Homestead Renovation Update Completed Demolition

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Update on the Homestead Renovation!  Demolition on the first floor is pretty much complete, some of the walls have been reconstructed with studs and the electrical work is being done.  It is really starting to come together!  If you have ever done any sort of renovation you can relate to what you find when you open the walls.  Our new project list is almost 3 times what it was in the beginning, very overwhelming.  But in the end it will be like living in a brand new home!  Now I need to start picking paint and tile colors.  So many choices!

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The kitchen^

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Pantry that was shortened to give a wider doorway ^

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JWs room with the new (rebuilt) wall ^

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Kitchen, once was a pantry, now will give us more counter space ^

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Wider entranceway ^

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JWs reconstructed closet ^

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The bathroom down to bare bones ^

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The master…

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Home Improvements Cape Town

The major question you have when you need to do some home improvement is whether to engage in a do-it-yourself project or to hire a home improvement company. It depends on your experience and skills in the field, as well as on the complexity of the renovation.

Typically, home improvements cape town refer to various building projects that modify the layout of a house or the exterior properties. It might be as simple as painting an accent wall, or it may mean that you’ll completely transform your home. If you live in a big and modern city such as Cape Town, you’re lucky to have plenty of opportunities. There are companies that are ready to help you when it comes to any aspect of home improvement.

That’s why you should hire a specialized team, unless the change is a really insignificant one. Many men think that they can handle all types of home improvements though they have little or no expertise. Being a man doesn’t automatically qualify you for handling everything related to this matter. Interior design, repair, safety measures, home additions or comfort upgrades do require knowledge and skills.

You might think that transforming your home into a DIY project will save you money and it will be a nice way to spend your afternoons. But it can be the exact opposite. If you don’t get the right materials, you might encounter lots of issues such as cracked walls, bad-fitted cabinetry or misplaced flooring. But the most important thing to consider is that you might get seriously injured. When it comes to electrical stuff, you should never try to do it yourself. It’s simply dangerous.

Also, most types of home improvement require specific tools. These are expensive and it’s really useless to get them just to accomplish a few tasks and then to let them gather dust in the garage. If you don’t plan on using them often, they represent pretty bad investments. Not to mention that it’s highly likely to damage a thing or two before you get the hang of it.

You can use the DIY approach for simpler things when buying materials for self home improvement from a retail store and using a step-by-step guide is enough to do a pretty good job. For important projects, you can either hire a contractor that does all the plans, gets the workers and supervises the project or you can hire just the tradesmen. For example if you want to renovate your bathroom, you can contact an architect to draw the plan, builders to perform the job and other tradesmen like plumbers or electricians to finish it. It’s usually better to go for the first option as it’s time-saving and the project will be ready much sooner. You’ll also avoid misunderstanding between the contractors.

 

From A Pro To All Homeowners: Know Your Home Renovation Limits

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Renovating your own home seems like a sound business proposition until you’re ankle-deep in sawdust and burning a hole in your bank account with do-overs and fix-ups. That’s why homeowners need to know which jobs are DIY and which jobs are DI-don’t. Cherie Barber, a professional renovator from New Zealand, has renovated over 40 properties, and as such has more than her share of renovation experience. She said, “Renovating isn’t hard, but there are a lot of steps in the process.”

The 10 Percent Rule
Barber said smart homeowners don’t spend more than 10 percent of their property value on any cosmetic renovation because, “Every dollar you spend over comes out of your profit margin.” And doing slipshod work just to avoid over-spending isn’t the answer either. “Why you may save money on your reno, it can come back and bite you on the resale price,” Barber explained.

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