Renovating On A Budget – Where To Splurge & Where To Save

When you’re renovating your home, determining where to splurge and where to save can be a crucial choice – especially if you have a budget that you need to maintain. Sometime, your heart might call for overdesigning, but your bank account may speak otherwise. Other times, you go ahead and indulge yourself anyway. So today, we’ll be sharing some tips on where you should splurge and where you should save during your renovation.




1. New layout: Splurge

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The biggest part of interior design that can make your home pop is definitely the layout. there’s no use of old-school, cramped spaces in a contemporary lifestyle, so if you have to splurge a little to go for a beautiful, open floor layout, then we suggest that you go for it. You’ll get larger circulation spaces, more room to move around and a better spatial aesthetic if you do so.




2. Printed tiles: Pass

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Who needs to go for printed tiles that are part of a fleeting trend when you can emulate understated elegant luxury forever? So instead of going for a short-lived trend, you can opt for the timeless beauty of simple laminates, clean minimalistic backsplashes and simple execution in your interior designs.




3. Fancy wall finishes: Pass

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There are tons of choices to make when you’re renovating your home, and choosing the best wall finish is one of them. The best course of action here is definitely saving up and opting for simple paint – you can add a colored context without stretching your budget in the process. Fancy wall finishes like mosaics and tiles can be hard to maintain, but paint is a timeless classic.




4. Inbuilt carpentry: Splurge

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Customized carpentry includes media walls, shelves, cabinets and in-built furniture. It adds a highly personalized look to a space because it’s always unique to the specifics provided by a homeowner. So if you’re debating on going for specialized storage units or that epic media wall that’ll be the highlight of your living room, then go for it!



5. Luxury bath fixtures: Pass

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To be completely honest, the major aesthetic of the bathroom is achieved through the selection of the wall and floor tiles. Fixtures only make up about 20% of the aesthetic, so even if you go for branded luxury items, it’s not going to have a huge impact on the overall design. So if you cannot afford them, then it’s okay to pass it over.

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