Ways to Cut Costs on a Room Remodeling
Many of us have ideas on how we’d like to remodel our homes, but one big thing that stops us is
the potential cost. Worse yet, what if we do a big remodeling job but then discover that we don’t
even like what we’ve just changed? There’s no “undo” button for that, only more money needed
to change it all again.
So how can we make room and home remodeling more affordable? Below are some of the best
cost-cutting ideas that won’t force you to compromise on quality, or your overall vision.
1. Try it Online Before You Start Work
If you have a lot of different design ideas for your various spaces at home, then the best thing
you can do is put them into an online 3D simulator like the one at FURNISHD, for instance.
FURNISHD provides 3D interior design services online, allowing you a preview of what your
room would look like with different looks before you’ve even had to make a single purchase of
paint, furnishings or other building materials.
This simple idea can potentially save you thousands of dollars that you might otherwise have to
spend fixing mistakes or going back on an idea that you no longer like the look of.
2. Get Clever with Storage, and Save on Expansion
Home renovations tend to start getting very expensive when the idea of removing walls or
sections of walls comes into play in order to create more space. It’s a common idea used in
kitchens, small bedrooms, or when looking to expand a space perhaps to use a kids’ playroom.
It’s a much better idea to try and use existing space but create smarter and more efficient
storage solutions that help save space that way.
Many rooms in our homes that we think of as small can suddenly become a lot larger when we
clear out the clutter and discover how much space there really is. The difference in cost can
really come to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the room.
3. Get Light Tubes, not Windows
Adding more natural light to spaces that are lacking is a big thing people like to do during
renovations. More natural light is a very attractive feature of a home, after all, and can add value
to a property. The traditional idea might be to simply start cutting holes in the side of the house
to install another double-pane window. Well, that’s one way to do it, but the other is to consider
the installation of a light tube.
What is a light tube? It’s a device that fits between the rafters of your roof and brings light from
up above down into the living space below. If you’ve got an upstairs bathroom or back bedroom
in need of more light, then this is an ingenious (and cost-effective) way to do it.
4. DIY – Deliver it Yourself?
Doing DIY projects is a great way to save money, of course, since all you’ll need to pay for is
materials. After that, the only currencies you’re dealing in are time and energy. There’s actually
a way to make a DIY refurb even cheaper, however, if instead of paying for multiple deliveries of
all the various materials that you need, you source them locally and then drive to pick them up.
It’s ideal if you have a van or pickup truck, but even if you hire a trailer to use with your regular
car, it’ll work out more cost-effective than having all that stuff brought to you.
Major remodeling projects may require you rent some roll off dumpsters for the construction cleanup so it’s best to get an estimate of the cost and include it on your budget.