The Easter break is often a time to hang out with family and friends, go on a little trip away or for many tackle a renovation or DIY project.
If you’re considering renovating a part of your home or doing some re-decorating, here’s some top tips to consider no matter how large or small the project.
Choose paint colours wisely
Did you know that paint colours you choose for an interior scheme will look different depending on the type of lighting you have in your home? For example whether the home is north facing.
Many people know that a paint chip colour from a store will look different when painted on a wall or surface, however what many people fail to take into account is how much natural light you may or may not get in a space and the impact this has on the colour you choose.
Another important factor to consider when considering paint colours is the type of flooring you have (such as carpet, wooden floors or tile) as light reflects off surfaces and plays a big part in influencing how light or dark a colour may look in a space.
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Plan your time
Like the saying goes, “sometimes the best laid plans go awry”, and there’s nothing truer than when it comes to tackling a renovation or DIY project.
If you’re planning on using the Easter break to do a project you’ve been wanting to complete such as a bathroom update or you’re thinking, “ I’ll just do a little DIY painting, it shouldn’t take me that long”, be mindful that no matter how big or small the project, problems can often arise and it can end up taking longer than expected.
My advice is to have a step by step timeline of what you want to achieve and when it needs to be completed by so you can factor in a contingency plan should tasks not get finished in time.
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Realistically assess your budget
If there’s one thing I hear a lot when it comes to renovating it’s, “ I didn’t get to finish xx because I ran out of money”.
It may be hard to hear but the reality is renovating is expensive so be realistic about your budget before going into it.
No matter how big or small the renovating project, even if you’re thinking of doing most of the work yourself you still need to account for the cost of materials, potential sub contractors, fittings, fixtures, flooring, tiles, lighting etc.
Always remember to budget for everything involved and add an additional 15-20% buffer on top of your budget for any unforeseen expenses.
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If you found this post useful, you might like to check out “Top 5 tips for Surviving a Renovation”
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