Remodeling on a Budget: How to do It right


Renovating your home is a great way to get it ready to put on the market, or to update certain things to modernize the house. It can be difficult to come up with a budget and decide on which projects to tackle. Use these tips to come up with a budget that works for you so you can prepare for your upcoming projects.

Choose Your Priorities

You may have several items that need to be addressed, such as the outdated kitchen tiles or the stained living room carpet. But there are one or two things that have been on your mind for the longest. Usually, these are the things that are most necessary to get started on. Come up with an estimated cost for this repair first. You can then compare this amount to your budget and see how much room you have for more projects.

Plan for Extra Expenses

The downside to any home remodeling project is that almost certainly you will run into additional expenses that were not planned for. These extra costs can sometimes add up to break the bank and leave your task unfinished. Instead of being optimistic when estimating costs, add a little extra to expand your budget in case unexpected expenses come up. And if they don’t, you have some leftover for other things to fix up!

Determine an Economical Approach

At first glance it might seem that your entire bathroom needs to be remodeled. But maybe just painting the walls and cabinets is enough to achieve the look you are going for. It’s important to not get too carried away when planning for renovations. Focus only on what needs to be done, and how to get the most bang for your buck. If done right, you can increase the value of your home more than the cost of the repairs involved.

Upcoming renovations can be difficult to plan for. However, the most important thing to sort out before hand is your budget for the projects. Take your time to decide on what really needs to be done, and how to go about it in the most cost efficient way.

If you have any questions about how remodeling can affect your home’s value, reach out to me and I’ll gladly answer your questions.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774

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