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    Renovations on a budget

    Published on 30 November 2022, Wednesday, 1:57 AM

    If your purse strings are on a budget, it's more than likely that your renovation project will be put on the backburner until your wallets feeling a bit healthier.

    However, you don't have to can your reno's all together, you can get the same result at a fraction of the cost by doing it yourself!

    Whether it is a bathroom DIY project or something more ambitious such as painting a house, you don't have to sacrifice your home renovations because of a budget.

    Here are some following tips to ensure that you can carry out your home revamps affordable to your budget:

    The most common factor that drives costs up is a lack of knowledge. Plunging head first into a DIY project without adequate preparation or know-how is more than likely to become pricier and a headache.

    Make sure you research your project, knowing exactly what tools and materials you will need. If your DIY job involves plumbing or electricity, you will more than likely have to factor in hiring a professional for that part of the job.

    Feasibility over ambition
    While you might dream about transforming your kitchen into a farm style breakfast haven, with opening doors out onto your house length deck, make sure your project is realistic.

    While doing renovations yourself can shave thousands off the cost of hiring someone, you still have to keep in mind whether it is feasible within your budget.

    Elaborate renovations don't often mean success and sometimes the most simple of changes can make a world of difference to a room. A lick of paint can transform a room, as can replacing the flooring.

    Keeping equipment and material costs low

    If you intend on buying all your own tools, you will probably blow your budget in the first day.

    There may be some things you will need to buy, but hiring your equipment from your local Kennards store can save you thousands on expensive tools. Work out what you may need to use again and work from there.

    Purchasing all your own materials may seem like the cheaper alternative, but most professionals receive a trade discount, meaning more money in your pocket!

    Before you hit the shops it is a good idea to get a few quotes from a couple of tradesmen and compare it with your own store prices.

    Avoid relocating major fixtures
    Where possible, leave all plumbing and electrical fixtures where they are. Once you begin relocating sinks, toilets, ovens and the like, prices will go up.

    Keeping work from a plumber and electrician to a minimum will keep your costs low.

    Always look out for a bargain
    Snagging a good bargain means more bang for your buck, which means budget renovation success!

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.