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Home Renovation: How to Get Started

May 3, 2017

It’s no secret that home renovation is big in Perth and across Australia. It seems like everyone wants to renovate their homes in one way or another. We renovate our homes for different reasons. Some of us want to have a nicer home to live in while others want to get a better price when they sell their homes. Some buy distressed homes for discount prices and renovate them for profit.

Whatever your reason is for renovating, you need to analyse them, along with your needs and your budget, before you start renovating. Here are the steps to getting started so you can get the most out of your home renovation.

Get Your House Inspected

Have a professional inspect your home to tell you what needs serious work. They will need to know BCA and local codes so they can tell you if something isn’t up to code. A thorough inspection will keep you from renovating a home for sale, only to find out it isn’t up to code and you need to spend more money.

If you plan on staying in your home, the inspection can save you a lot of heartache down the road.

Air Conditioning

You will also want to make sure your heating and cooling systems are in order, especially the air conditioning. If it needs to be fixed or replaced, do it with the renovation. Faulty air conditioning can result in mould in your home. This can affect your standard of living.


If you are renovating the bathrooms and kitchen, make sure the plumbing can handle the demands of the new equipment. Replace leaky fixtures so they don’t damage your flooring or walls and waste water, especially at today’s water prices.

Energy Efficiency

If you are keeping your home, energy efficiency saves you money. If you are trying to sell, energy star ratings can help your home command a higher price on the market. Kitchen renovations are the second-most popular renovation today and they are the first home renovation recommended by real estate brokers if you want more money out of your home. Energy-efficient appliances are definitely an eye-catcher in open houses.

Doors and Windows

Doors and windows can determine a lot about the appearance of your home. They can also save you a lot of money in energy use. Whether you are staying or selling, pay attention to the doors and windows.

DIY Projects

We have seen a lot of DIY homeowners do a great job of smaller home renovation projects. Painting is one that most homeowners can do a professional job on. Landscaping can make your home look better. You may want to install new hardware in your kitchen and/or bathroom.

For Best Results, Hire a Home Renovation Professional

Ultimately, though, if you want the best results, hire a home renovation professional. If you aren’t “in the business” or you aren’t a great project manager, it is easier and better for you to just hire a professional firm to take care of your home renovations.

At Next Level Extensions, we have more than 70 years’ combined experience in providing home renovations to Perth area homeowners. We have an award-winning home renovation designer named Max Sardi, who has helped numerous homeowners design home renovations that are far beyond what they originally envisioned.

We have amassed a perfect customer satisfaction record. Nobody has ever been dissatisfied with our work. That is because we hire only the best tradies. Most of the have been with us so long that they are like a part of our family.

We specialise in home renovations. We provide second storey additions and home extensions for those who need more space. When we renovate or add onto a home, we do so with minimal intrusion into your daily life. We are experts at working quietly and organising your home renovation so that you can go about your life while we are renovating.

If you would like to learn more or you would like an obligation-free consult from Mr Sardi, call Next Level Extensions today: 1300 948 094.

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