Renovation opens up so many possibilities by changing people’s financial lives for the better. Initially, we may have a romantic idea about what renovating will deliver. Getting to the start and taking action is the first in a series of fast and sensible decisions you learn to make.
Being resourceful as a renovator is a skill you can cultivate.
So many tasks and skills we use at home or work can fit perfectly into the renovation space. It’s about closing that perceived gap in our minds and taking action, however imperfect, to make progress.
Too much thinking sometimes stops people from making a steady transition into a renovation. If you take a moment to reflect, you can quickly see that renovating is about making decisions and having conversations with the key people around you when all is said and done.
When we broaden our outlook, we see people around us, such as friends and even family, prepared to help at the right time. If you know you are not a great landscaper or not too savvy with interior design, your peers can add their flair or recommend the person you need. Knowing the ideal person to set up your finances with a better loan product can keep you on track and committed to making progress.
If you have skills in organising or doing parts of the renovation yourself, you can always explore a Joint Venture partnership to enhance your learning and grow your network of like-minded people.
As you notice more people in your area, are there local builders you can speak to about your project and ideas? Networking is so important, and by introducing yourself and chatting about your thoughts, you can work out if the builder is someone you can team up with at the right time.
Right now, being organised and transparent in your communication will keep you front of mind with your network of tradies and builders. Some tradespeople need months of advanced notice, so planning your renovation, having your products ordered and stockpiled (if possible) beforehand keeps the momentum going rather than stalling.
Resourcefulness is all about your willingness to take action, make decisions, and work with those within your team that have the experience you need. Ask your tradies questions, have a plan b if necessary, and know you can make leaps and bounds as a lifelong renovator with the right level of assistance.
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