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More Ways To Save Money on Your Home Renovation, Home Marriage Counsellor


3 Ways To Save Money on Your Home Renovation By Reno-Ex

Last week on the Reno-ex home marriage counselling blog we discussed some ways to save money on home renovations. In today’s blog post we are going to provide even more money saving tips for homeowners who are hoping to revitalize the look of their home. At Reno-ex we understand that home renovations can be costly. This is why at Reno-ex we do our best to provide budget-friendly solutions for homeowners who use our contracting services.


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Renovate Over Time

In a perfect world one could wave a magic wand and have their entire home renovated to look brand new. For most people however the cost of renovating is too much to be able to do it all at once. Even if you choose to use a renovating contracting service you can still split your renovation up over time to save money. By scheduling the cost of your renovation out several months you can save money and make progress on your renovation sooner that you would have been able to without have to wait to save up for the entire cost.

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photo credit: Filippo C via photopin cc

 Do Some of The Work Yourself

Obviously, there are certain aspects of home renovations that are better left up to a contractor. However, if you are hoping to renovate your home on a budget one solution may be to do a bit of the work yourself. Certain aspects of a renovation such as painting, cabinet installation, floor installation etc. can be done by the homeowners with a bit of training. Right now DIY home renovations are all the rage, so why not give it a shot?

Just be careful that you know what you are doing otherwise you could end up spending even MORE money paying someone to correct your mistakes.

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Get Creative

Finally if you really want to save money on your next home renovation, you should consider being creative with your design. Instead of buying all new fixtures and re-doing ever aspect of your home consider working what is currently in place and restoring certain elements with upgrades to make them more visually appealing.

It is good news that vintage-modern is currently all the rage in interior design. When it comes to deciding how you want your home to look consider how you can update old pieces to make them look new and sophisticated. If you aren’t certain where to begin the design experts on our home renovation team can assist you with coming up with an appealing new look for your older home.

Why wait to renovate your home? Instead of saving for years you can begin the renovation process today by following these three easy tips and fall back in love with your home. Even if you work with a contractor like Reno-ex you can still take advantage of this money-saving advice.

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4 Ways To Save Money on Renovations, Reno-Ex The Home Marriage Counsellors


Save Money on Home Renovations By Following These Four Thrifty Tips

Many first time homebuyers choose their first home because of the renovation potential that they believe it has. However, after several years saving to try and fund their dream renovation they begin to fall out of love with the house that they have purchased.

It isn’t easy to save up for a full renovation if you intend on re-doing your entire home and changing the layout. However, what would you say if we told you that there are a few easy tips that will allow you to begin your renovations right away and love your home for the long haul.

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photo credit: mamichan via photopin cc

1. Work With the Layout That You Have

A renovation budget can very quickly be eaten up by moving walls and changing the layout of your home. If you are hoping to save money on your renovation try working within the limitations of the current layout. Although, an open concept arrangement is what many people hope for. When you are dealing with load bearing walls you have to be wiling to compromise.

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2. Do Your Own Finishing

When buying new cabinetry or wood finishes consider buying unfinished and finishing them yourself. This will help to save you money and allow you to get the exact look that you want!

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photo credit: Brian Sawyer via photopin cc

3. Restore and Re-use Old Fixtures

It can be tempting to buy all new when you are renovating your home. Wanting to improve everything and update it can really take a bite out of the budget. One way to save money on your renovation and still get an upgraded look is to restore and re-use current fixtures This is especially true when renovating kitchens or bathrooms where the cabinetry can be upgraded with new countertops, a stain refinishing, and new hardware.


4. Shop Garage Sales and Craigslist

Last but not least a great way to save money on your home renovations is to purchase fixtures that can be integrated into your renovation lightly used. Often times homeowners who are also renovating will sell quality items that they are getting rid of at Garage Sales or list them for sale on sites Craigslist and Kijiji. 

Another thing that you should keep your eyes open for is extra flooring, tile or leftover carpet for small spaces. Sometimes people resell these items for cheap when they purchase too much for their own renovation.

If you have been saving up hoping to someday renovate your home but not getting anywhere consider following a few of these tips to start your renovation sooner. This can be a great way to save yourself money and begin your renovation now instead of waiting. The best part is, even if you plan to use a contractor, you can still use all of us these money saving ideas. At least, when you deal with Reno-ex. We will work with you to help satisfy your budget and help you create a home that you love.

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