Planning it all out beforehand is the key to a cost-effective renovation. Making a rational budget for your plan is the fundamental step of an economic yet charming renovation.
As a fallback measure, it’s also a good idea to put aside 10-15% of your total budget as an emergency fund. Expenses can pop up out of the blue as soon as the actual process starts, so it’s better to be well prepared.
2. Prioritize the Essentials
Most of us are easily swayed by our emotions when it comes to house renovation. When we see a trendy sofa set we are quick to include it in our renovation while completely overlooking the budget.
Hence, another way to stick to your budget is to keenly set your priorities. Instead of fixating on trends, concentrate on what is favourable in the long-run. Moreover, ensure that you include maintenance issues in your budget, and check them throughout the process. Once these potential issues are dealt with, then you can move on to other tempting demands.
Always opting for the expensive products, or always falling back to the cheap ones may not be a good idea. Research all the options available, then choose a blend of high-end andlow-end products according to your needs.
They say, “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”
True as it is, taking things into your own hands when it comes to renovation can produce exceptional results, especially if it's your personal residential property
Planning out the layout and design and attending to the basic needs are manageable by yourself, so why hire someone for it? Make a mental image of the final results you need and prepare accordingly.
Do your research, get help from the internet, and organize the basics for yourself. This will provide better results and will scale down the prices.
Nonetheless, it’s also recommended to never take technical stuff for yourself, such as wiring. Always get expert services for technical hitches for your own safety.
4. Take Your Time
Rushing into a renovation without proper homework and resources is a common mistake. It’s a good idea to take your time, do your research, plan it all out, and even wait for it if needed.
Finalize the entirety of your plan before implementing even the first step. Once work begins, even a slight change will be
heavy on the pocket.
Often, people jump into making purchases and then realize how nothing fits in. This has to be avoided at all costs. Ascertain all measurements, counter check them, and then start putting in the pieces.
5. Take Notice of ‘The Minor Things’
“Big Things are accomplished only through the perfection of the minor details.”
While renovating, don’t forget to get the minor things done. Things like updating the electrical framework, making a smooth drainage system, etc. can easily slip out of one’s mind and come back to haunt later on.
6. Make a Proper Lighting System
The ambience of your home chiefly depends upon the lighting. Having a poor lighting system in a newly renovated house can be highly unappealing.
To get your money’s worth, it’s important to invest in lighting. Add windows to let in natural light and place artificial light sources in the right places to get a fine combination of artificial and natural light. Doing so will give your house an elevated look.