Janik’s tips for renovators
Unforeseen issues and costs are inevitable. Mentally prepare for them and make sure there is a contingency fund within the budget to cover surprises.
Save money by sourcing recycled materials or reuse materials from your own project. The bricks for my front wall are leftovers from other people’s projects and all they cost me was a few cartons of beer. The old driveway pavers were still in good condition so I laid them down the side of the house.
Spending a little extra on the more prominent elements can make a huge visual difference, which will enhance your overall project and add resale value.
Tackling the painting yourself can deliver huge savings.