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5 Things People Often Forget When Renovating a Home

May 18, 2016

Hello, my dear friends! Today I would like to talk about difficult but inevitable thing, which most of us have experienced at least once in the life – renovating a home.

Renovating your home is no easy feat. A lot of work needs to go into this huge DIY project, and it can cause a lot of stress and lost sleep! But it doesn’t have to be so difficult. If you are well organized, you will find that that the whole process goes a lot quicker and smoother than you had originally thought! But the main reason people get stressed? It’s because they forget one of these five important points.

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Plan Everything Before You Start

It is super important to plan the whole project out before you begin. Give yourself a timeframe and budget for the work, and stick to them. It’s possible to do a complete home renovation in 16 weeks if you stick with your plan. As for money, decide on your maximum budget and do not go over this. Make sure workmen don’t overspend on labor and materials. Otherwise, your bank balance could easily slip into the red! A well-thought-out plan will help you to save both time and money.

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The Garden

Don’t forget about your garden. Lots of people tend just to stick to working on their home during renovations. But even if your home is looking its best, a jungle-like garden can detract from the perfect interiors. You don’t have to do any major work on your outside areas. Simply tending to your plants and flowers and getting rid of any weeds will help it to look well-maintained. If you have any sheds or other small wooden buildings, it could be worth giving them a quick coat of paint to brighten them up.

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Shop Around For Workmen

Looking for decorators, electricians, or builders to work on your home? Then you should chat to a couple of different companies before you commit to one. This way, you will be able to find out who can offer you the best price for the job. Try and read customer reviews before you meet with them, too. This can give you an idea of the quality of their work. If a company has a bad reputation, stay well away from them!

Move Out

Many people try and live in their home during the whole renovation process. However, more often than not, it is a lot easier to move out for this period. Otherwise, your family could only be getting in the way of the workmen. Small children could even end up damaging some of the work or getting injured. If possible, stay with a relative or close friend. If that isn’t possible, see if you can find a cheap family room in a nearby hotel. Or why not even treat your family to a holiday while all the work is being carried out!

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Not Happy? Say So!

Once the workmen pack up their tools, let them know if you are happy with the job or not. If you aren’t pleased, they should be able to make alterations for no extra cost. It’s your home after all, and should be renovated to a standard you are happy with.
Good luck with the work!

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