Home Renovation

Home Renovation – 16 Mistakes Not to Make

Home renovation can be fun, it can be exciting but to make sure your renovation goes well don’t make the following mistakes.

Your home is probably your most valued asset and renovating can help to build this asset but you need to plan your renovation out exactly. Follow the correct process with trusted trades people and pull together your renovation ideas for a fantastic job you will be proud of for years to come.

After 7 renovations I have made many mistakes and they can be very costly or just plain annoying, especially when you have to keep looking at them day in day out. I can’t recommend highly the idea of planning and thinking about your renovations before they begin. No doubt you may come up with issues along the way but planning will eliminate many before you start.


  1.  Not enough planning

  2.  Not getting correct council approval if needed

  3.  Not budgeting for unforseen costs and being realistic about renovation costs

  4.  Creating a wow factor that doesn’t last the test of time

  5.  Not using trusted tradespeople

  6.  Over capitalising

  7.  Over estimating your DIY abilities

  8.  Badly completed work

  9.  Not communicating with all parties

  10.  Not being in control

  11.  Buying bargains that don’t work or fit

  12.  Not thinking of the future and not planning for it

  13.  Not doing enough homework and research

  14.  Not doing enough prep work

  15.  Not being realistic about time frames

  16.  Not knowing the correct renovation process

Before photos - renovation ideas www.designlibrary.com.au Interior Design & Building


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All images are before photos from my personal renovations.

If you have any great renovation advice or have made any renovation mistakes let us to know, comment below.


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