Tips to Renovate Your House Within Budget

by Balwinder Pahal 05/26/2019

It is common to renovate a house when there is a need to make it more beautiful and more comfortable for those in it. It is essential to consider the home renovation plans as a project that needs a budget and proper planning.

A great way to handle a home renovation is to plan it like a project and divide it into sections and sub-plans. This way, it becomes easier to manage all the different parts both concerning resources and finances. If you are actively looking to renovate your home without getting yourself stressed, here are a few tips to consider so that your home renovation project turns out both beautifully and within budget.

  • Divide and conquer: The first thing a home renovation contractor or architect will ask for is the scope of the plan and the budget expected for the entire project. By knowing how far the project is going to go, it becomes easier to divide it into different phases. Each phase will then have objectives and timelines.
  • Make a budget: Since the funds available for the project are limited, it is important to know how much each stage should cost and then set the funds aside for it. Making a budget helps to get a good idea of what is achievable compared to what you desire.
  • Bathrooms are essential: Bathrooms are manageable to renovate as there are many quality, inexpensive parts that can bring a bath into the 21st century. Plan for a new toilet fixture, paint, cabinet paint, shower heads and some other materials to do a total makeover of your bathroom on a budget. The overall effect of the result will be worth more than the sum of the parts.
  • Kitchen and storage: Increasing storage space in the rooms and kitchen is usually one of the main aims of home renovation. Home renovation is a perfect opportunity to de-clutter the kitchen and improve on your cabinets. Speak to the home renovation contractor and plan on either building new kitchen cabinets or buying pre-fabricated ones from the hardware store. If the existing kitchen cabinets are sufficient for you, then a fresh coat of paint and a refresh of the locks, hinges, and handles should suffice to give it a new look.
  • Change the doors: The first thing people typically notice about a house is the door. A great way to get a beautiful result from a home renovation project is to make sure to replace the doors. If brand new doors are not in the plan, then repainting the existing ones in a color that blends better with the new house color is an excellent way to re-accentuate them and still give visitors that "new home" welcome.

The key to renovating a house beautifully without spending too much is to have a big-picture plan and take it step-by-step. Speak to a home renovation expert today for an estimate of likely renovation costs for your house.

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Balwinder Pahal

With a wealth of customer service experience under her belt, Balwinder Pahal made the jump to real estate in 2000. She is driven by a passion for fairness, always working hard to make all parties in a transaction happy. Balwinder wants to be remembered fondly for her excellent service.

Her aim is to make the buying and selling of real estate as cost effective as possible, while maintaining the highest level of service. She strives to always provide accurate and up-to-date information, skilled analysis and sound real estate advice. Balwinder is also continually exploring new ideas and technology, in an effort to make the selling and buying of real estate a smooth process for every person she encounters.

Areas served: Napa County and Solano County

Specialties: Residential Properties, Residential Income, Multi-Family Income Properties

Community Involvement:

  • Punjabi American Cultural Association
  • Guru Nanak Sikh Temple

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi