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Five Ways You Can Save Money on Your Renovations
For those of us that lead a busy life with work, kids, and extracurriculars, home renovations can be especially daunting. Not only are they time-consuming and messy, but they are known to be particularly expensive. Families and individuals who plan to renovate their homes tend to save up and will want to work within a detailed budget. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled five of the best tips to save money on your renovations and come out unscathed by debt and massive bills. We know that there’s no greater feeling than saving your hard-earned money and keeping more of it where it belongs—in your pocket!
What better way to save money on pricey renovations than trying to do some of the things for yourself? With the amount of information and tutorials online today, it has never been easier to pick up some tools and go the DIY way. Some people even prefer doing these tasks themselves as they get to see and choose every detail that goes into the process. Projects such as painting walls, applying wallpaper, and installing curtains can all be done relatively easily on your own or with your partner.
We all know someone who got a supersized television with all the latest features for half the price at a sale that they waited anxiously in line for. If you want to make the most of your cash, then you must wait for those big sales before opening up your wallet. As they say, good things come to those who wait.
Mixing high-end with low-end
Just like in fashion, you can save money on home improvements by mixing high-end with low-end items. While some items will need to be good quality and, therefore, may cost more, you can skimp on less essential or noticeable details.
Not only is reusing materials helpful to the environment, but it saves you money in the long run. You can reuse appliances, hardware, cabinetry, and more. Sometimes, you may not need a complete overhaul with entirely new items, but a repurposing or revamping of old ones. Also, don’t be afraid to buy secondhand at thrift stores or garage sales.
Use your network
A lot of the time, we have friends and family members who are willing to spend the time to help us, but we never even ask! Renovation time is a great time to get people together and use your network of friends to get things done. Maybe your neighbour has done some DIY renovations in the past, and it turned out great. Or perhaps you have friends who are into construction, remodelling or are just local handypeople. Whatever the case, knowing your network and who can help you is a big money-saver.
Hopefully, these tips will help you save money on your renovations and ensure a smooth process for you and your family. If you would like more information on home renovations and how to save money and stick within a budget, please call Avonlea Renovations at (416) 907-4764 or contact us here.
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