Help­ful hints for ren­o­vat­ing a home with con­fi­dence

Pilbara News - - Property - Cy Clay­ton

Take time to sort your needs from your wants

Ken Wig­gins, general man­ager at Dale Al­cock Home Im­prove­ment, says iden­ti­fy­ing your es­sen­tial or non-ne­go­tiable el­e­ments will help lay the ground­work. “That way, you can be con­fi­dent you’re spend­ing money where it will make the most dif­fer­ence to your home and how you live in it.”

Be re­al­is­tic with your bud­get

For Jeff Edgar, build­ing man­ager at Sum­mit Homes Group, the one is­sue to keep in mind when de­vis­ing your ren­o­va­tion bud­get is to be ab­so­lutely clear on why you want to ren­o­vate. Is it to im­prove live­abil­ity with a view to re­main­ing long-term, or are you plan­ning a more sim­ple and im­me­di­ate up­grade, per­haps to se­cure a bet­ter sell­ing price?

Con­sider how the works will tie in with the ex­ist­ing home

“From the look and feel you are try­ing to achieve through to the re­mod­elling of your floor plan, it is im­por­tant that both the old and new works are able to be in­te­grated to cre­ate a home which flows,” says Kim­ber­ley Tan, of Stu­dio Ate­lier. “Your de­signer/ar­chi­tect will help guide this process and tai­lor it to suit but also your life­style needs.”

Take your time when choos­ing your reno team

Jo­lene Grif­fiths, of Red Lily Ren­o­va­tions, says com­mu­ni­ca­tion is the num­ber one in­gre­di­ent of a suc­cess­ful project, and key to this is choos­ing your builder.

“Be­fore I be­came a builder, the most com­mon com­plaint I heard from clients in the in­dus­try was that they didn’t un­der­stand what was in­cluded in the con­tract and plans,” she says. “This left them feel­ing frus­trated. If you find a builder you gen­uinely trust, you will feel com­fort­able to ask them any­thing.”

Be strate­gic with spend­ing

“Care­ful al­lo­ca­tion of your bud­get will go a long way to en­sur­ing your money is spent wisely,” Ms Tan says.

Pic­ture: Dion Robe­son

A West Leed­erville project by Stu­dio Ate­lier.

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