Is your house due for an upgrade, but you’re not willing to spend a fortune? Just because you’re undertaking a few renovations, doesn’t mean it has to cost you a packet! There’s a range of easy and affordable changes you can transform your entire home. Whether it’s using recycled materials or just rearranging a few things before you even decide to renovate, not every change to your home has to burn a hole in your pocket. If you want to make a few renovations, but can’t really afford it, we’ve got a few budget-friendly tips to help you.
#1 Rearrange before breaking the bank
If you want to renovate because you’ve run out of space, a few simple storage additions can save you a lot of trouble. Instead of extending your home, invest in a few pull-out drawers or concealed cabinets—to replace your space-consuming shelves—giving you added storage space and a more open feel.
#2 Innovative lighting
It seems as though every modern home has bi-fold doors. If you want to get some natural light—without forking out for expensive bi-folds—consider installing a skylight. Adding a skylight will also reduce your energy bills as there’s no need for artificial lighting during the day.
#3 Reuse and save
Whether you’re going for a more rustic feel or you just want to save money on your renovation expenses, you need to consider using recycled building materials. From pre-hung doors to reclaimed hardwood timber floors, you’ll be shocked at just how much you can save.
#4 Everything but the kitchen sink
If you can, try to avoid moving the kitchen sink or toilet. Moving the pipes and all the other plumbing costs associated can make it quite an expensive process.
#5 Know what you want
Whether it’s perusing the hardware store or getting design ideas from magazines, you need to make sure you know what fixtures and appliances you want (and what they cost) before the builders arrive. Builders can then work these into their quotes, instead of having any unwanted surprises down the track.
#6 Save on construction
The DIY aspect of renovation will save you the most money. Whether it’s sanding and painting your own walls or looking after the clean up and rubbish removal, every little thing you do by yourself will help reduce the overall cost.
Get help with your renovations
While saving money on your renovation is vital to staying under budget, finding the right builder is important if you want the job done right. Luckily, we’ve found some of the best builders in New South Wales who can help you out!
Need a builder in Taree?
Gloucester Building Services are the business of choice for Taree locals when it comes to design, renovation and construction. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom or outdoor area, the reliable contractors at Gloucester Building Services excel in all areas of home design. Worried your home won’t meet council regulations? Their team will make sure your designs get council approval and even submit the papers themselves. For first-class service from start to finish, get a free quote from Gloucester Building Services on your renovation or building job today.
Servicing: Taree, Manning Valley, Great Lakes, Gloucester and the surrounding areas
Need a builder in Newcastle?
If you want a team of experienced designers and dedicated construction managers for your renovation job, look no further than AdBuilt Extensions and Developments. With thousands of happy clients since opening almost 40 years ago, this business is one of the most reputable in the entire Newcastle region. Need more space for your growing family? Have the capable team custom design your renovation and look after all facets of the construction process. If you’re looking to move or extend, AdBuilt Extensions and Develops is your one-stop shop.
Servicing: Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and surrounding areas
Not in these service regions? Click here to find a local builder for your renovation.
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