6 Secrets To Cutting Costs On Your Next Home Remodel
Friday Feb 26th, 2021
With many of us confined to our homes during the pandemic, you may be thinking that this is a great time to do a home design overhaul. Transforming a tired living space can come with many costs, but there are plenty of ways to save money along the way. Here are a few ways that you can keep costs down during renovations while still achieving the look you want.
1. Make Sweat Equity Count- If you want to save money, jump in and help out. Do your own demolition and some of the finish work yourself. You can insulate, paint, sand and help with the clean up every day.
2. Do Not Move The Kitchen Sink Or Bathroom Toilet- If you can avoid it, do not move the kitchen sink or bathroom toilet, they often become the biggest part of the plumbing price increase. If you must move these things, use the opportunity to upgrade the pipes at the same time. This will save you money in the long run.
3. Make Decisions Early- By deciding what fixtures, appliances etc that you want ahead of time, you can keep an eye out and pick these things up when they go on sale.
4. Create The Illusion Of Space With Mirrors- If you are looking to make your home feel larger but do not have the budge to actually enlarge the space, then mirrors can be a great addition to the room. When hung in the right position, mirrors can reflect light around the room, add depth and give the illusion of space when there actually isn’t any.
5. Get Wood Floors For Less- Keep an eye out for hardwood floors that go on sale. If you do not have the budget for hardwood, you can still accomplish the look for a far lower price point with luxury vinyl flooring or a high-end laminate. Choosing wood-look alternatives also comes with some benefits. They can be waterproof, durable, easy to clean and low maintenance so they will stay looking pristine for years without having to do anything to them.
6. Increase Efficiency, Not Size- If you can equip your kitchen to make it more efficient, you may not need to blow out walls to gain square footage. You can install a slide-out prep station if you are short on counter space by building a butcher block board into a drawer with a hole right over the trash can so it is easy to dump pits and peels as you go. Turn one shelf into two with wire shelf risers so that you can increase vertical storage space leaving you even more room to store dishware. Stack pans, cutting boards, lids and baking sheets vertically to increase space.
There are so many great affordable ways that you can increase your kitchen space and these are just a few ideas. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.