Guest Post: How much should you spend on redecorating?

July 19, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT
When you’re looking at redecorating the home, your budget will play a big part in what you can actually do.

The costs will depend upon the room that you’re renovating and what you are hoping to change. Whichever room you’re focusing on, there are ways to cut costs. It really doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Some times renovations have to happen due to circumstances outside of your control. Things within the house break and that can really increase the costs. It could be worth looking at getting Home Warranty cover for such circumstances. You can find out more about Home Warranty cover here https://homewarranty.firstam.com/homeowner/home-warranty/michigan. There are other ways to keep your costs down as well.

Below you’ll discover how to create a realistic budget and simple ways to keep the costs down.

Creating a budget

The first thing you need to do is come up with a realistic budget. How much can you actually afford to spend on a renovation?

Work out all of the money you have coming in, what’s going out and what you have left. Take into account any savings you have too. Once you have an overall figure, you can then work out how much it will cost to make the renovations.

A good way to do this is to write a list of everything you want to change. Then go online and research the average cost of the services/products you need. For example, if you’re renovating the kitchen typical jobs that may need to be done include:

·         Painting the walls/cabinets

·         Upgrading appliances

·         Investing in new blinds/curtains

Estimating costs

You can research the prices of paint, appliances and blinds/curtains online. That way you’ll get an idea of how much it is roughly going to cost you.

It can be a good idea to get the advice of a local interior designer. It may seem like an unnecessary expense, but they will be able to provide you with advice on what will look good and they can work with you no matter what your budget. 

If you find you don’t have enough money for everything you need you can either cut your spending and save money, or make a few small changes at a time. Knowing how much everything is going to cost will help you to create a realistic budget.

Making it more affordable

Renovating doesn’t have to break the bank. There are so many things you can do to change the look of the home. You can also break down the tasks and complete the renovation over a period of time.

Each renovation job is different so it’s hard to determine an actual figure until you know exactly what you want to change. Follow the advice above and you’ll soon have a realistic figure of what it’s going to cost.

 

 

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