If you've got a home renovation or garden landscaping project on your hands this spring, it's more than likely you will look for the most cost effective option.
DIY projects, if not carefully thought out and planned, can become pricey exercises that can leave you more out of pocket than you bargained for.
However, the good news they can also be significantly cheaper than hiring a professional, and enjoyable!
The most important part of any renovation project is preparation. Carefully plan your job in detail so you know exactly what materials you need and you can draw up a budget.
While you may need to purchase some tools, most equipment can be hired from your local Kennards Hire branch - saving you loads on expensive gear that you may only use a couple of times.
Before you buy any materials, it is a good idea to shop around to ensure you get the best price. Sourcing building materials at auction houses or online can be a real cost saver.
It can be tempting to embark on an ambitious home makeover, but sometimes less can be more. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!
Cleaning up the backyard can also brighten up your property, and while you're at it, why not plant some spring flowers?