Managing your budget during the renovation process can be quite challenging. You’ll be tempted to splurge on a lot of things, but must learn to resist. So today, we’ve compiled a list of some design elements and details which you can avoid to cut down the cost of your renovation.
1. No half-hacked walls
Whether you want to make your space transparent, or whether you want to install a partial laser cut screen, hacking a wall can end up costing you a lot of money. Not only do you have to pay more for the dismantling, you have to them properly invest on recreating the perfect finishes for the bottom half of the wall. So if you’re trying to save up on your budget, this is one design element that you must avoid.
2. Go for cheap yet effective flooring solutions
Floor materials can end up costing a lot. If you go for new tiles, aside from the actual tiles, you’ll have to pitch in for the aggregate, grouting and installation works. Instead, you can simply polish and reseal the existing flooring. If not, then you can opt for vinyl floors, which are relatively inexpensive, sturdy, long lasting and cheaper to install.
3. Asymmetrical designs cost more
Asymmetrical design elements – especially relevant to the carpentry – cost a lot more than simple designs. If you opt for a circular media wall, it’s definitely going to cost you much more than a straight laced media console. So try to look for simpler designs – your designer can definitely help you add a unique touch to those.
4. Try to emulate minimalism
The type of interior design style you emulate in your renovation matters a lot – especially when you’re working with a limited budget. You have to avoid going for styles that have a lot of frou-frou accessorizing (traditional, classical, vintage, etc.) Instead, you can opt for simpler aesthetics like minimalism, modernism, Scandinavian and contemporary. These styles are low-maintenance and even help you save on the carpentry.
5. Don’t clad – go for paint
When it’s a choice between painting and laminates, you have to go for paint if you’re going for a cost-effective aesthetic. Cladding costs relatively more, especially when you factor in the labor costs. Paint is an oldie, but it’s definitely a goldie.