The alternatives are cosmetic renovations such as painting and plastering. It may literally be covering the cracks, but it helps add a new lease of life to tired properties. Before you break out the Dulux, there are a few things you should know. Firstly, because it’s cosmetic doesn’t mean it can’t go wrong.
Here's five things to keep in mind.
Don't curb your enthusiasm
Declutter and clean
Repair and replace
Get a second opinion
The key is to see cosmetic renovations for what they are: necessary evils. Sometimes, there is nothing wrong with keeping it cheap and simple.