Home renovation can be an extremely daunting thought, especially when you’re not overly confident with DIY. However, home renovation can be much less expensive if you do it yourself, so if you’re feeling brave enough, here is a guide on how to do the best home reno on a budget.
Renovating a space isn’t that complicated if you have a proper plan and strategy in place to do so. Be sure to consider all of the features that you want to add, remember that sometimes less is more and set yourself a date to get everything done.
Step 1 – The Planning
When it comes to home renovation, planning is the most important element. Without having a proper plan in place it’s easy to not buy the right amount of materials, assign enough time to get a job done and it’s much easier to go over budget.
If planned properly, you can properly divide all of the sections into manageable pieces. You can either section this into rooms of your house or even sections of a room depending on the size. It’s important to assess how much work you will actually need to do and whether this is simply aesthetic, or whether there are electrical or plumbing factors that need to be taken into consideration.
Step 2 – The Budget
Once you have a detailed plan on all of the changes that you would like to make, you can begin to break down the cost of everything. This is a fundamental part of the planning process, as it’s really easy to go over budget due to improper planning.
Be sure to do your research on all of the materials and where is the best, most cost-effective place to buy them. If you’re working on a tight budget, be sure to shop around until you find the best deal. For example, whether you’re buying a conservatory furniture set, or whether you’re simply buying a few cans of paint to use.
If you need to compromise on price, it’s also important to split the renovation tasks into “necessity” and “nice to have”, as this can help you to decide on which features you can eliminate throughout the process, should you run into any additional costs.
Step 3 – The Execution
Applying the plan to your space can be tricky and extremely time-consuming, especially if you have little to no experience in DIY. There are several websites and even Youtube videos that can be used to help you when you get stuck. In addition to this, Instructables is also a gold mine for DIY tutorials.
Step 4 – Finalization
When finalising your DIY project, you will need to keep in mind that it won’t always look the way you thought it would. Home renovation requires you to be adaptable with your plan, as unexpected things can happen. Whether your budget gets spent elsewhere, or whether you find that there is a better way to position the room, but that’s the beauty of DIY.