Home renovation: Two things to consider before committing to change

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Home renovations can be a great way to revitalise your property, especially after living there for a long period of time. Now could be the perfect time to take out a home loan and begin brainstorming about all the various additions and changes you've ever wanted to make to your property. 

However, there are a number of things you should be aware of before committing to these changes. Here are some tips to help your renovation run as smoothly as possible. 

Be realistic with your planning 

Having ambition is a great trait to have in life, especially when it comes to building and renovating a home. However, you have to be aware of when your plans may not be realistic and achievable. Take into account as many factors as possible when creating your plan – everything from expenses and money costs through to time allowances. 

Will you and your family have to leave the home during the construction? How long will you be without a source of power or water? Can you afford to deal with any complications that could arise? These are the types of questions to ask yourself during the planning phase of your renovation project. 

How are you going to tackle this?

There are a wide range of professionals available who can come into your home and take care of your renovations. While this may seem like the more expensive option, it will also help to protect you from causing any damage through your own lack of knowledge or skills. 

However, if you feel confident in your DIY abilities, undertaking your own renovations could be a cheaper option to consider. These are just two things to consider before committing to a full scale renovation of your property. 

You can contact a Smartline Mortgage Adviser on 13 14 97 for home loan advice. Or complete our call request form and we'll call you!

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