A renovation will transform the look, feel, and functionality of your home. It’s an investment in your property and the comfort of everyone who lives there. During a renovation, be mindful of your budget so that the work is completed to your preferences in a timely and organized manner. Here are a few tips for saving money when renovating.
How to Save Money During a Renovation
1. Adhere to the Planned Budget
Take the time to map out a detailed budget before the renovation begins, and make a list of all the features you want to include in the redesign. Get quotes for everything on the list, including labor costs, and determine how much money you can comfortably devote to the entire project. Stick to the budget once the project begins, and don't splurge on an abundance of extras that weren't planned for.
2. Repurpose Existing Materials
You can save a considerable amount of money by reusing and refurbishing a few of the materials already present in your home. For example, instead of buying new kitchen cabinetry, give the existing ones a makeover with fresh paint, new doors, and different knobs. Go through each room carefully, and see what items may have a second life.
3. Integrate Luxury & Budget Items
Invest in high-end furnishings for areas that are focal points of a room or frequently used. Although functional, luxury furnishings will also provide a wow factor. Opt for more affordable furnishings for less-utilized areas or places where the eye isn’t naturally drawn. Balancing luxury and budget-friendly items will give you the best of both worlds and won't break the bank.
If you need help tackling a renovation, trust the home design professionals at Blue Hawaii Drafting Services, Inc., in Aiea, HI. For over 17years, they’ve served property owners throughout Oahu, providing conceptual design and construction planning. View a gallery of their past work online, or call (808) 927-4123 to schedule a consultation.