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When you're tackling something as emotionally and financially important as a home, it can be easy to lose perspective. But there are simple things you can do to remain on budget, from the muscle you hire to the bespoke touches.

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Renovating your home yourself can be a great way to build skills and sense of accomplishment or ownership. Research shows <a href="http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/11-091.pdf" target=we value something more that we have partially built, than something bought outright. But as Lifehacker has suggested before, there are a few things you should consider before you take the DIY plunge -- not least whether the job is risky and you have the right tools. Let's take a look at 10 common reno jobs...

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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When renovating your home to add some value, experienced property investors like Patrick Bright suggest aiming for a $2 return for every $1 you spend. Depending on context, this isn't always possible. But if you are strategic with your resources -- money, time and effort, getting close isn't out of the question. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as your reno approaches.

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Individual renovation projects will demand specific supplies, but there's some stuff that's always worth having around before emergencies arise. Here's our favourite items which we figure no handyperson's cupboard should be without.

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So you're busting to make some renovations to your property, but you're renting rather than paying off your own home. What are your options in Australia? The short answer is "not much".

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Home renovation and DIY are two of our favourite topics here at Lifehacker, and this week we're hammering away with a series of extra post examining how you can renovate more efficiently (and for less money). Welcome to Renovation Week.