How our budgeted bathroom renovation saved us thousands

INCREASE YOUR HOUSE VALUE   You might not want to update your bathroom to an ultra modern bathroom but even the smallest of bathroom renovations need to be planned. Our bathroom renovation has gone on a little longer than I had anticipated because I didn’t predict problems along the way. Even the best project planning will be met with some issues so it’s imperative to leave room for completion dates if you need a project done by a certain time. This summer was no exception in the fact that I started yet another planned undertaking around the house.  After completing a full installation of the central vacuum system the en-suite bathroom was next on my home renovation list.   En-suite designs and planning   We didn’t suddenly decide that the en-suite bathroom needed updating because the tiles clashed with my underwear or some other ridiculous excuse. The shower cubicle which is of a plastic and aluminum construction which has quite literally done its job and after 20 years of service needs be put out of its misery. The shower faucet leaks, the toilet has to be flushed 3 times even for the simplest of excuses, the cheap steel sink is […]

Should you buy a house flip or renovate?

KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO   When looking at buying your first house or your dream house, picking a house flip or choosing to renovate should be a question you ask yourself. As a household we’re not generally what you’d call nosy but sometimes going to see an open house can give you great ideas when you see renovations in real life. This is always an excuse for the wife to put on her shoes and drag me out because she’s seen another house that we must go and see. I’ll agree with her on some things and not on others. You don’t have to agree with each other on everything, which would be boring.As a husband, I will take interest in what my wife has for ideas around the house because 99% of the time I will be the one doing the install. Having an interest and input on what can and can’t be done makes dream renovations a bit more realistic. Looking at interior design magazines can give you great ideas but having a look at other houses and the renovations that have been completed is a good indication what would add value and sometimes what would be […]