8 Top Tips to Save on Your Remodel
It is everyone's nightmare if the budget is burst during home renovation. This could happen due to a lot of reasons and it is hard not to end up shelling out more than you want to.
Best way to work around getting your dream home renovation at the price you can afford and not at the cost of work quality; strategic plan about design, materials, and schedule you can cut cost without cutting corners. We will show you on the following:
1. Introduce Natural Light
Consider introducing more natural light into your home by adding windows if you have windowless hallway or room. Not only you will save electricity bills but you can bring in more ventilation.
2. Sell Your Unwanted Items
Before you begin your home renovation project, set aside all your unwanted items and bring them to your local used item store and sell them for some fees. Most of the time you would want new items to replace the old ones during home renovation and these includes cabinets, sink, home appliances, fittings and so on.
3. Limit Recessed Light Fittings
The more recessed lights are installed the more it is going to cost in the long run. Moreover to install the recessed lights you need labour to cut all the holes on the plaster ceiling. A ceiling mounted or wall light can deliver more light intensity, therefore you get away with fewer lights fittings.
4. Increase Efficiency but Not Size
Bigger size does not means better in home renovation. If you are short of space in your kitchen, you need not demolish a wall to expand the area. Start by replacing space occupied shelves with cabinets, pullout drawers and dividers. Get creative with your cabinet design to fully utilize with wall space.
5. Make Early Decisions
Visit your local hardware and home appliances store. Get a good feeling for what you want in fittings and appliances and the cost. For huge appliances or furniture, get the dimensions to have an idea how much space it takes at your home. Prepare a list of your wanted items and discuss with your contractor how to move forward.
6. Plan with Standard Sizes
Consider standard size items like doors, windows, sink and flooring. This will save yourself from premium cost of custom fabrication.
7. Don't Move the Toilet or Kitchen Sink
It is best to maintain the location of kitchen and toilet sink. Moving its location means moving the internal plumbing and this will set you back with a lot of adjacent costs; demolish and rebuilding of wall to make way for new plumbing. If your contractor did not do a good job on the plumbing, the worst fear is the risk of leakage in the future.
8. Do Your Own Transport
If you are procuring materials for your home renovation, consider to deliver the items to your home by yourself. This would be much cost effective than hiring transport a truck.