Renovating or improving your home can be one of the most exciting and satisfying projects you can undertake for your property. It gives a rewarding sense of achievement, but it can also be costly if you don’t plan your renovation accordingly.
It’s been well documented that home improvements are on the rise, with more time spent at home due to COVID-19 isolation, people are eager to undertake renovation projects. According to the Housing Industry Association, the total value of work is projected to increase from $33.2 billion in 2017 to nearly $36 billion in 2020.
For improvements that include gas, electricity, plumbing, asbestos and major demolition and structural work always seek out a reputable licenced builder. However, for smaller improvements you can easily save yourself time and money with hiring equipment to help you get the job done.
Here are 5 DIY jobs that you can do with hiring equipment that will save on time and money and add value to your property.
1. Improve your landscape and gardens
A well-maintained garden, with a functional outdoor living space is very popular with home buyers and makes your home a much more relaxing space. If you’re looking for inspiration on some ideas to plan your dream garden take a look at virtual sites such as Gardena and Yates Virtual Garden Planner to get started.
HirePro Suggestion: We offer a vast assortment of tools and accessories that will let you mulch, haul and trim to get your yard looking just the way you want it. Not only that, but you’ll discover that our products are a fraction of the cost you’d spend if you hired a landscaper to come out and do the job for you.
2. Build a deck or outdoor patio
If you’re wanting to take on an addition to your home like a deck or build a small extension to your home always contact your local council about any restrictions first. There are certain restrictions on what you’ll be able to cut down and remove in your local area. There’s plenty of outdoor living ideas that can improve a home such as a deck, patio, in-built BBQ areas, built-in day beds, a pergola, pizza oven and much more.
HirePro Suggestion: We have a large range of builders tools and equipment for hire including drills, framing guns, grinding, sanding and stripping tools, hammers and breakers, saws, welders, and fasteners.
3. Pressure clean the exterior of your house
Water blasting the gutters, driveways, windows, frames and outside areas of your home can give your house the clean you never thought it could have and bring most surfaces back to a new state.
HirePro Suggestion: We have a range of pressure washers and drain cleaners that are the go-to source when you’re in need of heavy duty cleaning. They’ll blast away grime from siding, vehicles, boats, roofs and other outdoor spaces such as driveways.
4. Refresh the paintwork
One of the simplest and most economical ways you can add value to a property is to update it with fresh paint. A new coat of paint will make the space look bigger and more inviting.
HirePro Suggestion: Whether you’re painting an older home that is in need of drastic updating and repairs, or you just want to freshen things up with a whole new colour—we can give you the painting equipment and supplies needed to complete the job with proficiency and professionalism.
5. Fix general maintenance and remove clutter
Have good look around your property for issues you may not have been aware of. Check for leaking drainpipes, cracked roof tiles, leaking taps, termites, chipped paint, cracked bricks, loose pavers, and broken fence paling that needs removing and repairing. Houses often have loose debris, old wood and broken tiles under the house or around the sides and removing clutter from your property is a great way to give it a spring clean and tidy.
Whatever your DIY home improvements are, at Hirepro we’d love to help you choose the right hiring options to help you get the job done.