Top tips for avoiding stress when renovating a house — and ensuring it runs smoothly

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When writing this, I realised that had we heeded the advice I am about to impart to you, it would have saved us bucketloads of blood, sweat and tears (just to reassure you, there weren’t actual buckets of blood — an eggcup at most). 

This all-important schedule of works when renovating a house. This is basically a list of all the jobs you will need to do to get your renovation project from A to Z, in the right order, without going over budget and with minimal disruption to your life.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.