Repairing and Improving a Home – 7 Things To Do And Also To Avoid

Repairing and Improving a Home – 7 Things To Do And Also To Avoid
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    Your home is your dream.

    You bought it because you wanted it to be the fantasy you saw in your mind – and you know the building had potential.

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A tweak there, a polish here, and before you know it you own your dream home… right?

Let’s talk about how to achieve the dream and avoid the pitfalls. Here are the things you should do (or avoid) for a successful home repair or improvement.

The 7 Things to Do (or Avoid) for Home Repair/Improvement

  • 1 – Do – Shop Around

    Like any other business, shopping around before you buy is our best advice for a successful home repair or improvement project.

    You need to buy quality goods, yes, but you may get quality goods at different prices across three different stores. Shop around. You might save a fortune!

  • 2 – Avoid – Cutting Costs

    It’s okay to cut costs on a construction project in terms of choosing DIY over hiring a contractor – if you know what you are doing.

    However, if you cut costs on a job too much, and someone gets hurt, you quickly find yourself in trouble, advise Rosenfeld construction injury lawyers, which you don’t want. It is far better to avoid getting to that point in the first place.

    Which brings us to our next ‘Do’…

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  • 3 – Do – Make Safety a Top Priority

    Construction accidents are far too common and happen especially when you are under prepared. If you haven’t done a thorough risk assessment, then you probably shouldn’t be taking on the job.

    The costs of medical care soon mount up if the worst happens. Potentially, it could be the most expensive light fitting change or wallpapering job that you ever make.

  • 4 – Avoid – Taking on Too Much

    Putting up a shelf is one thing, but re-wiring a whole house is another. Stick to your capabilities. If you have never changed a plug before then it is probably best not to go messing with the electronics…

  • 5 – Do – Set Aside a Budget

    While you are still in the planning stages, set yourself a budget and make sure you stick to it. IF not, the costs of construction may spiral greater than you would ever suspect.

    It’s an expensive business… make sure you know how much you are willing to part with before you begin.

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  • 6 – Avoid – Throwing Away Receipts

    This advice comes from Martha Stewart, who suggests that you might want to keep track of your spending. Beyond just keeping track, however, your receipts usually contain your warranty or guarantee. They are also needed if your product is no good and you must seek a refund.

  • 7 – Do – Start a File

    Put everything related to your home repair or improvement project into one file and keep it there. Keeping everything together seriously helps when it comes to tracking things down. You won’t lose things if you know where you put them – and that’s advice to live by!

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