How to Save During Home Renovations Without Cutting Corners
NBC Construction know that there are many reasons for homeowners to be looking for property renovations in Guildford, whether it be to increase the value of their home, to adapt their home to their lifestyle, or just to freshen up the decor. However, we also know that homeowners can be a little bit daunted by the potential costs of their dream renovations, so we have put together a few suggestions that can help keep your budget in check below!
A good way to keep your renovations a little more budget-friendly is to embrace the concept of “skeleton” renovations, where you invest in the building blocks of whatever area you’re renovating (e.g. the inside of kitchen cabinets) and upgrade the cosmetic aspects later. Trying to keep things in their original positions can also help save costs, especially electrical outlets, the stove, and appliances that use water like sinks, showers, and toilets.
Of course, one of the reasons moving these fixtures around is so expensive is because it requires the help of certain experts, who will often charge more for their specialist skills. With this in mind, it seems a good time to talk DIY. Contrary to popular belief, the average person usually doesn’t possess the skill or time needed for renovations, meaning that DIY can end up being false economy. How? Well, if the end result looks unprofessional, or ends up completely botched, you’ll have to spend even more to get it done properly! You may as well pay for expert services to begin with, and save yourself the extra expense, time, and stress – this is particularly true for complex jobs like plumbing and wiring.
Some homeowners renovate relatively new rooms because they look “dated” – a problem that often crops up when something has been chosen and installed because it’s in fashion, rather than it fitting in with the home in which it’s installed. Save yourself the expense of needing yet another renovation in 10 years because your “new” design suddenly looks dated by keeping things more timeless and classic. Avoid the mistakes of those before you, and ensure that your renovation isn’t designed with a fad in mind.