Five tips for DIY enthusiasts

DIY can easily result in chaos. Follow our handy tips to make renovation easier.

1. Plan and budget

To avoid uncontrollable cost spiralling, it is good to think everything through very carefully in advance and make a budget. Decide who will do what: will you do everything yourself or will you get help with some things? Write a list and keep to it. Also makes a timetable and try to stick to it, and don’t forget to factor in delivery times for materials – check when your materials will arrive, it can often take longer than you think.

2. Do one room at a time

If you want to make changes in several rooms, it’s best to work on one room at a time to avoid chaos in your entire home at the same time. It’s easy to be enthusiastic in the beginning and start in several places simultaneously, but it’s not practical. Finish one project before starting the next.

3. A new floor can change the appearance of the whole room

Laying a new floor is a simple trick for renovating a room, and it also adds to the value of your home. If you choose a click floor from Pergo, you don’t need to spend a lot of precious free time laying the floor either.

In many cases, it’s not even necessary to remove the old floor. You can lay the new one on top of it instead. However, you must prepare the sub-floor carefully – find out more here.

Choosing the perfect floor may not be easy, but here you can get help to find the right type of floor for every room.

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4. A little colour can work wonders

Combining the colours of the floor, walls and ceiling can make a big difference in a room. Discover what you can achieve with a few different combinations here.

5. Lighting is everything

Don’t forget to consider the lighting! One mistake to avoid is using only a single strong light source – instead use more small lamps placed at different heights. Too many recessed spotlights in the ceiling can also provide excessively strong light, depending on the room. They are more suited to functional rooms such as bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes than living rooms. Instead, it’s a good idea to buy dimmer switches for lamps so that you can adjust the brightness according to the occasion.

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