Guide For Home Renovation
Renovation of a House
Have you just bought a new house? Congratulations! You are one step closer to making your dream home. However, it is also the beginning of a great journey. A home renovation project can be an incredibly rewarding experience; but only if done correctly. The following guide provides information on how to make your home renovation project as simple and hassle-free as possible.
1) Remove possessions from the area that needs renovating
Having both hands free will make your entire home renovation process much easier when you work in an uncluttered room. Only keep items in the room that is necessary for your renovation; any other items should either stay in another room or go into storage (e.g., sofa into storage). It is also advisable to ensure that valuable items are stored safely; otherwise, they could be damaged during the renovation process.
2) Get some equipment
Equipment is especially important if you will be doing any work that requires power tools (e.g., drilling or sawing). Ensure that your equipment is working correctly and that you know how to use it before attempting to use it on your project. If possible, hire equipment instead of purchasing it; this will save money in the long run. It might also be a good idea to buy safety equipment such as goggles and face masks etc to prevent injuries and protect yourself in case of accidents (e.g., getting debris in your eye).
3) Have necessary permits ready
It is advisable to get any permits required for your renovation. If you fail to get the required permits, your home renovation could be halted and even result in a fine. The following information may help:
– Electrical permits – Required if you are renovating or altering any electrical wiring or equipment
– Building permits – Required if you are doing any construction work (e.g., laying bricks)
– Council permissions – Required for certain types of renovations such as installing an incinerator and painting external walls etc. Check with your local council for more information on what is required for your particular area.
4) Plan ahead of time which rooms will be renovated and when they will be done
If there is anything that needs to be completed before you can start renovating a room, ensure that it is done before you start. It will save you time and money if you plan ahead of time which rooms will be renovated and the order in which they will be renovated (e.g., kitchen first, then living room).
5) Set up a budget and stick to it
It is necessary that you set out a budget for your home renovation project before you begin renovating; otherwise, your project could end up costing much more than originally planned. The best way of ensuring this does not happen is by sticking to your original budget (allocate funds for contingencies and emergencies too). If possible, make payments on any items that need to be purchased as renovations continue; this will keep cash flow under control and prevent any delays or extra expenses.
6) Have a checklist ready before you start
It is advisable to have a list of everything that needs to be done before you begin. This will ensure that your renovation runs smoothly and on schedule without any delays, as well as ensure you do not forget anything whilst working. You can create a checklist by making notes of each task during the project and adding them to the list once they are completed; this will prevent any confusion later on about which tasks were/weren’t completed.
7) Remove furniture from the room if necessary
If it is easier to renovate the room with all the furniture moved out, then consider removing it temporarily until you have finished. However, keep in mind that many walls and floors will be damaged if the furniture is dragged across them; this makes it harder to repair the damage.
After all of your preparations have been completed, you are ready to start with the renovation itself! Remember to take special care when using tools as accidents can happen. It is advisable to have another person nearby who is capable of giving assistance in case an accident does occur. Keep a first aid kit nearby too for emergencies. Also, remember that safety goggles and face masks etc should be worn at all times during a renovation to protect yourself from injuries and debris (e.g., dust). Always work carefully and leave enough time for any renovations that require drying time before moving on to the next task.