3 reno mistakes to avoid

Our expert gives you the top three tips to remember when undertaking home renovations. Find out how you can ensure you get the maximum return when renovating your home and avoid common mistakes. Top tips for home renovating and home improvement below.

The Presenter:

  • James Treble - Television Presenter and Co-founder - Interior Design for Profit
    1. James Treble - Television Presenter and Co-founder - Interior Design for Profit
      The three worst reno mistakes to avoid when selling your home are number one: Don’t style or renovate the property in your personal style. Just because you love the retro look or think ‘I love the Scandi look’ it doesn’t mean it’s going to suit the property! So research your market, think of what the property style is like in its location and style it for that.

      The second way is if you’re doing a major structural renovation, don’t stay in the property during it. It’s hard on relationships, it may even be hard on your health. You’re better to move out and get the job done cleanly and spend the money on a little vacation while you renovate and bring in the bucks.

      The third one is don’t overcapitalise on your finishes and fittings when renovating. Just like a plain dress with an amazing handbag looks great, spend your money on key items like a great tap or great tiles in one place in the bathroom rather than go for high end finishes everywhere because you won’t get the return on your money.

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