Refurbishing your home is an exciting endeavour to undertake. In this guide you’ll find our top 10 tips of things that you should remember when deciding to refurbish your home.1. Set yourself a budget
Your budget is your lifeline when you’re refurbishing your home. Ask yourself how much you’d prefer to spend, and then add a little extra on top of that. This will cover the amount that you can afford to spend on refurbishing your home, plus any extra costs that might come along out of nowhere, which would otherwise leave you shorthanded.
2. Be prepared to spend
Always be prepared to spend more than you think you’re going to spend and be as realistic as you can. Round up your costs, never round down. It’s better to have too much money set aside than too little.
3. Seek the assistance of a professional
Trust the experts when you’re refurbishing your property. Find a contractor with good reviews, excellent customer service, and at least a few years of experience to talk to about your plans and help you put them into motion.4. Do not refurbish by yourself
Refurbishing a home is not a one-person task, and you’re going to need a substantial amount of help doing it. They’ll be contractors in and out of your home for weeks, but you’ll have a professional finish on your home, and you’ll know that the work is of a good standard.
5. Quality over low cost
If a product or item for your home seems low cost, it probably is. Which means that it will likely need replacing sooner rather than later and end up costing you more in the long run. Despite the higher prices of better quality products, always consider the more expensive option, as it’s less likely to break or get damaged easily.
6. Stick to your contracts
If you pay someone in full before they finish the work, there’s nothing keeping them around to finish it. Always draw up a legally binding contract and ensure that the work is finished before you pay the total amount you owe.7. Make sure your measurements are correct
Incorrect room measurements means that the wrong sizes of products will be ordered, and for bespoke products, this can be costly. Double-check your measurements or hire a professional to measure for you.
8. Complete major works first
Major works, such as wiring and plumbing, are more important than any other element of a room. These should be completed first to ensure that your room has water and electricity, before you continue with your project,
9. Stick to your design
Don’t change your mind mid-way through a project. This is a sure way to spend much more than you originally planned, and it can waste a lot of time.
10. Remember the finishing touches
Those final touches may seem like something that can wait, but if you don’t do them when you’re working on the rest of your refurb, you may never finish them.