It looks as though everyone is renovating at the moment, which I love to see. The latest ABS Stats show a massive spike in the number of building approvals in November 2016 for Greater Perth – a spike which was not met by any other capital city.
In fact, when looking at the Building Approvals by Greater Capital Cities Statistical Area (GCCSA) and above, Greater Perth had 24 approvals for alterations and additions including conversions in November 2016, while previous months pale in comparison.
Furthermore, building approvals issued for the five months leading up to this boom show 7 in June, 6 in July, 5 in August, 6 in September and 5 in October. Is this a result of the current market, where we see more homeowners looking to renovate rather than relocate? That I can’t say for sure, but it would sure suggest as much.
If you’re looking to renovate your home then I have some handy tips for you.
Continue reading to discover what the expert’s renovation tips for 2017 are. When you’re through, you’ll have a better idea of how to approach your home renovation project.
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1. Shop for products online
In 2017, it’s fair to say that the majority of homeowners now own a smartphone, tablet device or desktop computer. While you can use your device for many different things, one thing you can do is shop online for home renovation products.
At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, our online store is mobile and tablet friendly. So, start searching for the products that you need for your renovation and compare prices against our competitors. Not only will you find we’re the cheapest, but It will also save you hours going from shop to shop to price match.
2. Get a property valuation done
Over the last couple of years, the real estate markets have seen some fluctuation. As such, no one can really predict when in 2017 you should undertake your home renovation project. There is always some amount of risk involved. However, you can better time things by doing certain things.
One such thing is to have a property valuation done to compare your property to others in your neighbourhood. If you find that your property value is much lower than others, then you should go ahead with your renovation. If not, it is more prudent to wait.
3. Research for the best deals
Before you jump into buying home renovation products in 2017, I highly recommend that you take the time to look for the best deals in Perth – both online and in person. By comparing prices, you’ll know where to buy your products and could potentially save you thousands in the process.
At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we pride ourselves in offering top quality home renovation products at the lowest possible prices. You’ll get the best deal on everything – all under the same roof.
4. Break your project down
It’s very easy to get overwhelmed with a home renovation project as there are so many elements to consider – one small mistake to any part and the entire project can be affected.
Avoiding this is really simple. In 2017, Barry Du Bois of The Living Room suggests that homeowners break down renovation projects into smaller tasks. This will make your project much more manageable.
5. Work from a design or plan
Depending on the scale of your home renovation project, you may or may not need professional assistance. Larger projects will almost always require a builder and other tradespeople working together.
Whatever your case may be, you must always start your renovations by creating a detailed design or plans. This way, you’ll run into fewer problems during your renovation.
6. Get the exteriors done first
More and more people are buying homes based on their first impressions of the house’s exterior design. This is expected to continue in 2017 as well.
So if you’re renovating to sell, I recommend that you renovate the exteriors before investing in the interiors. This way, you’ll increase the value of your property and appeal to others as well.
7. Create a colour palette around trending colours
Choosing the right paint colours can become a big challenge in any home renovation. Colours can make or break a room completely, so you’ll need to get this right.
If you have no idea where to start, look at Dulux’s 2017 colour trends is a great place to start. Entwined weaves of colours, foundation and construction shades, colourful graphical patterns and soft sentient shades are going to be hot this year.
If you’re undergoing a home renovation project in 2017, there are some tips to follow to ensure everything goes to plan and that your efforts pay off.
It’s a good idea to get a property valuation done before you start with renovations. Also, shop for renovation products online and research to get the best deal. Break your project into smaller tasks and always work from a design or plan. Lastly, work on your exteriors first and choose trending paint colours.
If you have purchased an existing dwelling and you intend to renovate, then visit Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We’ll offer you the best-priced renovation products in Perth, so get in touch with us today!