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The Dos and Don’ts of Home Improvements

November 2, 2016

Home ImprovementsWith home improvements become ever popular, it is important to keep a few things in mind. Whether it is to improve you home or for its marketability, take a look below at the dos and don’ts of home improvements.



Do focus on adding value

Kitchens, bathrooms and the curb appeal are generally the priorities when planning home improvements. These improvements add the most value to your home. With the kitchen generally being the hub of the home, giving it an uplift can benefit the whole house. Additionally the curb appeal is very important; the exterior is the first things your visitors see and therefore the first impression of your home.

Don’t ignore the essentials

Make sure the basics are right before adding the finishing touches. Simple things like making sure the shower is fitted correctly and doesn’t leak before painting the room will save you both time and money.

Do remember the cosmetics

Take a bit of time before applying that lick of paint to think about the placement of added extras. Do you want to move the lights or add extra ones? Will you be changing the cupboard doors? And most importantly will the colour of paint that you have chosen match them?

Don’t forget your limitations

There are a few things that you may not be able to do. Don’t be afraid to get a professional in, after all if you botch the job, they will have to come in and do it anyway. Everyone can paint wall, give the house a good clean and tidy the garden. It is when it comes to the plumbing and electrics that will need someone qualified to do the work.

Do have a budget

Plan carefully and stick to a budget. Make sure you don’t over capitalise and set out an amount for each individual part of the renovation. Borrowing the finance for home improvements can make one achievable monthly payment so you know exactly where you are.

If you are looking to renovate your home with a few improvements, we have many different finance options available. Just visit our calculator page and apply now to speak to one of our helpful financial experts.

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