We all love to spend time and money making our homes more comfortable, which is also a great investment, as the improvements you make over the years add to the value of the property, as well as added comfort and convenience. If you are keen to develop your DIY skills and are planning a home renovation project, here are a few tips from the pros.
- Tools and Equipment – If you are planning to build a fireplace or replace that old timber decking, it is essential to have the right tools to finish the job. When planning a project, always create a tool list and anything you don’t have, buy good quality tools as and when you need them.
- Watch Out for Asbestos – If your property was built prior to 1990, it is possible that asbestos is indeed present. It could be in pressed sheeting that was widely used for cladding walls and creating partition walls, and if you are in any doubt, finding Perth asbestos removal is easy with an online search. You might be thinking you don’t need any professional help to remove a couple of sheets, but as soon as asbestos is disturbed, it sends tiny slivers into the air, and should a person inhale these, they could suffer serious consequences long term. If you even suspect that asbestos is in your home, call in an experienced asbestos detection & removal firm and they can quickly test for the presence of asbestos.
- Project Planning – As you become more ambitious with your DIY projects, you will learn that planning is an essential step, as this ensures you have all the tools, materials and equipment needed to do the work, and if there are any snags, you’ll know about them at the planning stage. This allows you to cost the project and most, if not all, of the things you need can be ordered online, which saves both time and money.
- Protecting Furniture & Fittings – When you are working in the home, it is important to protect items of furniture, flooring and other objects by covering them with old bedsheets. Be extra careful when paint or adhesive is involved, for obvious reasons.
If you think you might need some help, there are countless YouTube videos on every home improvement project from adding a cat-flap to building an extension and everything in between. After 5-6 years, your home would have many attractive features and that would raise the value of the property.