TIPS TO RENOVATE YOUR HOME WHILE STAYING IN BUDGET
You might be tempted to do some major renovations on your home, instead of the smaller and cost-effective ones. But, if you do that, you should first have a look at your home from a “cost-effective” point of view. If you know your home inside out, then you can have a plan before spending anything. Otherwise, here are a few tips to renovate your home while staying within budget.
SAVE MONEY FOR THE RENOVATIONS
The first thing is to save money on your renovations. You need to eliminate unnecessary expenses. That means you need to look for cheap furniture, electronic equipment and household items. You can do without newer appliances as they add up to more expenditure. You can also minimize your home expenses by making small renovations to each room. Make sure you understand your expenditure completely before proceeding any further.
- Make A Plan
You should have a written plan with all your expenses and revenue forecasts for every month. This will help you monitor your finances and keep you on the right track. Once you know where your money is going, then you can estimate how much it is going to cost to get all these things done. You have to make a budget and stick to it throughout. This is an important aspect of planning because you need to keep a tab on your expenses. Remember that there is no room for wastage. You need to get all your renovations done within the allocated budget.
- Gather The Materials You Need
Now that you have a clear idea of what needs to be renovated in your home, it is time to start planning and getting your renovation project moving. One of the best ways is to map out the plans yourself. Gather all the materials you need, including electrical, plumbing, tiles, bricks, wood, etc. A home renovation project requires enough time and money for planning. So, it is very important to know your needs and budget before making any investment.
- Give Ample Time To Your Home
Do not renovate your home in a hurry. This is because renovation can cost you more money than the actual cost of the renovation. Try to minimize the amount of renovation and concentrate on one or two areas at a time so that you can save money on this. Do not start working on your home renovation in a single day. Always give ample time for your home renovation budget to build up. Don’t be too hasty to renovate your home. Take your time in doing the necessary repairs and make sure that you will be able to manage everything in your budget. Make your home attractive without going overboard with your finances.
- Renew The Clutter
Not everything you see as clutter is clutter! You can always renew your furniture and wash your walls and carpets to make them new. Think at least 5 times before you decide to throw anything that can be renewed and used in any possible way. The broken chair can be repaired, polished and set with your dining chairs with the new clothing cover. The table that is just too old for the newly renovated house can be polished and again placed in the lounge. The bottles and cans are supposed to be decorated with sheets and jute and settled on the shelves. The granny’s bookshelf seems oldies! Ah, that’s antique and you will soon find the best place for it.
- Paint The Walls
Wall painting is so fun. Bring the ladder, paint bucket, brushes, roller and just rock and roll. The whole wall is yours. Watch out a few tutorials on YouTube and quickly get to your job to make it done ASAP. You can make easy art on walls by taking ideas from the internet or creating your own. You can make the shifts. Half of the room you will paint and the other half your partner. Just do not open any fans in the room, light up the bright lights to avoid any damage and after the paint is done keep a bucket of water in a room to distinguish the smell in a few days rather than breathing the paint smell the whole month unless you are not addicted to it.
- Wash The Floors
Mop the floors and if possible wash them with surf and detergents to make them look fresher and new. It is tiring but you can skip the rooms that are to be fully carpeted. You can also take a piece of cloth and only rub those areas that are too messed with dirt. If the floor is not that dirty you can simply mop the floors as usual but this time with some strong detergents.
- Get On Pinterest
It’s time to set your things and arrange them into the right place where they do not only look good but the place should also be embraced by their presence. And I cannot suggest anything better than Pinterest or magazines that best advise interiorizing your home. What table will best suit which corner? The best matching pillow covers, the curtain style, what should be the position of furniture in your new (renovated house). After getting too many ideas things will get easy for you. Even adding the carpets or the rugs will be resolved by just watching out different interiors into the magazines and Pinterest posts.
Buying new rugs and getting new decoration pieces can be very expensive. For that, you can always search out on the internet the best websites that are offering the best sales and discounts. The first best option is always buying used items. It is not bad to use the used items. You will get them at half prices and many times less than half. Many people are just giving away their extra stuff. So, always tuned to such groups and pages that offer items at half price. Some factory outlets can also be visited that have the new branded items and are only rejected for their small destructions that do not even matter when you are getting the things at the very mediumistic pricings.
Andrew Mathon is a freelance blogger and writer. He is passionate about following informative blogs. He loves to write about money-saving tricks, health, tech, lifestyle, and fitness related topics.