Home renovations can come with complexities. Don’t let one of them be going over your budget.
Once you decide on your project budget...stick to it! Allow a cushion in your budget to allot for unforeseen costs that may come up throughout the project.
What do you need versus what do you want?
Decide on your top renovation needs and priorities. Whether it’s the bathroom or the kitchen, stick to what your priorities are. Are you wanting to remodel your kitchen with the top priority being a more modern look but the appliances are lower on your list? Remember to keep these things in mind once your project begins.
Don’t Settle on Supplies
When gathering supplies, allow plenty of time to search for the best options. Take the time to compare prices and get the best deals. Consider using recycled or gently used items and materials. A little searching can go a long way!
Talk to Others who have Done Similar Projects
Find a friend, neighbor or co-worker who has been through a remodel before. Ask them what their budget was like, what mistakes did they make, how could their process have gone smoother? Learning from their mistakes could help save you a lot of money!
Handle Your Own Waste
Renting a dumpster for your projects is a great way to save. A 30 yard dumpster is a perfect size to take care of all the waste produced by your renovation project. It’s also a great way to keep your project safe and free of debris that may be getting in the way and slowing down your project. When you rent a dumpster, you can clean up as you go!
Do What You Can Yourself
Doing certain projects yourself can significantly cut down on costs. The most popular items people choose to take care of themselves are tearing up old carpet and knocking out old cabinets.
Another small piece of your project you can save on is the final painting. This is a great part to tackle yourself to save some money towards the end of your project.
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