3 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Renovation Budget
Buying a home can be overwhelming! From deciding what furniture to buy, what to do with your floors and what paint you want, to the many lights that are going into your new place. But one of the most crucial things to consider is: How can you get quality materials for your home without breaking the bank?
If you’re looking to renovate your new home but are on a tight budget, here are three ways to make the most out of what you can do to your home renovation.
1. Do Your Research
When starting off your search for the right materials to purchase for your home renovation, look for the best ways to get quality materials at affordable prices. This may mean looking online, talking to suppliers, and searching for local vendors who may stock the materials you need without having to have them shipped. But while you’re looking to keep things affordable, it’s also important to remember not to go too low on your bid for certain items as you may be shackled with cheaper materials that don’t last long.
The key to every successful renovation is to measure out cost vs durability. How long will you get out of the materials you have chosen? Will it stand the wear and tear that comes with daily living or will it break easily if moved slightly out of place? It’s important to know when to spend and when to save so that you don’t have to deal with the frustration that comes with having to frequently change your things.
Some areas that you may want to invest in are feature walls, furniture, hardware, and fittings that are subjected to everyday use.
Feature walls and furniture can really determine the look and feel of a space. It’s what your room should be built around and what can give it the accent it needs to change it from just a space to a place of comfort and creativity. A cheaply designed feature wall can oftentimes become more of a garish presence in the room, whereas a well-designed feature wall can exemplify your personality and spirit. It’s also going to be the very first thing you see when you walk into a room and the joys of looking at a well-designed space is, quite frankly, priceless.
One crucial part of home renovation that we’ve discovered many people don’t usually invest in is the hardware in a home. This covers anything from door hinges and cupboard handles to fans, lights, and air conditioners. While investing in more premium hardware items might cost more upfront, in the long run, the price of not having to constantly replace these small items saves so much more in terms of time, money, and overall sanity.
But when looking at areas where you can save money, we’ve often found that customised, modular storage areas can cost so much more than it needs to. Modular furniture suppliers often sell kits or multiple variations of shelving and storage units that can eventually be built up according to your wants and needs — and at a much lower price! Focus your expenditures on the areas that have to withstand the pressure of daily usage.
2. Get Rid Of The Mess
It’s what everyone hates to hear, but it might be time to Marie Kondo your space! And moving into a new home is the perfect time to trim the fat.
If you’re looking to maximize your space and give your home a more open feel, the way to do that is to get rid of the small items around the house (that honestly might just gather dust!) and create storage that tucks away neatly.
But we do know that there are things that kids need like toys and for that, choosing the right addition to their bedrooms like a daybed that doubles as a storage chest can be an incredible game-changer.
3. Hire The Right Interior Design Team
This might be obvious, but it’s a much harder task than it may seem. Different interior design teams work in different ways. At Nanas Design, our priority is sitting down with you to figure out what your exact wants and needs are before we get into quotations and renderings. We follow an open communication style that allows you to keep up to date on the progress of your home renovation and wherever possible, we’ll try to provide you with options that don’t break the bank! If you’re looking to design a modern, luxury kitchen and that’s your main priority, we’re able to suggest options that perhaps lower design costs in other areas of your house. If you’re looking to create a space that’s built around an abundance of natural light, then your interior design team should be able to suggest materials that aren’t affected by UV rays.
But before you get into the nitty-gritty of designing your new home, something you should be completely honest about with yourself and your interior designer is your budget — it’s the most surefire way to ensure that your home is designed to your liking without the stress and anxiety that overspending brings.
While it may be a daunting task, looking at everything that goes into making your new house a home, at Nanas Design, we want to make sure we understand your lifestyle, what your tastes are, and how many belongings you’ll need storage for in your space. And even though the project may take slightly longer than anticipated, our dedication to the time spent planning ensures that the minute you step across the threshold of your home, you’ve fallen in love.