5 things you need to do before renovating your home

5 things you need to do before renovating your home

With spring season in full swing, now’s the perfect time to plan a home renovation. If you’re one of many Brisbane homeowners planning to undertake a home renovation before the summer heat strikes, there are more than a few things to consider.

Today, I’ll compile a list of some of the things you must consider before renovating your home. By following these tips, you’ll certainly make your renovation much smoother.

1. Decide if you’ll DIY or hire a builder

The most important thing to consider about your upcoming renovation is whether you’ll DIY or hire a builder. By taking on a DIY renovation, you’ll certainly save a lot of money that you would have otherwise spent on professionals. However, you must have the skills and experience to handle a renovation yourself.

If you’ve never handled a DIY project before, it’s a good idea to call in the pros. Without skills and experience, there’s a good chance that you’ll ruin your project and end up spending a fortune making amends.

2. Plan on a budget

If you do decide to call in professionals to complete your renovation, you need to plan your budget carefully. Remember – home renovations are massive projects and you’ll need to budget for even the smallest of details. In addition to paying your contractors add a buffer of 20% for unforeseen expenses.

Planning and sticking to a budget can be difficult, especially if you’ve never undertaken a renovation project before. A good approach to this is consulting family and friends who have completed similar renovations. And, remember to check-in with your contractors to make sure your budget is on track.

3. Find the right builder

If you’re calling in contractors for your renovation, you need to make sure that you hire the right ones. You really don’t want to go with the cheapest option just to find out later that work has been shoddily done.

The best way to find the right contractors or builder is through word-of-mouth recommendations. Ask your friends, family and neighbours or search on the internet to find the right builder. And, remember to get multiple referrals before deciding on making a hire.

4. Pack up and pare down

Before renovation work starts, you need to clean up your home and pare things down to the essentials. Pack up things that you won’t be using during the renovation and move them to a safe place. Not only will this make your renovation smoother, but it will also protect your goods from damage.

Remember to keep essential items accessible and if possible, move items to an area that is outside the main traffic flow.

5. Arrange skip hire

Whether you are doing a DIY renovation or have hired contractors, you’ll need to contain your rubbish. The best way to do this is through skip hire in Brisbane. All you need to do is hire a skip and it will be delivered to your location within 24hrs. Once your skip arrives, you can load all your waste into it and professional rubbish removers will dispose it for you.

At 4 Waste Removals, we offer cheap and reliable skip hire in Brisbane. We offer both garden skips and junk skips, so you can dispose either garden waste or mixed waste in our skips. Our unique walk-in skip bins offer full access into the skip and we offer our skips on a 7-day hire basis. With us around, you needn’t look elsewhere for skip hire in Brisbane.


Before you jump into renovating your home, you must consider a few things. First, you must consider if you’ll DIY or hire a builder. If you decide on the DIY approach, you’ll need to plan your budget carefully and hire the right builder. And, before work starts, make sure to pack up and pare down and arrange for a skip hire.

For the cheapest skip hire in Brisbane, look no further than us at 4 Waste Removals. We don’t know how to renovate but we are experts in rubbish removal!


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