Before you start renovating here are some things to consider, this is a long term investment so you want to make sure you are doing it right.
- Have a clear strategy
Plan ahead and set yourself targets. Know if you are going to tackle the bedroom before the bathroom or perhaps you will start on the garden first.
- Council Approval
Getting council approval can take some time so it’s best to get a start on it early. Requirements differ from council to council so make sure you understand the process.
- Your Budget
Don’t overspend, it is easy to do. Work out a budget and then try to have a 10% buffer for anything unexpected.
- Compare quotes
Always look around to make sure you are getting the best deal and don’t be afraid to ask for a discount. If they want your business they will look after you.
Good planning can be the difference between a positive renovation experience and a negative one. If you do it right, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing home.