For many people who have schedules that are filled with kids, work and other activities, taking on a renovation project can be especially daunting. Renovations not only are messy and time-consuming, but they also can put a dent in your wallet. Most people who plan to renovate save up well in advance of their project, and then follow a detailed plan to help manage the costs. If you are new to renovating or if you just need some advice, iRemodel Home Renovations has some tips to help you save money on during your renovation journey.
Explore Promotional Sales
There are always seasonal sales on materials, electronics, and appliances. Instead of paying full price for all of your upgrades, wait for sales to maximize your renovation budget. We all know that one friend who has the latest, trendy lifestyle items but only paid half price. Now you can be that friend applying your savvy shopping to your renovation project.
Mix Low and High-End
Instead of trying to get brand name everything chooses a mix of high-quality generic items with a mixture of high-end choices. There are a few items that will need to be higher quality, such as your refrigerator, or your boiler, but other items such as your trim or tiles simply need to just have good quality.
Tasks You Can Complete on Your Own
One way to save money on a costly renovation project is by completing some of the smaller and easier tasks on your own. There are plenty of tutorials and even guides available you can use to get your hands dirty. Another advantage of working on your home yourself is that you get to see what goes into the work process. You can do easy items such as wallpaper application, painting, or even installing curtains.
Use Your Social Network
Most people have family members and friends that will pitch in to help if they are asked. You can use your handy friends to build out that shelf, or your crafty friends to decorate your new space. If you have an aunt with a green thumb, she may love to overhaul your exterior landscape. But you should definitely not skip out on a quality construction team to help with the project. A construction team such as iRemodel Renovations will ensure quality and safety in every step of the process so that your renovation will be worth your investment and last for years to come.
Using existing materials is a great way to save money and the environment at the same time. There are plenty of ways to reuse your old things when you upgrade your home. For example, if you are thinking about new kitchen cabinets, instead of a full retrofit, simply keep the base and upgrade the doors. You can also buy gently used items from sales, thrift stores, or online. You can also transform old furniture into new treasures with a bit of paint or by changing the fabric. This will cost less and save usable items from the landfill.
How We Can Help
We are always here to help you save money while making your house look its best. If you are interested in more Toronto home renovation tips or if you need help with your project, give us a call at (416) 825-2542 to find out more about our services.