READ LOTS MORE ABOUT OUR RENOVATIONS PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS

ON OUR 'SERVICES' TAB ABOVE, SCROLL DOWN TO READ ABOUT THE PROCESS,

WHAT WE DO PRE CONTRACT, HOW THE QUOTING PROCESS WORKS,

WHATS INVOLVED IN A TYPICAL RENOVATIONS PROJECT,

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM OUR RENOVATIONS SERVICES,

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR AND BE PREPARED FOR AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:

" OUR 18 POINT TASK CHECK- LIST "

FOR  ALL RENOVATIONS PROJECTS -

YOU CAN REALLY SEE

*THE DETAILS WE COVER,

*THE  THOROUGH SUPERVISION PROCESS,

*THE EXPERT KNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE TO GET EACH TASK DONE

*THE TRUSTED RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE WITH OUR TRADIES.

1. Work out the cost of the renovation or project, get specific quotes, measure accurately then add at least 10 - 15% on top for unforeseen problems that can arise.

2. Don't pay full price for anything! Check salvage stores, seconds/discount electrical stores, car park sales, warehouse clearances and search the internet. Take advantage of Trade discounts through Essence Interiors Styling Packages.

3. If you see something you like in a sale - snap it up now and store it until you need to install it. You may regret it if you don't buy it straight away!

4. Measure tiles carefully - if you buy discontinued or deleted lines for less than full price, there may not be enough to complete your job, if you suddenly find you need more.

5. Get at least 3 quotes and also try to get the price down or at least something extra thrown in at no extra cost. It is always worth trying or at least asking!

6. There is often a huge price difference in similar products. Ask yourself "How important is it, that I have Blackbutt Floors when Tasmanian Oak is cheaper?". Research all products before deciding as some can be inferior to others and some products may have extra advantages.

7. Lesser known, or under promoted products are sometimes better or cheaper. Don't just settle for what you know is safe, look deeper into it and you may be surprised. Some products are just a bit harder to find.

8. With paint colours, if in doubt about using bold colours choose a lighter neutral tone for most walls (eg: 3 out of 4 in a room) then choose a bold feature wall colour for just one wall. (This should be the first wall you see or one with the least doors and windows on it.)

9. Don't assume that fabulous lighting must cost a fortune! Places like IKEA are great for economical but modern and funky light fittings. Think of lighting as a decoration as well as a function.

10. Wondering where to spend the money and where not to?

Think of what is used most in a home and spend on the well used items, such as:

  • Sinks & Taps
  • Toilets
  • Floors
  • Benchtops
  • Cabinets
  • Lounge suite
  • Bedroom suite
  • Showers & baths
  • Lights
  • Dishwasher, APPLIANCES**,

** If you don't use the oven much, then why spend a lot on it?

Most gadgets on appliances never get used enough anyway.