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These gate latches can be really naughty, especially when a hard cold weather hits them in the winter… The last time it broke, I was able to fix the malfunction with a zip tie. But now that the other side broke off completely, I decided that it was finally time to upgrade. But while this kind of notion may have its logic in it for you, what if I told that more than 65% of do-it-yourself homeowners who start the renovation without the help of the contractor don’t even sketch out a preview plan?

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This means, that as they say in this good old wise proverb “if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”. So, my young padawans, let’s see if the old wise contractor Joe still has what it takes to teach you all a good lesson or two in home renovation and remodeling. That also means, that putting all the obvious stuff aside, the plan that you will need will vary depending on the specific type of renovation you wanna do. Basically, this is why I am gonna guide you through on a universal one.

The list can be bigger than I list it here, depending on the specific project, but here’s a short one: a hammer; set of nails; drill; power drill; hot guns; tool pouch; safety glasses; extension cords; demolition bars; brooms; cleaning supplies and products.

“ Also, despite this list having all the most basic equipment and hardware that you might need, it’s important to have some extra tools, just if you’ll need one – like a screwdriver, e.g. ”

So, before we get started with the good stuff – let’s first assess the short-term overall cost of undertaking a project that you’ll suffer, just as well as the long-term benefits that you might enjoy.

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So, returning to the long-term gains, these can be achieved if you will, e.g., optimize your house’s energy system – meaning it will have to consume less power supply, hence, your monthly energy bills will all go down in cost. So are there any other ways to be more efficient? Sure! Purchasing only quality construction materials (or testing them before you build) is one surefire way to avoid multiple repairs, repaints, and replacements in the short-term future.All in all, in case you didn’t know that before you started, making a home remodeling is not just about improving the aesthetics (or functionality) – it can also directly provide you with long-term savings and increase the property value immediately.
Do that, even if you are a DIYer. This doesn’t mean hiring them to do the job – but it still means getting the professional output and opinion, meaning that you will make much fewerx mistakes while in the construction process. Yet another good trick to follow, while you’re about to begin – is actually giving yourself a deadline to see – just like if you were a contractor.Also, a yet another way of making sure that you’re on the best possible track, both cost-wise and efficiency wise, is to consult with an architect or a professional contractor.

Well, when your plan, your tools kit, your house and yourself are all ready to get handy, the only thing left is deciding on what room of the house will start with first. The rule of thumb is first starting with smaller ones, or those where you’ll need to actually do less works in… Also, taking into account such materials as the paint or similar ones, making sure that you have some little extra of those is always a great idea. On top of that keep in your mind, that any construction project that involves a lot of different stages in it will have some tasks with a higher priority. For example, working the windows and doors, then walls and then everything else should be your basic home renovation rule. If we are talking about home improvement works, then the seasonality will play a bigger part in prioritizing those. All in all, making sure to actually plan it out will help it to eventually work out on the schedule.

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