8 Ways to Save on Your House Remodeling Costs
When it comes to home renovation projects, busting the budget is everyone’s biggest fear, and rightly so. The thing is you can enhance the look and the level of comfort and functionality of your home without breaking the bank. With some strategic planning, right timing, and resourcefulness, you can cut back on your home remodeling costs – without cutting corners – and make your dream project come true.
Below we’ll show you 8 ways to turn your house remodeling project into a success without shelling out more than you want to:
1. Do Your Research
Before you get started with your home project, set aside time to do some research. Talk to some individuals who have recently completed their own renovation work and ask them about the challenges they encounter, as well as some tips and insights that can be helpful as you plan out your own project.
2. Develop and Stick to a Budget
One of the crucial parts of renovation planning is developing a budget – and sticking to it. Having a budget can save your time, help make decision-making easier, and keeps you in control during the process.
3. Shop for a Contractor
Even if you are a skilled DIYer, you will eventually need help from a Los Angeles handyman to tackle big and complex jobs you can’t handle on your own. You can save money when you hire a contractor in Los Angeles by doing your research first. Get at least 3 bids so you can compare prices. And when you find the right contractor to work with, don’t be afraid to ask questions, as experts they may offer solutions that can help you optimize your budget.
4. Use the Calendar
If you’re hoping to finish your home renovation in time for a certain event or holiday, see to it that you look at your target completion date carefully and work your way backward. Set some wiggle-room in case there are delays or unforeseen circumstances. You can also save some money if you avoid getting the work done during peak seasons. That being said, spring and summer in the US are popular seasons for remodeling, and may not be the most economically efficient times for your home renovation project. When it comes to making purchases for your project, you can take advantage of major holidays when retailers often run sales so you can save some bucks.
5. Increase Efficiency/Maximize Utility
Rather than tearing down walls, you can reorganize and consider buying space-saving shelves and storages to gain more space in your kitchen or other areas in the house.
6. Do It Yourself
Instead of relying on a handyman for your remodel, you can save money on labor costs if you take on some simple projects on your own, such as installing the cabinets on your own, doing your own painting, and even doing your own tile backsplash.
7. Keep What You Have: Reuse/Repurpose Materials
Repurposing some materials instead of throwing them can significantly cut down your costs. Consider repurposing your old furniture. Rather than getting rid of your old cabinet, a painting job can give them an instant new look. The same goes with your hardwood floors, you can save money by refinishing them instead of having new flooring installed. Take a good, hard look at what you have and what you can potentially keep with some good refurbishing.
8. Do Comparison Shopping
One of the easiest ways you can save costs on your renovation project is to shop around. Nowadays, with the digital age, you can do so from the comfort of your home through online shopping. Take time to check on a couple of online shops and compare prices to make sure you’re getting the best prices on your purchases.
In the end, whether you decide to do things yourself or need a helping hand form a professional, at Handyman Connection of Pasadena we are always available to answer any questions you may have whether you are in Los Angeles or Pasadena and we will be more than happy to provide you with a free estimate on all your handyman and remodeling jobs. Call us for your free estimate at 626-744-0402 or visit us at www.handymanconnection.com/pasadena to request your free in person estimate.