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Monday, December 2, 2013

Remodeling Tips for the Budget-Conscious Homeowner

A lot of homeowners put off a remodeling project because they don't have enough money to fund it. Such delay can cause frustration especially on occasions when the modifications they want done aren't solely intended to satisfy aesthetic concerns.

If you happen to be on the same boat as these homeowners, consider dividing the remodeling works into manageable chunks. Rather than delaying the pursuit of the project that has been floating around your head for quite a while now, break it down instead into portions that suit your budget at the moment. This will help lessen the project's initial financial impact to your advantage.

Even if you intend to finish the project by stages, still prepare and finalize your plans in advance. Do you still want to realize a great concept you conceived once the project's duration is at or near its end?

Another cost-effective approach you can employ when remodeling is updating rather than upgrading. If you can afford to purchase few expensive building materials, use them sparingly.

When it comes to communicating your expectations, be as specific as you can. For instance, identify the exact materials you want to use to prevent confusion among the remodeling team as well as to avoid change orders sooner or later.

Finally, choose standard-sized over customized furniture and fixtures. You can personalize them by buying embellishments using only a fraction of the total cost you would've spent.


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