Planning to renovate your house to make it look pretty, but you’re on a budget? Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to renovate your house without breaking the bank. It really is possible to change the look of your house exactly the way you want it on a budget.
I want to share with you some of the best tips that I have learned when it comes to renovating your house. Follow these beginner-friendly tips to renovate your house while on a budget.
Use white paint
If you think that this tip is very simple, well you are right. It is that easy to renovate your house without spending too much. Painting your walls white can instantly freshen your entire room or house. It should be the very first thing that you consider or actually do. Even an old house can look 10 times better with fresh white paint.
If you want variety, there are many shades of white that you can do. There so many choices available that you might feel overwhelmed. Nevertheless, you can grab a few sample pots from the nearest paint or hardware shop to test them yourself.
Plan everything yourself
Renovating your house can be very expensive if you ask for professional help. But, why pay someone when you can do it yourself? Especially now that you can learn many useful things from the internet. Well, to be precise, you can’t do everything yourself, but you can definitely minimize the cost this way.
First, draw the plans yourself. Let your creativity flow, and make sure that you include all the information that a building contractor needs. You can hire a draughtsperson to turn your ideas into reality. Last but not least, ask a building contractor at the right price according to your budget.
Getting the supply at the right price
One of the biggest mistakes that people make is choosing the biggest suppliers that they can find, under the assumption that big equals quality. But sadly, that’s not always the case. Don’t get fooled by well-designed brochures and websites. And don’t be afraid to sort the suppliers by cost.
It is very possible to find the balance between price and quality. If you can find a small supplier that has everything that you need at a cheaper price range, then you should choose them to be your supplier.
Certain rooms require you to shop around
I already talked about choosing a supplier but remember that you can always choose more than one supplier. This is especially important when you’re renovating your bathroom or kitchen. The more suppliers you know, the more chance you have to save money. Remember that there is absolutely no reason to get all your materials from one supplier.
When it comes to supplying your kitchen or bathroom units, you can definitely find something cheaper somewhere else. Try to look for as many alternatives as you can.
Recycle old materials
Who said you can’t reuse old materials? Many renovation projects involve demolishing walls or outbuildings. You can reuse the original bricks for other rooms or projects. The same thing can be done with your old roof tiles and slates. As long as the old materials are in good condition, there’s no reason to not use this chance to save money.
Any old unused materials can be stored somewhere else if you have space. Typically, these materials can be stored for many years before being used again. Also, you can save even more money by repairing instead of replacing. For example, if your timber windows are not in a good shape, consider repairing them instead.
I want to share how great wallpapers are. They can change the look of your rooms with a simple step and for cheap too. I actually don’t understand why wallpapers aren’t as popular as in the 70s. You can save a lot of money on paint and keep your unpainted walls clean for as long as you can.
If your house already has wallpaper, you can use a wallpaper steamer to replace it. There’s even a tutorial to make your own wallpaper steamer for peanuts. Wallpaper is also easier to imagine what it’s going to look like once installed. So, no more surprises for you.
Also, remember the 1% rule
This 1% rule is very useful and easy to remember. Let’s say that your home costs $300,000, then your annual repair budget should be $3000. This way, you can stay within a budget and not go overboard or far below the recommended budget.