Here are my tips for keeping your home renovation budget low!!
Planning is key! A good renovation always starts with a firm foundation. Without this, your refurb will never work as well as you want it too.
Think of the walls, floors and ceilings as the bones of the room and where your budget should not be compromised. Next focus on the larger items, (eg, fixtures & fittings) before focusing on the detail. With a great foundation, you can get away with fewer of these details, save money and ultimately keep your home renovation budget low.
Always make sure your schedule is well planned! You want to check all items and purchases are delivered or are in place, for when each trade needs them. You don’t want your plumber arriving to fit a radiator which is not there!! Not only is it annoying for your plumber but you will still probably be charged for this time.
🏠 key pieces!!
You really don’t need loads of furniture in a room. I would advise on focusing and spending your money on a few key pieces which you will use loads. For example, a good quality sofa which will last. You will get more value out of these pieces in the long run.
Likewise, when renovating a bedroom, don’t be tempted to scrimp on the mattress or bed.
Saving money on other items, like accessories, occasional lighting, rugs etc., and instead investing in key pieces, will immediately help make your home feel more comfortable and inviting.
I always recommend starting with rooms you use (and need!) the most such as a bathroom or kitchen. Renovations always leave everywhere covered in dust so its always nice to have a decent space to clean / prepare food at the end of the day.
🏠 get painting!!
Take a look at your existing furniture and evaluate what can be upcycled or reused. A lick of Annie Sloan chalk paints and you have yourself a whole new item (like the bookcase in this pic!).
Also, think about painting your room rather than using wallpaper – it’s less time consuming and therefore will keep decorating costs down.
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