10 home renovation hacks that will save you money
Buy good rugs
If you don’t want to invest too much time and money into redoing your flooring or buffing your hardwood, don’t worry — you can improve your floors with rugs.
Rugs are an amazing way to revive any space and boost softness and warmth without spending too much money.
When choosing your rugs, make sure to opt for something high-quality yet neutral, so you can play with your interior design over time yet still stay in love with your old rugs.
Boost your lighting
Adding more natural light to your space is a great way to make your home look comfortable, modern, airy and large. However, adding a window to your house can set you back at least $1500, which is not a small number.
Before you decide to make such a huge investment, consider adding a light tube instead. They typically cost between $50 and $250 and can add plenty of light to your home.
Mix and match furniture
If you want to save money, buying too many new furniture pieces won’t help you on your route.
Instead of having to replace every piece to match it with your new aesthetic, opt for a mix of different furniture styles.
Mixing modern and vintage furniture is a very popular interior design style that looks both attractive and feels cozy and homey. Plus, it saves a lot of money.
Wrap your worktops
Over time, worktops become damaged and outdated, and if you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, look no further than vinyl wrap. With a quartz wrap, you’ll get immediate results for a fraction of the price.
For example, 15 meters of vinyl wrap in marble or quartz costs about $50, and you’ll have enough material to cover your entire kitchen worktop.
Aim for sales
Be strategic when buying materials, furniture and appliances because there are certain times of the year when these items are cheaper.
Look for key holidays to buy appliances, Black Friday to buy electronics, and early autumn to buy furniture (especially patio furniture).
With some patience and the persistence to hunt around for a good deal, you’ll save a lot of money. To save even more, consider getting floor models and items with a dent or a scratch.
Sell everything you don’t need
When renovating your home, you’ll come across many items you don’t need anymore. Instead of throwing them away, consider organising a garage sale or trading on websites like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.
It’s easy to sell your old kitchen, hardware, doors and flooring, especially if you offer them at reasonable prices. Even if no one wants your things, you can consider selling them to scrapyards and get a bit of cash in return.
As you can see, these DIY tricks will help you to reduce your renovation costs while allowing you to refresh your home. Simply be prepared to hunt around for a good bargain and get savvy with finding budget-friendly options.