1. The Unintended Benefits of DIY Renovation

    The Unintended Benefits of DIY Renovation

    Found this article from ABC News and thought that we would share it. It's called Two DIY Renovators Share Their Biggest Lessons.

    It offers some really fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

    Apart from the copious amounts of money saved, and time spent with friends and family working together as a different type of social activity, the sense of achievement you have from the DIY makes you view every aspect of a house in a new way, and really respect and appreciate it.

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    1. I actually don't think there's an area of the house that went untouched.
    2. We got the keys on the 15 December, 2016 and made it our mission to lift all the old floorboards and get the house restumped before Christmas.
    3. I set a working budget because I knew I could only renovate the kitchen and repaint the house.
    4. Take time to look at how other people's houses are designed and function, then take a good look at how you live.
    5. We read a lot, watched a lot of YouTube and practically memorised all the words in the book How to Be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator.
    6. It was actually very tough to work [at our day jobs] and work on the renovation and it certainly slowed it down.
    7. I moved to part-time when we started revving things up.
    8. Renovating brings out a lot of differences of opinion in people and the physical labour leaves you feeling exhausted.
    9. We understood what we were walking into so our relationship fared annoyingly well.
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