Home renovations are becoming more popular than ever thanks to the rise of television shows such as The Block. Australians are realising that you don't have to be an expert tradesperson to transform homes from drab to fab, and are taking on more DIY jobs than ever.
If you've got your eye on a new project in your home but aren't sure whether it's a job for the experts or amateurs, take a look at this guide to unexpectedly simple renovations you can do yourself.
Concrete pavements around your home, driveways, patios and even indoor flooring can all be kept looking shiny and clean without calling in the experts. All you need to do is hire a concrete grinder to restore the surface and polish it to your desired level of shine.
Operating the machines is easy, and the experts at Kennards Hire can talk you through any questions you may have about the process. The best thing about hiring a grinder is that it's effective and affordable, and you'll get real satisfaction out of completing the job yourself.
Many people baulk at the idea of renovating their own bathrooms, but the process is not as difficult as you may think. Small projects like repainting and repairing plumbing can be completed in a few hours or a day, whereas larger renovations like tiling and replacing sinks and faucets may require a little more patience.
For the extra ambitious, you can even install a brand new shower in this room. You may need an extra pair of hands to help with heavy lifting, and you'll need some skills in demolition and plumbing.
Wallpapering and painting
Tradespeople are efficient and professional when it comes to painting and wallpapering, but they can be quite expensive. If you can afford to set aside a weekend to tackle the project, painting your home is easy. Just remember to clear out as much furniture as possible first, and apply drop cloths to protect floors.
Wallpapering requires a bit of patience but it's not as difficult as it once was. Modern varieties are often pre-pasted, which means less mess and time spent applying paste. You will need to take care that all strips line up and there are no bubbles or creases, so call in the experts if you've got a shaky hand.