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What to Know Before Renovating a Home

Whether you’re hoping to create your forever home or flipping to generate a profit, renovations take a fair amount of work and organisation to be successful and as stress-free as possible.

Revolution Projects have 26 years of experience in completing home renovations on the Gold Coast, and as well as being able to help with all the practical work, we’re happy to share the knowledge we’ve picked up along the way when completing extensive renovations.

What are your renovation goals?

If you’re looking to create your forever home, think about how your space will need to adapt for you over time.

Will you need more bathrooms? More living space? Consider your hobbies and how your family may change, whether it’s from having children, or caring for elderly relatives.

On the other hand, your renovation may be to turn a decent profit – if this is the case it’s worth getting in touch with a real estate agent to see what they think would bring the best return in the current market before starting to plan your project.

Get on top of your development application

Most extensions and some renovations will need a Development Application.

Your local council will be able to advise you and may also be able to suggest ways you can fast-track your application process.

Get your budget in order

Renovations cost a lot of money – and you’ll always need to allow a bit extra than you think when you start out.

• Get your quotes – aim to get quotes from three builders and make sure you know what is and isn’t included
• Think about things like storage costs and permits – all these details will add up
• Remember to include all the finishing touches too – you don’t want to get to the end of your project and find there’s no room for the smaller yet essential details.

Design style

You may want to create a sleek, modern interior, or reinvigorate a period home.

It’s important to have a clear idea of your design style at the start of your project so that you consider the materials and finishes that will work best.

Mixing and matching can look great if it’s carefully planned, but a mix of styles can compromise the final look and may impact the value of the property when you are done.

Avoid over-investing

It’s easy to sink a lot of money into a renovation. If you’re planning to stay in the renovated home then this may not matter as much, but if you’d like to move in a few years, or you’re renovating entirely for profit, then you need to be careful not to overspend.

Experts recommend spending around 10% of your home’s value on a kitchen refurb, and around 5% on a new bathroom.

Ask the experts

Choosing a reputable local company like Revolution Projects can dramatically help reduce the disruption and stress that a renovation usually causes homeowners.

We’ll spend time talking through your options and take care to make sure we understand exactly what you’re hoping for as the end result.

Having a clear plan and concrete goals will help you and your building contractor work well together and will also likely save you money in the long run.

Get a quote

To find out more, or to organise a no-obligation quote with us, just fill out our contact form online and we will get back to you to discuss.

You can also give us a call and we can discuss your needs in detail and provide you with a quote for the work that you are wanting to be completed.

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