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4 reasons why a DIY renovation is never a good idea

After binge-watching a few too many reality renovation tv shows or with a bit too much free time on your hands in isolation you might start to think you have the potential to be a DIY renovator – we’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should be.

A home renovation project comes with many challenges such as making decisions under pressure, managing a budget and not to mention the overwhelming amount of physical labour, hence there’s very good reasons why it’s left up to the experts in the field. If you’re thinking of attempting a DIY home renovation, here are 4 compelling reasons why you should hang up the blundstone and leave it to the experts.

You don’t have expertise in interior design

One of the most important elements in a successful renovation project is nailing the design layout. You may be thinking ‘how hard can it be?’ well we’re here to inform you that the answer to that question is very hard… and always a job for an expert in the field. Your space needs to be functional, with practical and stylish features whilst considering the needs and wants of your family which requires a lot of time, research and the ability to make a million informed design decisions.

When you engage with a turn-key renovation company it means you will get to work with an expert interior design to create the perfect design for your home. An interior designer will give you a unique perspective on you, your home and your lifestyle. They’ll make their recommendations based on a long-term vision, often going against one-off trends and focusing instead on a timeless design that embodies your personality and needs.

Have you considered the mess?

With any sort of renovation project some mess is of course inevitable, however there will be a great difference between how much mess you will be living with if you attempt to DIY compared to leaving it to the professionals.

When you’re doing it yourself not only will you have to find a way to live amongst the mess but you will also have to keep an eye on the ball to make sure it gets cleaned up properly so you don’t get overwhelmed. If you engage a turn-key renovation company they will make sure your space and the surrounding areas including furniture throughout the home is fully protected and they will ensure skip bins are kept on site so all rubbish and waste are disposed of as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will forget that trades have even been in your home all day.

You don’t have the time, energy or know how for physical labour

The most difficult part of DIY will be the overwhelming and draining amount of physical labour required. Are you really prepared to spend all your free time dealing with everything from demolition, co-ordinating an abundance of trades people ensuring everyone shows up at the right time in the correct order, painting, and a whole lot of cleaning? And most importantly do you really have the expertise to oversee a major renovation project from start to finish by yourself?

Don’t be misled into thinking that it will be easier and more convenient to do it yourself. The benefits of engaging with a professional renovator include an interior designer to design and source products and materials, ensuring the correct product arrives to site at the correct time, having the entire renovation project managed  so you don’t have to organise your own trades and wait on site daily to grant them access, letting the professionals take care of all the mess and rubbish removal – the list goes on, and on…..and on.

Do yourself the biggest favour and avoid common renovation mistakes

A renovation is a significant investment so you want to make sure you get it right the first time and avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes. Some of the most common renovation mistakes include a poorly designed layout, not choosing the right products or even forgetting to order certain products and not being smart with your budgeting. One simple and cost-effective way to avoid these renovation mistakes? Choose a turn-key expert renovation company to undertake your project, it’s that simple.

The nature of a renovation means you are working with an existing structure and what is behind your existing walls and beneath your existing floor is a mystery. By engaging with a professional renovation team you will be presented with options and work arounds if/when unexpected discoveries are made on site.

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