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    Smart renovations on a budget

    Published on 30 January 2019, Wednesday, 6:01 AM

    If your house is looking a little tired and dull, it might be time to start considering a renovation project.

    Whether you embark on an ambitious garden landscaping project, or a small curtain replacement job, making changes around the house can boost its value and improve its appearance.

    However, if rocketing energy prices and soaring living costs have left a hole in your pocket, it is advisable to draw up a budget, and stick to it!

    When planning your DIY project, make sure you factor unexpected costs into your budget - this will cover you if you make a botch-up or something goes wrong, allowing you to still go ahead with the job.

    Another money saving tip is to shop around for the best prices. Auctions, online sites, sales, and second-hand shops all offer some great bargains, so have a look around before you make a financial commitment. Some sites such as Gumtree have a free section - you'll be surprised at the things people will give away!

    It is also worth getting a quote from a tradie as they get trade prices for a lot of materials - meaning they can pick them up a lot cheaper than you can.

    Hiring equipment from your local Kennards Hire will save you loads too!

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.