Before you start ticking off boxes on your renovation checklist, there are a few things you should consider.
1. Prioritise and create a plan of attack
Before you get stuck into a renovation, you must understand why you are renovating and what your goals are. Whether you’re renovating to sell or for personal enjoyment, goals can help you prioritise important tasks and keep you on the right track.
2. Setting a budget
Renovations can get expensive so setting and sticking to a budget is essential. It’s important to do your research before you start and this means knowing the costs involved in your renovation plan, understanding your financial situation and having contingency plans in place should things go wrong.
3. When renovating, painting aluminium can be a good starting point
When working with a budget, it is useful to focus on making change that will be cost effective yet will have the greatest impact. Painting your aluminium with SprayTech Aus is the perfect option to start with. Regardless of your reasons for renovating, painting aluminium is a great way to add value to your home and seriously increase its visual appeal.
4. Save on labour costs and DIY
One potential way to keep your renovation costs down is with DIY. When it comes to DIY, don’t risk working beyond your skills and knowledge. As owner and managing director of SprayTech Aus Josh Hughes says, “DIY is definitely a way to save money but choose wisely. You don’t want to have to call in a professional later on if things don’t work out”.
5. Reuse and re-purpose
Reusing and re-purposing materials you already have not only cuts down on waste but can help make your renovation more cost effective.
6. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
Don’t overlook second hand products when renovating. This is not simply a cost-saving measure, but many products still have plenty of life left in them. You never know what you might miss out on!
7. Combine old and new
If your home is in good shape but looking a little tired, you don’t necessarily have to start your renovation from scratch. It may simply be a case of enhancing existing features and adding a few new personal touches to give your home its own signature look.
8. Call in a few favours
Do you know a tradie or handyman? There’s nothing stopping you from calling in a few favours where you can!
9. How to pick a professional
Before you hire someone, you need to do your research. At SprayTech Aus, we recommend looking for professionals who offer value for money and quality workmanship. While this may mean you need to keep clear of some of the cheapest options, it can end up saving you money and a headache down the line.
10. When to leave it to the professionals
If your renovation plans include tasks that are dangerous or out of your area of expertise, you’ll need to outsource them to a professional. These might be tasks like plumbing, electrical work or aluminium painting. In this case, professionals like SprayTech Aus can help ensure that work is done safely and correctly the first time around. Also look at warranty offers to ensure future success.
Don’t hesitate to contact the team at Spraytech Aus for suggestions or to receive a quote.