Hi guys! It’s been a while! Did you all miss me? Now I often talk about home decor in my posts, but we all know that sometimes we just don’t have the time and money for a full house makeover. This week I’m featuring an article from This Old House.com on how to remodel your home for less.
1. Increase efficiency, not size.
This works well especially with kitchens. Bigger space doesn’t necessarily equal maximum utility. Sometimes all you need to do is add or change the cabinets to do the trick. You could easily shell out a few thousand to outfit cabinets with upgrades like dividers, pull–out pot trays, and lazy Susans, but you’ll save many times that amount by skipping the addition you thought you needed.
2. Consult an architect or partner with a contractor.
Sometimes some remodeling plans are just too much to take on your own. Hiring an architect or a contractor for a consultation could save you time and energy, not to mention gaining more information and insight on how the home renovation process works. Depending on the scale of your project, you might not need a full–on architectural commission, which involves extensive meetings, multiple job–site visits, and several sets of construction drawings.
3. Don’t mess with the plumbing.
That means the kitchen sink or the toilet, if you can avoid it. Touching any part of the house that involves plumbing is one of the costliest expenses you could have in remodeling, but if you really have to do it, you might as well include upgrading the pipes at the same time.
There are a dozen other ways you could save up on your remodeling. Check out the rest of the article here.
Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!