Home renovations, whilst rewarding and exciting, can also be expensive and stressful. Here are a few simple tips that can help reduce the stress and increase the ease of this process.
- Provide a clear brief to your contractor
Providing a clear brief will ensure the quote given to you is as close to accurate as possible. Try to include measurements, materials you would like to use, the time frame you need it to be done in and your budget.
- Know your state regulations
Building regulations are different in each state, it is important to know the laws in your state. Be sure to check with your local council as well as state regulators.
- Fill in a contract
Always get it in writing. There are also laws which outline the payment stages with your builder. Having a contract is peace of mind for both parties involved.
- Get three quotes
It always pays to get three quotes to ensure you find the best price for you and your home improvement project.
Reference: Loan Market, Catherine Blake June 2016