Starting a home renovation project will always be exciting - but it’s important to make sure that you always start what you finish, or you could find that it starts to take its toll on your mental health and wellbeing!
New research from Sainsbury’s Bank Loans has found that one in ten renovation projects in the last year are yet to be finished. It apparently takes an average of six weeks to complete projects, with just 56 per cent of the completed jobs hitting the planned deadline.
Interestingly, 53 per cent of those surveyed gave a negative answer when questioned about how the length of their renovation work made them feel. Some 17 per cent said they felt stressed, nine per cent said annoyed, seven per cent worried, five per cent depressed - and 15 per cent admitted they felt like it would never be finished.
Commenting on the findings, customer director at Sainsbury’s Bank Jason King said: “Home renovations are a great way of making better use of space, changing your home to fit your needs or adding value to the property. But, as our research shows, all too often these projects can bring stress and worry due to the time and money needed to complete them.
“Making a project plan and setting a budget in advance are two ways of trying to keep on top of the work, but when things change or problems happen it’s important to look in the right place for advice or financial support.”
Some of the most common projects that people undertake are redecorating living areas, doing some gardening and landscaping, redecorating the bedroom and adding new flooring or carpets.
If you’re considering doing some outside work over the next few weeks or months, with a view to adding value to your home as well as increasing your living spaces, what about installing a multi room log cabin in your garden?
These can add huge amounts of flexible extra living or working space, with at least two rooms boasting double-glazed windows and internal dividing walls, jointed in securely.
You can use your cabin for anything at all - the only limit is your imagination! What about a games room for the kids? Or an at-home cinema for fun screenings with friends and family?
Just remember that if you want to use your cabin for any kind of living accommodation, you absolutely must make sure that you understand the relevant planning and building regulations that may apply. Get in touch with your local planning office so you can arm yourself with all the facts.
These aren’t your typical garden sheds, however, and you’re sure to want to bring the professionals in to build and install your new investment… and at least that way, you’ll know the job will definitely be completed in a timely fashion and won’t be left unfinished in your garden !
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 17 Feb 2020
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