Are you thinking or planning on renovating your Bundaberg home? If you are, it’s important to know that insufficient planning could easily spiral out into a more expensive adventure than you bargained for. There are numerous budget-friendly home renovation ideas on the internet, but in this blog post we will scale them down for you to the four main ways you can drastically reduce cost when renovating your home. These tips will work for any budget, no matter how big or small the project.

So, here are our three sure-fire ways to stretch your home renovation budget and get more bang for your buck.

1. Preparing and sticking to a budget

So, how much should you factor in when renovating your home? First, you need to know how much you are willing to spend on the entire project. Having a budget will allow you to allocate more to the things that matter most to you. A good place to start is by creating a simple spreadsheet and noting down everything that you will require. This includes materials such as appliances, grout, tile, switch plate covers, outlet plate covers, cabinet hardware, countertops, paint, faucets, lighting, and your flooring choice, depending on the type of your renovation. This will help you get a more realistic idea of the overall cost of the project and understand which areas will require more budget and where you might be able to save cost. Make sure you include a little buffer which you can use in case of unforeseen events. Working with a professional Bundaberg builder will help you minimise the risk of unexpected additional cost and delays in your renovation processes. To help you evaluate whether a builder is a good fit for your project, we have created simple 8-Point Checklist PDF which you can download here.

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2. Take your time

Waiting until you have some savings for your home renovation project isn’t a bad idea. When it comes to renovating, time is your friend and rushing into things can result in costly mistakes. When we rush things, we can quickly overlook important factors and end up paying a lot more than initially budgeted for. You will probably be living in your home for quite some time after renovating, so slowing down and giving your project a little more thought will help you make more sound decisions and achieve a better result. 

DIY (Do it yourself) – This might be an obvious one, but doing some or all of the work yourself – if you have the required skills – can save you thousands. However, keep in mind that you may not be qualified enough to carry out the entire renovation yourself, which could result in half-finished projects, or worse, certain things needing to be re-done. If you would rather have a professional take care of your home renovation project and save yourself the hassle of costly mistakes, our qualified team of local Bundaberg builders can assist you. From proposal to finished project, we have the skills and know-how to ensure the desired outcome and a smooth process. 

To request a professional proposal, click here to request a call-back today. Our project manager will be in touch to discuss your dream home renovation and walk you through our easy process. 

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Designing a new outdoor deck is probably one of the most personal tasks that you can take on when renovating. When it comes to designing a new outdoor deck for your Bundaberg home, you really need to consider your home’s style, because otherwise, your new outdoor deck might feel out of place. A well designed and integrated outdoor are will not only improve your lifestyle, but could also add substantially increase the value of your property.

Now, there are a lot of people out there who would like to design their own deck, but they simply don’t know where or how to start. If you are one of those people, then you that you’ve come to the right place! Instead of getting hung up on details, you should first take a look at the bigger picture. The same thing can be said about pretty much any other kind of home renovation. With this in mind, here are our top four things that you should look out for when planning (or designing) a new outdoor deck in Bundaberg!

1. Invest in Fasteners

One of the biggest mistakes that many homeowners make these days is that they try to save money by investing in low-quality materials, like cheap screws and fasteners. This is one of the biggest mistakes that you can possibly make when building a new deck. Low-quality screws can easily corrode, mess up your deck’s colour, and significantly shorten your deck’s life. So, instead of investing in low-quality screws, try and invest in stainless steel or coated screws. This will make your outdoor deck last longer and safer, too.

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2. Know Your Decking Options

Today, homeowners have more decking material choices than ever before. So, if you are a fan of real wood, then you should definitely go for pressure-treated cedar – either that or redwood. Redwood is a remarkable deck material in almost every way. It is extremely stable, straight and its heartwood is naturally resistant to wood boring insects and weathering without the use a preservative chemicals. Redwood is also the most fire-resistant decking material on the market, making it a great option for the hot Queensland weather. And when it comes to hardwood, both merbau and jarrah are really great options, too. They offer a luxurious appearance that you can’t get with any other type of decking. As a local builder who specialises in building quality outdoor decks, we can assist you with finding the ideal type of wood and materials for your Bundaberg outdoor deck.

3. Add Beautiful Railings

An outdoor deck is not complete without some beautiful railings! There are some really good deck railings out there that have taken deck design to a new, never-seen-before level. With choices such as metal, vinyl, or glass, your outdoor deck can look more attractive than ever before. Here is a deck we have recently completed for one of our clients here in Bundaberg.

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Merbau Outdoor Deck in Avondale, Queensland

4. Conceal Your Support

There are many people out there who don’t mind seeing exposed screw-heads on their decks. But, what if you are not one of those people? Well, in that case, you’ve got some really good options. Hidden fasteners are always a good choice because they can leave your deck surface with a clean, smooth appearance. Make sure to check with your materials supplier to see what options are available. 

We hope that these ideas will help you get a little clearer on what to look for when designing your perfect outdoor deck. Here at Bundaberg Renovations & Additions, we are incredibly passionate about helping you design and build the deck of your dreams. So, when you’re ready, make sure to talk to us. Our team of qualified builders will help you turn your dream deck into a reality (and get it right the first time).

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