: Approval
Many first time renovators are unaware of the legal requirements when it comes to renovating your property. It is crucial that any renovation plans that you have are approved by the local council. Naturally some plans will not get approved but you need to be willing to readjust designs and accommodate council requirements. But don’t let that scare you, take the leap of faith, ask the questions and achieve your dream home.
Tip 3: Assess your lifestyle
Before making any concrete plans regarding your property, assess your lifestyle. How do you like to live? Are you a casual person, do you like to entertain? These factors will affect the layout you need to choose as well as the colour scheme, surfaces etc.
Tip 4: Avoid doing work yourself to save money if you are clueless about the task
Renovating is a careful process, not only is there safety concerns but also concerns about the result. By completing DIY tasks that you have no idea about, your chances of completing the task safely and to a quality that you are happy with are slimmed. Refer to professionals to do the important sthings, remember quality is what it’s all about.
Tip 5: Go Green
If you are going to renovate your property, choose to go green. As you renovate keep a conscious effort of making your home as green friendly as possible. We are living in a world where we need to look after our environment. By including things such as solar panels and rainwater tanks not only are you helping yourself and the environment, you are also enhancing the appeal of your property to potential buyers.