With the summer upon us now is the time to get out there and start making plans for your property. If you are bored of looking at the same furniture, feel your rooms are outdated or you just want to restart completely, a home refurbishment could be the ideal scenario for you. To promote a well oiled refurbishment, we have created a list of our key 5 tips for success!
1. Planning & Organisation Is Vital
Whether your refurbishment is small or large, planning and organising is absolutely vital to ensure it runs smoothly. Particularly for larger refurbishments you will need to make sure that all elements of the process are covered and covered in detail, so that nothing is missed. If you have third parties involved then this becomes even more vital as you need to ensure all parties are on the same page when it comes to dates throughout the project. If you are struggling for time and it is a big job, you may want to consider hiring a qualified project manager to look after this side of things for you.
2. Choosing the Right Materials
Materials are the backbone of every project as they will be the products that actually make the refurbishment come to life. Whether you are knocking a wall through to another room or building a range of new furniture, you need to make sure you have quality materials that are perfectly suitable for the purpose you are using them for.
If you’re looking for sheet metal in Bristol or any similar steel materials, consider contacting your local steel stockholder or merchant. Other common materials you may also be looking for include wood, sand, stone or plastic products.
3. Reliable Personnel
If you are hiring someone to complete the work and not taking the DIY route, you need to make sure you have a reliable team onboard that you can trust to get the work done and to a high standard. It’s always worth shopping around and seeing what a range of companies can offer, before making a decision. We would also recommend checking out their reviews and general reputation, so you can get a feel for what the company is about.
4. Safety Hazards
Safety is particularly important if you are completing the refurbishment yourself, as most third parties will have operations and insurance in place to protect them whilst completing work. Things to look out for especially are heights, slippery surfaces and noise risks – a risk assessment is often the recommended action to take if the work is going to be carried out periodically and if it is not a small job.
5. Creative Decisions
It isn’t that often that people take on a refurbishment project in their own home, unless the house is particularly old. With this in mind you should take every opportunity to plan and make sure you are happy with the ideas you are going ahead with, as it’s unlikely you will be doing this regularly. Explore a wide variety of suggestions and be creative as possible, and more than likely, you won’t regret it.