Budget VS Work Expectations
Renovation doesn't come cheap and we know it. Still unsure of what to expect or how to budget? Learn a few tricks and keep them up your sleeves for calculating your own budget. A little creativity goes a long way, and with these tips, you should be able to know what to expect with the final product of your budget.
1. Skip The Wallpaper
Wallpapers are all things fancy and pretty! But all in all, they're rather costly compared to paint jobs. If you're keen on getting wallpaper, we suggest making one side of the room with wallpaper as the main highlight. The rest of the room? Just paint it! That way, you can save on budget and make an eye-catching room.
2. Flooring, Flooring, Flooring! Flooring is a big part of renovating a home - it literally covers the entire house! While carpeting is expensive, there are also a ton of other choices who are equally costly - especially hardwood and designer marbles. That being said, it's definitely not very budget friendly to choose those materials. Meanwhile, choose more cost-friendly flooring such as laminate or the more common, tiles. Also consider to opt for the higher quality varieties, they'll be more durable and long lasting.
3. Minimize Hacking Don't fancy your current house layout and want to demolish some walls? Well, you've got to be ready to cash out more if you do. Restructuring the area, from tearing down walls to rebuilding them will definitely hike up the price of the renovation. It's quite impossible to expect your interior design firm to charge you merely on the price of decorating the space, when they have to liaise with multiple parties especially when it comes to rebuilding the area!
4. Custom Furniture For Important Areas We are fancy things that are one of a kind, but with that label comes a nice price tag too. Custom furniture requires workmanship, sourcing of materials and whatnot.
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