The secret to a successful renovation
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Renovating can be both a fun and daunting experience, with homeowners forever trying to find new and smart ways to save on time, costs or make the process easier on their lifestyle. However, there is one make or break element most renovators fail to even consider, the planning stage!
It is at this stage where a lot of renovators tend to cut corners, rush or steer away from getting a professionals advice as it isn’t seen as worthy or important enough to an unexperienced renovator and as a result, this is one of the most common mistake renovators make.
These early stages of research, planning and consulting are vital in ensuring you get the most successful outcome possible when renovating. Bringing in a professional is often seen as a waste of the budget however it’s important to note having this professional guidance from the get go makes for an easier and smoother renovation process.
Pre‐planning your renovation is vital to getting everything in order prior to starting your renovation, here are our key recommendations to have on your to do list;
- Ensure you have chosen and ordered all your fittings, fixtures and materials and have them on site before the renovation is due to commence – Doing this will minimise any delays for trades once they start on site and if the wrong product is delivered it gives you time to rectify this with your supplier, without holding up works.
- Scheduling – liaising with trades and external suppliers – Booking them in and providing them a scope of works and dates of when they will be required ensures you aren’t rushing around last minute to try and get a tradesman to do the work. It also ensures that if there is a clash in your scheduling and a tradesman isn’t available on the dates you require, your schedule can then be adjusted to suit, in turn saving you time and money down the track.
- Designs approved – have clear and final plans of your proposed renovations – making changes once the works have started can result in large cost and time delays. Working with an Interior Designer to lock in your design ideas prior to your renovation is more cost effective then making decisions as the build is underway. These plans will also assist in giving you a realistic cost of your renovation up front, rather then piling up additional costs during construction.
Spending the extra time planning and consulting with professionals is invaluable and will pay dividends for your back pocket and your sanity during your renovation. Take the word of the Dddreamhouse team on that!
The MJ Harris Group are the home to “every trade under one roof.” They are a one stop shop for individual trade services with specialists in bathroom, kitchen, laundry and entire home renovations including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, renderers, tilers, landscapers, painters, project managers and interior designers.