About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
Trends change and construction materials deteriorate. These factors can result in your home having a dated or worn appearance. Investing in remodeling projects can be a great way to add value to your home and restore its aesthetic value.
Remodeling can become quite costly, but sprucing up your home doesn't have to break the bank. There are always ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality when it comes to remodeling your home.
1. Design with stock sizes in mind.
One way to quickly drive up the cost of your home remodel is to design your new space without taking stock sizing into account. You should be familiar with the standard width of floorboards, cabinets, and sinks before you draw up new plans for your home.
If your renovation contractor can't use off-the-shelf items to quickly frame out or finish your space, you will need to invest in costly custom fabrication. The expenses associated with custom pieces can be extravagant, so keep your remodel budget to a minimum by sticking with design dimensions that can easily accommodated through the use of stock materials.
2. Recycle whenever possible.
Homeowners are always looking to improve the appearance and function of their residences. You can use this revolving door of remodels to your benefit by sourcing cheap materials and fixtures from other homeowners.
Purchasing the sink, light fixtures, cabinets, or leftover tiles and flooring from another homeowner completing a remodel can save you a significant amount of money. These secondhand materials are often still in good working condition, they just don't fit into the homeowners' new design scheme. A little cleaning and some minor repairs could yield you a stylish new living space without incurring the cost of buying all new fixtures and materials.
3. Time your remodel correctly.
Scheduling your home remodel during certain times of the year can be beneficial in reducing the costs associated with updating your home. Contractors are often short on work during the cold winter months, and they sometimes offer reduced labor rates during these slow periods.
Opting to complete your remodel during the winter rather than waiting for spring or summer could allow you to get the design of your dreams for a fraction of the cost.
Reducing your remodeling costs is simple when you take the time to plan the dimensions of your project carefully, source major fixtures and materials secondhand, and schedule your remodel during slow periods to take advantage of affordable contractor rates.Share
10 April 2018