Looking to stretch your pennies and get the most out of a renovation project? If so, then we’ve got some frugal tips for you. Here are a handful of ways to get the most out of your budget home renovation project.
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Buy the material, not the brand
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when purchasing supplies for a renovation is buying the brand name and not the material. For example, if you’re looking for an affordable bathroom makeover with unique tiles then why not consider the material itself? Common tiles include ceramic, terracotta, and even vinyl. When buying these materials for a renovation, make sure you look at the material that something is made from.
For example, some stores may sell vinyl tiles that look like ceramic. This can give the appearance of ceramic, but they are a lot cheaper to make and install. They also come with different properties such as being waterproof and not requiring grout to stick the tiles together. This can be extremely convenient and much cheaper than ceramic. However, if they cost more than ceramic tiles, then you should probably avoid paying a high price by looking for a more budget option.
In short, keep the material in mind and not the brand name. If the material is the same, then you really shouldn’t be paying extra just to get it from a reputable brand. You should also, be looking at things like buying furniture in materials that you know are going to last. For example, getting hardwood dining furniture will last you and save you money in the long run.
Learn to paint your home
Painting is one of the easier tasks that you can do yourself when it comes to renovating a home. Painting doesn’t take a huge amount of time and effort, and it’s something you can learn through experience. If you do make a mistake, then you can always change things later. It’s not a massive deal if you mess something up.
Learning to paint your home doesn’t take long but does require some tools and lots of paint. Before you get started, we suggest learning in a small room or project. This can help you build up the confidence and skills needed to paint larger rooms. It’s a great way to get started and we can highly recommend it as a good place to learn new skills.
Always have a purpose for your renovations
Planning a renovation can be a lot of work with plenty of decisions to make. But when it comes to a budget renovation, there are even more choices to make because you’re working with a limited budget. You might be forced to pick between many different options because you’re not really sure what to spend your budget on.
In a case like this, it’s best to focus on trying to squeeze out as much value as possible from your home renovation project. One of the best ways to do this is to decide on a purpose for each renovation. This should be a focal point that you use as a source of inspiration for everything. For example, perhaps your goal is to create an office to use for working at home. If this is the case, then you should value practical things such as office furniture.