One of Melbourne home renovations experts’ lessons on pre-home renovation focuses on the importance of having a plan in place for dealing with disruptive work, especially if homeowners do not intend to live somewhere else during renovation. Naturally, their home life will be affected so it’s imperative to devise a plan on how to make adjustments so the family’s needs as well as the renovation can be accommodated. For example, the kitchen is the first part of the house to be overhauled. Where will the fridge go? Where will the family cook in the meantime? Perhaps, an outside cooking station that’s completely out of the way can be created; meanwhile, the fridge can be placed in a different room.
Another great lesson to consider is befriending the inspector. Not only will this person help in securing permits, but he can also be a great source of information on how to ensure the safety of the renovation that will commence.
Third is to effectively manage costs by conducting research. It’s great to have enough money for the renovation, but it’s better to stretch the funds so more can be done or purchased. Explore various frugal options/provisions (online sales, clearance sales, special discounts for wholesale purchases) and cost-effective quality building solutions, then see how all these can be applied to cut costs without sacrificing the quality of the outcome.
Fourth is to prepare an organisation system for all the records and copies of permits and receipts. In doing so, purchase of necessary new items will be hassle-free and all documents will be compiled and ready for tax purposes. It also helps to take pictures of framing, wiring and plumbing behind the walls for future reference.
And the last one is to expect delays – acknowledging that some of the work will not be finished right on schedule can make the whole process less stressful. The more important thing to focus on is for every aspect of the job to be done particularly well so that even with the delay, it would be all worth it.
About The Author: Kenneth Lawrence is a “handyman”. His craft involves DIY concepts and he likes to share guidelines and tips about stuff on home improvement. He writes and reads almost anything that can hone his skills and increase knowledge about home building and improvement concepts. Kenneth suggests http://www.legionbuilding.com.au/ as a great resource for building design ideas, and tips.