How to choose the right renovation without a huge price tag
A home renovation is an exciting venture, but there’s a reason the word is synonymous with expense to some. Most of the time a renovation’s cost can spin out of control if you don’t …
A home renovation is an exciting venture, but there’s a reason the word is synonymous with expense to some. Most of the time a renovation’s cost can spin out of control if you don’t know the potential pitfalls to which even the savviest fall victim. Read on to discover how to gain the right renovation without the huge price tag.
Redesign rather than expand.
At first, you may be tempted to knock a few walls, take on a demolition crew and open up your rooms to more modern sizes. However, the cost of a room expansion or addition can be to the tune of $50,000.00 plus. As if the price tag isn’t rough enough, an expansion may not even be necessary. The space you already have may be inefficient, but perfect for your needs. Instead of the huge expense of an expansion, look instead to reorganize an already great space. Reassess cabinetry, relocate furniture or take out unnecessary built-ins. A newly efficient room may be all the expansion you need.
Go with the copycat.
Today, there are thousand of product options, which make renovations more affordable. If you have your heart set on hard wood, but you wallet says no, maybe look into laminate options. This wood copycat has come a long way from its origins and is always the more affordable option. So, when it’s practical, go with a copycat material. Your guests may not know the difference, but your bank account will.