Tips for getting renovations for your Surfers Paradise property

Regardless of whether you're an investor or owner occupier, renovating your Surfers Paradise property could be an upcoming goal of yours. With the new year just around the corner, make the commitment to improving your real estate, especially if you're planning on selling in the coming months. Maximising your returns can be achieved by undertaking a few simple improvements in your home – but it can be difficult to know how to navigate the home reno market. 

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time and money, in order to help you achieve the best results possible. 

Be sure to seek the right approvals before starting

Remaining on the right side of the law is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, ignoring these rules could mean you end up with expensive fines and other punitive measures being taken against you. Secondly, you may not be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour if you're busy paying off fines or serving some other punishment. So be sure to seek out the right approvals before starting any major renovations.

Most small things can be done without seeking any consent, but when you start to make adjustments to plumbing, drainage, electrical or structural aspects of your home, you should seek advice about whether you need to secure permits. For example, things like building a deck or installing a pool will require council approval – to ensure all the right measures are being taken to make these installations as secure and safe as possible. 

Hire the right tradespeople

Furthermore, to ensure you get the best results possible, it's a smart idea to hire good tradespeople to help you make your renovation goals come true. While smaller jobs may be okay to undertake on your own, it's important to understand your limitations and know when it's the right time to seek the help of a professional. 

Be sure to get in touch with multiple different tradespeople to discuss your goals, in order gauge their understanding of your project. Choosing the right person for the job means finding an individual who grasps your renovation concept and can create a clean, clear-cut replication of your ideas. 

Consider all your options

There are a lot of different options to consider when it comes to renovating your home, and it can be easy to simply throw yourself into the first idea you come across. However, be sure to take your time, plan your renovation movements and create the best plan possible. 

After all, you have to take things like time and budget into consideration. This is especially true if you're undertaking a large renovation like the addition of a new room. Projects of this scale often disrupt the flow of everyday life and could even force you out of your home while the development is underway – give some consideration to this before committing to larger scale renovations. 

Furthermore, the amount of money that needs to be put aside for these projects can be daunting. It's always a good idea to save up a little more than the quoted price for your renovations, just in case extra costs arise, damages occur, or you simply miscalculated the initial costs. 

But these are just some of the things to consider in the long run when considering property renovations. Take your time, plan for every eventuality and you'll come out on top – with a fresh looking house to boot! 

Get in touch with a local real estate agent to begin discussing the Surfers Paradise property options available to you today.