Drafting services in Sutherland Shire with tips for keeping your renovation budget in check
Here at Go Design, our drafting services in Sutherland Shire know that when it comes to renovating your home, you will be spending a lot of money, and you don’t want to waste any of your cash.
Below are some of our top tips to help you balance your renovating budget.
Be upfront: Tell your draftsman, architect and designer what you have to spend to begin with. This helps them work to a figure, so you don’t waste money on changing the plans due to unaffordability.
Don’t always go with the cheapest quote: When shopping around for the most suitable builders, architects and designers, get rough cost estimates including up front fees. Make a complete list of the inclusions on offer and whether or not they are negotiable on minor alterations to the plans as you are going along. Just remember the cheapest is certainly not always the best and you shoudl look for cost transparency.
It’s all in the details: If you only have rough sketches etc. the more guesswork needs to be done by the builder in the costing, therefore the greater the chance of price variations.
Prepare for extra costs: There will nearly always be an unforneen issue to threaten your rennovation budget. It could be weather problems or turn out to be something as devastating as termites. Be sure to discuss a reasonable contingency such as at least 10%-20% of the total project cost.
To find our more about renovating your home and how our drafting services in Sutherland Shire can help you, contact us today.