Breaking the bank is every home owner’s nightmare when it comes to house refurbishment projects. Statistics show that a couple of people have ended up bankrupt after renovation projects. Every tiny alteration calls for one to shell out a few pennies. If I intend to carry out a renovation project on my decade-old house, it might cost me a fortune.
The good news is that at the end of the project, my house attains a fresh new look that would have many thinking it just lately got built. However, there are a few ways one can still save some bucks on a renovation project. Here are some ways I find really helpful for a homeowner seeking to refurbish a home on a budget.
In lieu of attempting to increase the size of rooms I try making them to be a lot more efficient. For instance, if I want to refurbish my kitchen, I would rather replace the shelves that take up much space with cabinet height pullout drawers. Another secret that comes in handy is upgrading the already present cabinets with a couple of pull-out pot trays or dividers.
This way, I am able to increase the amount of space I need to store my kitchen appliances by spending less. If I were to go for increasing the square footage of the room, it would cost me an arm and a leg.
I also recommend introducing light into rooms naturally. For example, instead of asking the contractor to drill big holes on the walls to create space for installing windows, I asked him to install a light tube. This tool works by funneling the rays of the sun down to the living space.
Imagine all the labor I would have incurred if I had opted to have windows installed. I would have incurred plenty of money not only in trying to generate space for the window installation but also in purchasing quality windows. Not forgetting the long duration it would take for the entire window installation project to be a success.
Another way I advise homeowners to practice is to donate trash. Before inviting contractors to rip your house into parts, consider inviting environmental officials to take household stuff that can be resold. Most homeowners will trash the items they no longer need into the basement or an old garage that is not being used anymore. Instead of doing this, turn what you don’t need into good cash by donating trash to the local environmental organization.
One area I have noticed home owners spend too much money on during house refurbishment is on wall preparations. If the walls have become so rough that the contractors would take a great deal of time filling and sanding them to make them ready for painting, consider utilizing materials such as Texturglas.
This is a toxic free wall covering that absorbs paint readily and is particularly designed to be installed over already existing surfaces. Typically, it is made of superior glass filaments. It is also available in an array of patterns. You can also save amounts of money by knowing how to paint your home very well.