Managing a renovation can prove trying for even the most seasoned of multi-taskers. The remodelling process can be unravelling, especially if you’re on a tight budget or overwhelmed juggling work and family. We’ve put together three top tips to help, not hinder your renovation.
1. Make a Plan
Planning is the most significant variable to ensuring a renovation runs smoothly. Everything takes longer than you think it does and suppliers generally aren’t sitting on mountains of custom sized stock. There will always be unforeseen delays, so try and give yourself a few days to let the paint dry before moving on to the next task. Grace Self Storage options offer you the flexibility to determine the length of your storage, so if you’re running ahead or behind schedule, we’ll fit around you.
2. Room to Renovate
If you’re choosing to stay in your home while renovating, the biggest mistake you can make is not clearing the way. It’s a case of short term pain, long term gains when it comes to making room for your renovation. It might seem like an inconvenience to pack and store your furniture before the work kicks off, but the alternative of moving your couch from room to room in order to stay one step ahead of the painter is harder. Grace’s mobile self storage is a quick, easy and cost efficient way to make space and protect your furniture while revamping and let’s be honest – it’s a lot cheaper to store your couch than replace it.
3. Beware of Bad Bargains
If you’re renovating on a budget, you might think buying all the bits and pieces yourself will save you money. While it’s true that tradies put a small mark-up on products, they’re also getting a trade discount, so in fact, it works out evenly, if not better. Scrimping on cheap fittings and fixtures isn’t a smart move, rather set the expectation with your tradie and then try to cut corners, at least they’ll know what they’re installing and the warranty will be valid.