‘Saving’ is one of those words that attracts homeowners like candy to children on Halloween. It’s the magic word that makes everyone stop in their tracks and listen. Since all home owners inadvertently look for ways to save costs on their projects, today we’ll be sharing a list of 5 to get you started on yours. Let’s take a look:
1. DIY-ing the finishes
While its usually recommended to leave all the technical and mechanical aspects like wiring, carpentry, and plumbing to the professionals, most homeowners are savvy enough to partake in the finishes. These include painting an accent wall, hanging some wall décor, and adding some landscape to a barren balcony, etc. Ultimately these small things can save you big money.
2. Lookout for quote expiries
Not many homeowners know this, but quotes provided by professionals are only valid for a certain amount of time. So, if you’re searching for the best quotes and have found your pick, you have to make sure that the money you’ll be set to spend on the project is still valid for whenever you’re actually going to start it.
3. Repurposing a few materials
We’re not saying that you should do your entire home in reclaimed materials, but balancing the low-end and high-end aspects can save you a lot of money in the long run. Recycled materials can also help you go carbon neutral with the overall footprint of your home. You can also save a lot by reusing functional elements like kitchen cabinetry and only touching up their facades.
4. Shop in sales
Home renovation requires shopping for big items like furniture and appliances. These are quite expensive and have a huge impact on the overall budget. This is why it’s always better to wait for sales to get the best deals on everything. If you can find a great promotional deal in the meanwhile, then by all means; go for it!
5. A good alternative to in-builts
The sad truth about most home renovations is that customized carpentry is often unaffordable when you’re trying to stretch dollars. If this is the case for you, you can simply opt for mass produced items at shops like IKEA or Crate & Barrel. They’re just as good and cost way less!