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How To Renovate on a Budget

When you are currently living in a really old property, it can definitely be overwhelming on your part to bring it up to scratch because you’ll have to do everything and every job you can think of. You’d feel like the renovation doesn’t end soon enough and it could even cost the earth. But this doesn’t really have to be the case. As a matter of fact, you don’t really have to exceed your budget to get your renovations done.

Going Over Your Budget

Your budgeting skills should be the very first skill you need to excel whenever you’re on a budget in getting your home renovations done. It would be a complete disaster if you’re not good in knowing how to track where your money would go, or if you don’t have a realistic budget in the first place.

This means that you’ll have to spend a lot of time in planning and knowing the cost of jobs that you need to have done. Also take into consideration what you can afford to get done before considering on starting the job.

Get Quotes From Contractors

Another thing you need to consider is the quotes from various contractors and compare each of their quotes for the work that you want done. It would be best if you get at least three quotes to compare with as they can be so widely different. This is mainly because their prices are based on the experience of the workers, the timescale you require, and the standard prices in the market at the time.

You should also make sure that the quote you got from contractors will be put into writing and that you specify for how long it will be valid for. A word of caution, if you get this wrong, it could mean that your whole budget can be pushed off.


Another way for you to save money on your home renovation is obviously to work some of the works by yourself. Now, if you plan to do this, you should see to it that you do the job sensibly and carefully. You have to expect that there are jobs you just couldn’t do it all by yourself. This may be so because you don’t have the advanced skills, time, or the tools.

Space Furnishing

Keep in mind that renovation does not only cost you money on structural work. There is also decorating and furnishing of the space that you need to spend on once that part is done.

The furniture can particularly end up costing you a lot of your budget, which could be catastrophic for you if you’ve already spent most of your budget on the structural work.

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