4 Ways To Renovate Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

When it comes to home renovations, it can be quite a costly undertaking -in fact, it can be one of the most expensive projects you will embark on. What is more, home renovation projects commonly run over budget. 

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Fortunately, however, there are ways to avoid overspending unnecessarily with careful planning. Whatever the project, it is important that you stay realistic when budgeting and follow some of the tips to help keep your spending down. 

1. Assess The Potential Financial Gain (or loss) Of Your Project 

Before you start any project, you need to consider the long-term impact of the renovation on your property value. Before commencing the work speak with an estate agent about the proposed work to gauge their opinion on the value it will add to your home and whether or not the renovation will be a desirable addition to your home.  

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2. Plan Your Renovation Meticulously

When it comes to a large-scale project, the more detailed the plan, the better placed you will be to keep a handle on the spend. Firstly you will need to get an idea of how your budget will be split, will the budget be primarily consumed by structural or building work or on internal fixtures and fittings?  

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– It is more cost (and time) effective to create new rooms out of space that is already available. Removing or building structures can add a considerable cost to your budget.  – Remember to include a contingency budget for any unforeseen hurdles that may crop up along the way. It is recommended this be about 10% of the total budget.

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Here are some tips to consider in the planning stages when deciding on your budget:

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For almost every aspect of your renovation project, you could obtain quotes before agreeing to any work. This could be the architect costs, structural engineering costs, build costs, or plumbing and electrical costs.

3. Obtain Multiple Quotes

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It stands to reason that anything you do yourself reduces the cost of paying someone else to do it. There are several ways you can save on the expenses by undertaking work yourself, and here are some to consider; Protect management Labor  Source the materials yourself 

4. Do Some Of The Work Yourself

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