36 home renovation mistakes you should avoid




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If you’ve just purchased your home and it’s in a habitable state, it’s a good idea to live in it a little while before beginning renovations so that you can figure out what works and what doesn’t work in its current layout. From where you drop the groceries and how the living zones flow, to where the coldest and warmest corners of the house are, it’ll help you hone a practical and comfortable design rather than purely focusing on aesthetics.




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If you’re working with a tight budget and your timeline is less constrictive, concentrate on tackling the most used rooms in the house first. Doing a little work across a lot of rooms will only lead to frustration and leave you with an array of unfinished living spaces. Instead, focus on ticking off one or two vital rooms such as the kitchen or the lounge, then move on to other areas when money allows.




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




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While some home insurance policies will offer cover for minor decorating projects and DIY, most won’t cover you for a major renovation. To ensure you’re covered should disaster strike, call your insurer before you start work to check what your policy covers and if necessary put renovation insurance in place. You may also need to arrange for extended cover if you intend to leave your home unoccupied while works are being carried out.




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




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