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Has anyone done a DIY project on your home? Just bought a house with hubby and it needs some renovations on a small budget.

Posted by mom119776, 9th July 2019

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  • I believe Bunnings have DIY workshops but I don’t know how often they do them and if it is done at every store. Most of the staff are able to give good advice on products used for a lot of DIY jobs.
    Do some research before you start on your endeavours. Paint doesn’t always need to be an expensive brand. Sometimes a “generic” brand (not labelled as such) has the same quality as their more expensive brand). Some timber paint preparations contain both primer and undercoat. Sometimes it is best to clean walls before painting. Sweep off spider webs and dust. Areas such as the kitchen often have a oily/greasy residue from cooking no matter how careful you are. A lot of people use Sugar Soap.

  • If you don’t have the money at the moment to do things as you ultimately would like. Maybe a freshen up could do the job, whilst you save up. Painting a room can often be the cheapest and easiest way to quickly freshen it up. There’s no hurry to renovate :)

  • Depends what the renovations are. I did some small ones purchasing what I needed myself but nothing major. As long as no plumbing or anything electrical is involved with some research and borrowing of tools you should be able to do what you need just don’t rush in and do your research first.

  • Before just jumping in the deep end, have a look at some diy videos on YouTube or the Bunnings website. It will show you what you need and the steps to follow to achieve your goals. DIY can save you thousands if you get it right, but if it goes pear shaped, you will end up paying for it, and maybe even more than it would’ve cost to get a professional in.

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