Home Remodeling on a Budget
One of the biggest investments that you’ll make in your life is your home. Obviously, to keep your investment at tip-top condition, it is necessary to allot time in doing maintenance, repairs and most of all, keep the design up-to-date. This will help in ensuring that your home’s value in the real estate market will keep shooting up. On the other hand, as a result of the past economic problems, home renovation project might not be at the top of your list.
But what if, there are several ways that can be done which can help you save huge sum of money even when you are doing home remodeling? Yes, it is possible to remodel your house without going beyond your expected budget. The only thing that has to be done is to plan things strategically from the design phase, materials to be used and the timing to when you want to execute the remodeling project.
You will notice that it is hard to cut cost without having to make compromises on the quality. But it actually is, following are the tips that can be done in remodeling your home on a budget.
Number 1. Efficiency matters most – it doesn’t mean that you have to build space or create one just to be able to reorganize your bathroom, kitchen or the whole house. Truth is, this can be performed by building shelves that have pullout drawers or concealed cabinets. This may be useful especially in kitchen to which thorough and careful planning is required. This is true if you don’t want to sacrifice the space in other parts of your house just to make room for cabinetry.
Number 2. Let light to come in – you want to let natural light to enter your house without having to build additional doors and windows. Before you consider smashing that wall for bi-fold doors or windows, why not think of a less invasive and less expensive way of bringing in more light.
To give you an example, you may make windowless hallway a lot brighter by simply installing a solar tube skylight which is actually a more affordable option than having to put a new window.
Number 3. DIY demolition – you can start doing your own demolition if you have plans of starting a home renovation and still on a budget. Even though knocking a part of your house isn’t expensive than rebuilding it, it still allows you to save few dollars by doing some of the demolition work on your own.
When doing so however, just be extra careful and take precautions to avoid unwanted injuries.