Too many times we think we can’t afford a home remodel because of the caliber of the work. Or we might think we can’t afford it because we honestly don’t have any idea what anything truly cost anymore. But little does everyone know, there are many different ways to complete a home remodel without completely draining your bank account. But how?
Roll up those sleeves. You want to save money and still make progress? Well, better get to work and do it yourself. There are so many things that you can do yourself if you are willing to try. From pulling up old carpet to refinishing your cabinetry. We find that the highest bills associated with remodels is the cost of labor. Have you ever been to the mechanic when your car is broken and they tell you the part cost X amount but the labor is double that? It is kind of like that. Contractors get paid because of their skill, but make extra money doing a lot of things you can do yourself.
Look it up. There is an endless amount of information on the internet showing and teaching you how to do certain things. How to install a kitchen sink or how to take the popcorn off your ceiling. Again, a lot of this comes down to your willingness to get in and get messy, we promise you it will pay off. Learning and doing things yourself in your own home also adds sweat equity. When you improve your home, you will see your home go up in value, when it comes time to sell you want to make a profit rather than making up for what you spent on a contractor.
Know when to spend. Even though you can save a lot of money doing do-it-yourself projects, you have to know when to save and when to spend. Things like installing electrical outlets or plumbing you don’t want to mess up. This is the perfect opportunity to call in an expert and needing an expert for just one day versus several days can save you thousands.