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How to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

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How to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

When you own your home, your goal is to add value by upgrading, improving, and renovating. However, not everyone can afford to renovate the way they’d like to. You can do the same renovations as the big guys if you know how to renovate your home on a budget. This guide will show you just how to do that. 

Maximize Efficiency, Save Money

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By upgrading cabinets to save space and make them a more efficient way to organize your items, you add value to your home. You can also sometimes maximize the use of space in some rooms, such as kitchens and bathrooms by rearranging how it is laid out. You can make it a more efficient layout instead of getting more room by knocking out a wall to get more space. If you knocked down a wall you would have to rearrange the layout anyway so if you can rearrange the layout to get a better use of space without spending the money to knock down walls, why spend the money?

Look for Recycled or Lightly Used Materials and Fixtures

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There are places that sell building materials and home fixtures that are lightly used or have been recycled. You can get these items for a fraction of what you would spend on them if you bought them new. You can usually find things that would work great for what you need or are exactly what you are looking for. 

Do the Demolition Yourself

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If you are doing some major construction, doing the demolition work yourself can save you some major money. All it will cost you is the money for the dumpster and the removal of it, plus the time and effort that you put into it. It may take a little longer than a professional crew would take but the money you save would be worth it. 

DIY

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Why hire out for a professional job when you can save the money and do it yourself? With a little bit of research and some help from friends, family, and those at the local hardware store, you can get the job done in no time and for a fraction of the cost. 

Consider Alternatives

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When it comes to purchasing materials, fixtures, or even appliances, it may be worth it to go with cheaper alternatives to higher priced brand names. When purchasing hardwood floors, there are laminate materials that look just like the real thing that would still add value to your home. Recessed lighting is expensive but other alternative aren’t as expensive and still add just as much value but aren’t as expensive to install. And some cheaper appliances still add value to your home by being new but don’t have to be brand name or have a lot of fancy features. 

You can increase the value of your home by doing renovations, but you don’t have to break the bank to do it. By being smart about the upgrades you decide to do to your home, you can add value on a budget. 

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