Home renovations have become a popular Australian pastime. In the form of separate case studies, this article presents two sides of the story: when a home reno can go terribly wrong or when it can go terribly right.
Perhaps due to the popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) television programs, home renovations are big business. The rewards are there, but watch out for the hidden costs – and we’re not talking about fancy tap-wear!
Australians in increasing numbers are becoming building experts and style gurus. It’s no surprise that Bunnings shareholders are smiling.
Equally unsurprising is the surge in DIY injuries being treated at hospital emergency centres.
Many DIY-ers jump in with bags of enthusiasm but are often unskilled and unprepared. Done the right way, however, self-renovating can reap rewards. Take these examples.
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