Looking to renovate your home at a reasonable cost?
Home renovations certainly can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. The truth is that there are many changes that will cost very little money yet allow you to enhance your space.
Whether you’re working with a tight budget or you just want to ensure that you don’t go overboard with your spending, here are six ways to renovate your home on a budget!
1. Create a Budget and Stick to It
One of the easiest ways to veer from your home renovation’s “budget” is to have no budget at all. Before you purchase any items for your home, create a budget so that you know what you can expect to spend.
Be sure to pad your budget by an additional 15% to account for unforeseen expenses. Once you have the final numbers for your budget, make sure to stick to it!
2. Start With Small Changes
It’s no secret that the bigger the renovation, the higher the cost tends to be. Fortunately, some of the smaller and more affordable changes can still make a huge difference. Not to mention, they are usually easier to implement.
Consider whether something as simple as painting a room, rearranging furniture, or adding new décor might bring about the change you’re after.
3. Identify Value-Adding Changes
Not all home renovations are created equal. The truth is that certain changes will be purely cosmetic and will add little to no value to your home. To recuperate some (or all) of the money you spend on renovations, try to identify changes and additions that are going to increase the overall value of your home.
Upgrading your lighting, adding a kitchen backsplash, or completing a finished basement are just a few examples of the many home renovations that could increase your property’s value.
4. Consider a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Approach
Labor costs will eat up a significant chunk of your interior design renovation budget. Rather than hiring contractors for all of your home renovations, consider whether you would be able to tackle a few of these projects on your own.
With a little know-how and a few basic tools, there are all types of renovations that will make great DIY projects—including painting, replacing hardware, and others.
5. Paint, Paint, Paint
Sometimes a new coat of paint is all that is needed to revitalize a space. Fortunately, painting is also one of the most budget-friendly home renovations you can make.
A can of paint might cost you roughly $30. What’s more, painting is a job that anyone can take on—allowing you to save money on labor.
6. Use Recycled Materials for Your Renovations
To state the obvious, recycling—whether it’s through repurposing items you already own or acquiring gently-used items—is a great way to save money on renovations.
People will often donate excess building materials, appliances, and furniture to places like Habitat for Humanity ReStore and local thrift stores. Stop by a few of these stores and keep an eye out for items that you could incorporate into your renovation plans.
Direct Interiors invites you to explore, create, and redefine your living spaces with a touch of luxury and a splash of creativity. Visit our showroom or connect with our designers to infuse your home with the magic of patterns and textures.
For more inspiration, visit our website to see our portfolio, read testimonials or get in touch.
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