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When deciding on renovating your flat, you need to think long and hard about every aspect involved in the project, such as the changes to be made, the materials to be used, the companies to hire, etc. That’s why, at Terra Homes, we are going to provide you with the best tips on how to renovate your flat.

Five flat renovation tips

Do you know what renovations you want to make to your flat? If so, we recommend you follow these tips to ensure the success of your project.

1- Stay calm

Before starting a renovation you need to have a clear plan, as once it’s done you don’t want to have to do it again. That is why it is vitally important to take all the time you need to decide on how to do things, what materials you are going to use, etc.

Bear in mind that to decide on these things the best option is to listen to professional advice, which is why we recommend you ask the company who is doing your renovation for guidance.

2- Leave it in the hands of the professionals

The cheapest price is usually the most expensive option, and that is also true when it comes to renovations. One thing is to have an idea, another thing is to make it a reality. Renovation professionals are the best people to let you know which of the changes you want can actually be done, and how.

Placing your trust in those people who are not construction professionals may be cheaper at first but can be more expensive going forward. Renovating your home is an important decision, so it is best to invest as best as possible.

3- Get several quotes

When renovating it is important to not just stick with the first company you get a quote from, even if it seems very attractive. This is an important investment, so do not hesitate to compare the prices you receive from a range of different builders, get at least three quotes.

It is also recommended that the quote is broken down into different sections (electricity, plumbing, etc.) and that it also states the materials to be used, so you know the quality you will be getting. This will allow you to better compare what is being offered to you.

4- Don’t buy the materials yourself

When asking for quotes from different builders, it may seem that there is a significant difference in the prices of materials. This can tempt us into wanting to buy the materials for ourselves, thinking that it will save us money.

However, this is a big no-no. We need to consider that while the prices in the shops may be cheaper, it is because they do not include labour or supply costs. Also bear in mind that these types of businesses often offer discounts to professionals as well.

5- Don’t blow your budget

Nowadays it is common for companies to offer a binding quote in principle, meaning that there will be no unexpected surprises. However, even in these cases you cannot rule out any unforeseen circumstances arising. That is why it is important to keep hold of a portion of the budget in the case of having to cover any unexpected costs.

How much does a flat renovation cost?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on several factors including the state of the home, the square metres of the property, or the project to be undertaken.

That said, in general terms, the average renovation costs of a 100 square metre flat could be around 40,000 euros. This is for a comprehensive renovation, and in any case the final price will depend on the size of the home, the quality of the materials used, labour costs, etc.

Flat renovations are a complex process that need to be well planned, as the final result can be fantastic.

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