Home renovation is a serious endeavor to undertake. There are so many moving parts that you need to have a clear path down the road before taking your first step. Your venture can make or break your house and your bank account depending on your take on the project.
There are two most common motivations behind renovating your house. It is either to make it more comfy and habitable for yourself or for someone else because you are planning to sell it off. In both cases, you need to think of it as a business plan and must justify the costs to avoid going overboard. This post is to set you up on the right path.
First off, you can save some big bucks if you let go of a professional renovator and take things into your hand. So, this is going to be DIY home renovation tips to get you moving!
Home Renovation Planning
For a work of this scale, you need to have a clear view of the bigger picture and a solid grasp on the smaller parts to effectively plan and execute that plan for your home renovation.
When you think about renovating the whole place in one take, it might seem a little overwhelming. But, if you take one step at a time and divide spaces based on their need for renovation or simple segregation to keep you focused on the things at hand, you can ace the renovation by keeping it in small and easy-to-handle parts.
Since we have established in the abstract that you are looking to save some money along the way, it is always a good idea to allocate resources to each little space of your home. Deciding how much you are going to spend in a room, say a kitchen or living area, will help you on capitalizing what you have, yielding more value.
The key in budgeting is to keep it underestimated and leave some wiggle room as you go.
There is no denying that in a home renovation project, only research can take you from one place to another without putting a dent in your pocket. For instance, you loved that lamp in the high-end store, but it can be bought for much less online because you did your research. The same goes for furniture, appliances, and necessary fixtures for your place.
The door is the gateway to your house, or more precisely, the house that is just renovated. If that door is not leaving a lasting impression on the visitors, you have to rectify the “situation”.
If the said door is in good condition, a cosmetic treatment, like a paint job, would be enough. But, it is structurally unsound, it is time you start looking for a new door that goes seamlessly with your renovated house.
Paint can affect the depth perception of space by manipulating the amount of reflective light. You can make a room appear smaller or bigger by strategically adjusting the light. In your home renovation project, paint holds the key to spaciousness and plenty for your place.
If you are flying on fumes and do not want to spend on multiple pallets of color, it is best to go black and white. The contrast gives a timeless, yet modern and minimalist look. You can get in touch with home renovation contractors for assistance.
In the face of renovation, you don’t want to just change the look and feel of your house but a change in utility and taking care of things on day to day basis. This means you need to take care of the kitchen and cabinets.
The best way to maximize the usage of space and value for money is to go DIY on kitchen storage and cabinets. This way, you will have the pleasure of making it on your own while using older pieces and parts to put together something new.
If the cabinets and storage space in your kitchen are enough for you in the years to come, then you can make do with a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets.
More than half the experience of living indoors is to get outdoors inside with you. This defines the importance of getting as larger windows as you can in your place. If you do not have a set budget for getting new windows, you can still improve the incoming light and view by changing the furniture layout of your room and repainting the windows in light hues. This will allow more light to come and shine in your room.
Bathroom & Floor
Bathroom and floor renovation are also subjective to your needs to get the “new thing” or making do with the older ones by changing the color and tweaking with malfunctioning fixtures. For instance, you can repaint the bathroom cabinets for a fresh look and see if the shower and sink need some repairing. For the floor, if you can afford a new one, get one by all means. Otherwise, direct all your renovating endeavors centered on the existing floor design.
These tips will help you in getting caught in troubled waters of spending above the budget or getting stuck in the middle of a room for a lack of direction.
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