What’s the first thing that comes to mind when renovating your house? Is it expensive? Stressful? Don’t have time for it?
Depending on the extent of the project, it can be all three. But the good news is that there are practical ways to renovate your house that won’t stress you out with money and time concerns.
Renovation takes time so you can plan carefully, especially if you’re on a budget. Make some necessary fixes on your house with these tips:
1. Prepare your house
Before putting in major work, you have to go back to the basics first by preparing your house so you can focus on the main renovation process. Consider doing the following steps to get started:
- Remove curtains and other things that may collect dust/allergens
- Cover furniture
- Set aside the fragile and expensive objects
- Remove unnecessary items and items inside cabinets/closets
- Put your essentials in a box
2. Go for efficiency
The popularity of multi-purpose and custom-designed furniture can do wonders for when you need to renovate your house to add more space. Consider replacing your shelves with tall cabinet pull-out drawers (at least 20cm wide) to store more food items. You can also upgrade some of your furniture by having seats with in-built storage underneath for extra storage.
Choosing to be efficient doesn’t just give you more space, but also gains in the long-term since you’ll be cutting down possible costs for additional furniture and remodeling. If you need to upgrade your furniture, you can visit an auction or wait for bargains/sales for more savings.
3. Welcome the natural light
Don’t hastily put a big hole on your wall just to add windows for more light to come in. You can brighten your home without buying an additional window by rearranging some objects or installing a light tube to distribute more light.
4. Refresh your rooms
When you come inside a room, the first thing you would notice is the color. This is why a simple paint job can do the trick to change the overall feel of your rooms. If you have decorating mistakes in the past, you can coat them with white paint. Give your washed-out and dreary walls a makeover by coating them in colors that will match their purpose.
5. Donate your extra items
When decluttering, you can donate or sell some of your extra items to organizations and recycle centres. This way, you can save space in the landfill, contribute to a good cause, or help a neighbour in need of your items.
6. Set your limit
Depending on your allotted budget and plans, setting a limit so you won’t go overboard will save you from additional costs and stress. For starters, you can allot a specific budget per room and stick to it.
If you have some extra materials or money from renovating other rooms, you can reallocate it to the next room instead so you can maximise your resources. Mixing and matching materials can also add a flair to your room due to its variety.
7. Ask for help
Make a schedule on when you plan to do most of the projects and invite some friends or loved ones to share the work. You can also ask other people who have successfully renovated their homes on a budget for advice or opinions to guide you in the process.
Home renovation doesn’t need to be expensive
Buying a house is a long-term investment. Make sure to renovate so the value of your home also increases over time.
If you’re ready to invest in a new home and need some help, you can always get a free consultation from the buyer’s agents at Buying Perth Real Estate. Contact Clive at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (08) 6215 0200 or 0412 926 190.