Want to renovate your house but do not have a big amount to spend? Trust it or not, it is possible to achieve an extremely tight budget.
Here are some of the best hacks to renovate your home on a budget:
Make yourself the project manager for your renovations
If you are trying to stick to a budget for your house renovations, the most affordable way is to project manage the renovation yourself. You can then pick and hire separate trades as needed.
Acting as a project manager should not be underestimated. You will have a lot of plans to make and you will need to dedicate to a big amount of time to the house renovation.
Forever get multiple quotes for your home renovations
It is amazing how many people would not get more than one quote for the work required. Prices quoted by trade can change by 100s of euros! When looking around for tradesmen, you should;
- Forever get at least 3 quotes
- Read past reviews or ask to view previous work
- Bear in mind, the affordable quote may not forever be the top choice
Try to reuse old materials
Many home renovation projects contain the demolition of walls. Reusing the real bricks in other areas provide big savings. Likewise, finding second hands materials through the internet, like slates and roof tiles in sound condition, will not just keep your money but will also help any new extensions to blend it with the old home.
In the case of timber windows, it is generally better to repair them rather than change them. It is generally more cost-effective too.
Plan ahead for bargains
Many house renovation projects involve demolition of walls. Reusing the real bricks in other areas provide big savings. Likewise, finding second hands materials through the internet, like slates and roof tiles in sound condition, will not just keep your money but will also help any fresh extensions to blend it with the old home.
The biggest supplies are not forever the best
We know it is all too simple to be seduced by slick brochures, stylish suites, and smooth-talking slaps reps. So, keep in mind that just because a tradesperson or supplier has a big number of workers and impressive sales literature, it does not mean they will necessarily perform a better
Do some DIY
This all depends on how positive you feel about your expertise. Completing tasks on a DIY basis is one of the best ways to keep when it comes to home renovations. Some jobs forever better off left to the experts (like gas, plumbing, plastering, and electrical work).