Avoid over capitalising: Investigate whether you can renovate without over capitalising on the investment.
Add up all the costs: Do your homework so you knowwhat costs you are up for from the beginning. Be realistic aboutwhat you can achieve with the budget you set yourself, and be sure to stick with it.
Have a good builder on board: Undertake sufficient research to decide if you have chosen a builder and/ or tradesperson who is fit for your renovation plans. Ask them for detailed quotes and testimonials.