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New Year’s project handy planning check list

Created: 29/12/2015

The New Year is a great time to start planning for any home improvements or renovation projects you have earmarked for the year ahead.


With a fresh year comes the opportunity to update your décor, fix any problems that plagued you through the last year, or simply try something new in your house. Before you jump straight into a new restoration mission, however, it’s important to work out the fine turning. Is it a project you can take on yourself or will you need the help of handyman services in South London, for instance? What’s your budget and will the work require a permit are all-important questions to consider first.


1.      Get to grips with your budget before planning anything. It’s important to know how much you can spend initially and make plans accordingly to stick to this allocated funding. After the festive season, money can be tight and pricing up the cost of labour, materials and tools can save you stress later.


2.      Likewise, getting reliable help in place before you start is essential. Many of us would rather hire a handyman than do DIY, so you can guarantee that you won’t be the only person looking for some home improvements in the New Year.


3.      Seeking out the correct permits where necessary is also a pivotal starting point. If your project includes any work on the electrics, plumbing or structural integrity of your home, it may well require a permit before starting anything. Fortunately, knowledgeable handymen can often help you navigate this stage of planning or at least point you in the direction of a good professional general contractor.


Once you’ve got the nitty gritty of your renovation project tied down, you’re free to start reimagining your humble abode and, when complete, enjoy the result for a long time to come.


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