8 Ways to Save Money on a Home Renovation
1. Plan, Plan, and then, Plan Some More
2. Find a Trustworthy Contractor
3. Keep to the Footprint
4. Do Some DIY
5. Take Your Time
Once all the numbers are put into the budget, you may discover that you need to take a phased approach to your renovation, beginning with 1-2 rooms at a time. While the urge might be to check off all the items on your wish list, there are many less expensive upgrades and high-quality enhancements that can make your house look and feel fresh, such as a new bathroom sink, toilet, and fixtures (discover how to choose your faucets here).
6. Consider Long-Term Savings
7. Choose Materials Wisely
There are so many different materials and finishes to choose from. In looking at new materials, consider lookalikes, products that give the same feel as the aspirational one, but fall within the budget. As well, how you finish something will affect the cost, such as opting for the less expensive option of painting versus tiling. If you’re going to reuse materials already in your home, as mentioned, paint and hardware can go a long way, and, whatever you aren’t using, consider listing it for sale or donating to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity.
8. Mix High and Low
When trying to save money, it’s key to consider the idea of balance. What’s going to give you the biggest bang for your buck? For example, in the shower area, why not use low-cost tiles on the walls and then splurge a bit on the smaller shower floor? Or in the kitchen, purchase inexpensive cabinetry but spend on high quality work surfaces that add a luxurious feel and stand-up to everyday wear and tear. As well, your hardware and faucets are the jewels of the home and are easy ways to elevate any space. A matte black faucet like the Lez Single Hole Bathroom Faucet or a high-tech fixture like the Avery Touchless Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, instantly add interest and style with a simple update.
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