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Makeover Series Part 1: Getting started

One of the benefits of home ownership is being able to make a house your home by adding personal touches to it through renovations and makeovers. From large scale jobs like decks and room transformations to small upgrades like painting walls or new curtains and flooring, putting a bit of work into your home can improve liveability and lifestyle as well as add property value.

Over the coming weeks, Hire A Hubby will be running a series of home makeover blogs to give you expert advice on a range of things you can do with your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room and outside area, and give you a bit of a guide on where to start and how to do it on a budget.

This week, we’re looking at the hardest part – where to start. Budgets, quotes and dealing with suppliers can be time consuming and a headache, so our Hubbies have broken it down to help you out.

Budgeting

Think about the bigger picture and the return on investment when budgeting. Don’t exceed your financial means and always allow for unexpected costs. Ultimately, you will eventually sell your home, so think from an outsider’s perspective what you’d want to see in your house. Value-adding can come from a fresh coat of paint, revamping drab floors or tidying up a garden.

Quoting

You may have received a few quotes already to help you with your budget, but now is the time to find the best quote. Talk to friends and family about who they’ve used and recommend. Hire A Hubby is a great place to start because they are the all-round experts and trusted advisers of the best contractors in your local area. Take your time comparing quotes so you’re getting the best value and quality of work for the price you are paying and ensure quotes are consistent with the work you require. If you’re engaging with contactors or suppliers, compare apples with apples and look for examples of previous work they have completed.

Timing

Whether you’re making over your living room or renovating your bathroom, think about how the time of the job will affect your living. Some work requires turning the water or electricity off or blocking doorways and driveways, which isn’t a problem if you plan for it. Listen to the advice of experts, but remember what you want and don’t be talked into something else.

In the coming weeks we will be taking our renovation series a step further by exploring makeover ideas in each section of your home. Stay tuned for next week when we’ll be looking at kitchen makeover ideas.

For help with budgeting and obligation free quotes, call Hire A Hubby on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.

Spring cleaning help from Hire a Hubby

Spring is just around the corner and the daunting spring clean is looming in the distance. Many people simply declutter and clean the home but here at Hire a Hubby we can help you go the extra mile and make your home shine inside and out.

This week our Hubbies have a list of jobs that are often left out of the average spring clean but make a huge difference to your home.

 

1.    Maintenance

Once the house is sparkling clean, it’s important to make sure everything is in working order. If your home needs a little repairing in places, our Hubbies can help you out.

Our services include carpentry, gyprock repairs, doors & locks, repairs & maintenance, landscaping, fencing and more. Don’t wait any longer – replace that broken fly screen, patch up the small holes and nicks in the wall or consider regrouting any old tiled areas.

 

2.    Outdoor Cleaning

Outdoor surfaces can quickly lose their looks as they get mouldy or dirty. High pressure cleaning is a great way to remove stains, dirt and mould from outdoor surfaces, doors, windows and more. It’s the perfect finishing touch to any spring clean to make everything look brand new again.

 

3.     Renovations and makeovers

Why not get that dream kitchen or bigger bathroom you want? Whether you just want to freshen up what you’ve already got or start with something completely new, our Hubbies can help improve the quality and value of your home.

 

4.     Painting

Most homeowners discover that DIY painting is difficult and the end result is almost always noticeably inferior to a professional job. Whether you simply need help painting a feature wall or painting the whole interior or exterior of the home, our Hubbies are able to provide the service you need. Fixing a DIY paint job is often harder and more expensive than getting it done professionally in the first place so why waste your hard earned time and money?

 

5.      Fire Safety

As the weather warms up it’s important to ensure your home isn’t a fire risk. Get our Hubbies to replace your smoke alarm batteries or ask them about a gutter cleaning service to remove clogged debris and prevent overspill. They can even install gutter guards to ensure leaves and debris don’t become lodged in the gutters in the first place.

Our Hubbies can also assist your spring clean by mowing lawns and doing garden maintenance or they can build the kids a great cubby house in the backyard.

Give Hire a Hubby a call for an obligation free quote on 1800 803 339 or visit our website www.hireahubby.com.au.