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Simple Steps to Successful Home Improvements

Whether you are updating windows and doors, converting your loft, or building an extension for your home, home improvement projects can seem intimidating to begin with. Without proper planning, the final results don’t always live up to expectations, so it’s always best to make sure you have a proper understanding of the processes needed to achieve success.

By following these simple steps, you can feel more confident about making improvements to your home:

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Communicate with contractors

If you are hiring professionals to carry out your home improvement work, the best way to make sure you are happy with the final result is to communicate with your contractors regularly. This way you will be confident that the project outcome will match your expectations.

2

Safety should always be your number 1 concern

Don’t feel silly about wearing protective clothing such as a hard hat in your own home, but most importantly, if you are unsure about a job, you should always call in the experts. This way you can be confident that home improvements will be safe and live up to your expectations.

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When you make improvements, think about how it will affect your neighbours

When you make improvements, think about how it will affect your neighbours

If you live in a very traditional property, surrounded by other houses of a similar style, installing modern features or extensions that aren’t sympathetic to the style of your home and others in the area are likely to be very out of place.

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Make a list of everything that will need to be done

Make a list of everything that will need to be done

This will help you to develop a better understanding of the tasks involved in your project. Even if professional contractors will be making the installations or carrying our building work, by making a list of what needs to be done, you will know which contractors you need to call and will find it easier to communicate what needs to be done.

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Check you have permission

Before you start work on a large project, it’s always advisable to talk to your local authority about planning permission and building regulations. Some home improvements can be made without needing permission, however, for projects such as building conservatories and other home extensions, plans will usually have to be submitted for permission. #conservatories #homeextensions

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Do your research

Do your research

Before you get as far as planning your home improvements project, be sure to do as much research as possible. Whether you choose to search the internet or read books, by reading up on similar projects to the one that you want to achieve, you will be much better placed. If your project will be too large or too difficult to do yourself, you should also do plenty of research into finding the right contractors to get the job done.