5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

October 29th, 2014

spring home renovationsIsn’t the growth appearing outside with new buds on trees and plants simply beautiful? It’s lovely to feel the ground getting warmer with spring arriving and summer just around the corner.

Spring home renovations

Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you’ve been thinking about it for months, years even. In your mind’s eye, you can see the fixtures, fittings and flooring coming together beautifully.  You know you want to get cracking on the task, but you’re not sure where to begin.

We’ve talked to industry insiders and experts, putting together a list of 5 tips for starting your spring home renovations.

1. Prioritise

spring home renovationsCreate a list of your must haves and don’t compromise. You’ll be happier cutting some things out completely, than ending up with everything being ‘not quite what you had in mind’.

Pinterest is a valuable resource for inspiration and creating a virtual scrapbook of ideas.

2. Timing

Think about everything affecting the timing of your home renovation project. If your home needs to be exposed to the weather, then perhaps a late spring start would be best.

Be smart and post a job with Builderscrack to source and manage tradies while you’re away.  You can message, review quotes and schedule appointments direct from your mobile device.

3. Living amongst it

If you are planning on living in any of the areas where work is going on, this is bound to shorten your patience. Be realistic when you think about how renovations can affect your living situation and decide if it’s possible to live amongst it all.

4. Budget

When planning a realistic budget, consider all the elements affected by your spring renovation project. Think about the quality of the finishings that are on your list of must-haves and decide whether you’re going to move out while the tradies are working.

5. You get what you pay for

spring home renovationsUse Builderscrack to get an estimate, then post a job and get up to 3 free quotes. Remember that the cheapest quote isn’t always the best.  Check tradesperson reviews, read tips on hiring a tradie and what you need to know about the Building Amendment Act.

Planning smartly and using Builderscrack is the recipe for success when it comes to a spring renovation project. Join over 15,900 homeowners nationwide and post a job today to get started finding the perfect tradies!

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