How To Renovate On A Budget

Randall Brown |


Do you think your bedroom looks outdated or simply needs a facelift? If your answer is yes, you are probably considering a home renovation. Renovations and remodeling bring new life to the living space and add value to your home. However, costs for renovations tend to vary considerably between $100 for minor changes and additions to $5000 or more for complete overhauls and significant remodeling work.

At KNS Window Fashions, we understand that high prices can be a hurdle and think that with a little bit of planning, research, and scrutiny, you can reduce your renovation costs considerably while still getting the space you always dreamed of. To help you avoid getting overwhelmed by the process, we have put together a guide to renovating on a budget.

Survey the room and determine your overall goal at completion
As with most projects, it is a great idea to sit down, survey the room you plan to renovate and assess your goals upon completion. Do you want to change the look of the room altogether? Or just add or subtract from what is already there? Having a clear vision of what you want will ensure the result meets expectations.

Research materials and labor that may be required
Next, it’s best to do your research. Find out what materials are available and what you might need to complete the renovation in terms of equipment and expertise. Determining what work you can do yourself to possibly free up money for material upgrades is also a great way to save some money and curb costs.

Determine your budget
When considering renovation options, you should be careful as there are usually some hidden costs that can arise during a renovation. For example, if you’re demolishing or taking out fixtures, you could find mold, insect destruction, or contamination that necessitates swift action and raises renovation costs. To avoid nasty surprises when it comes to your budget, it is best to consult a professional as their knowledge can be invaluable.

Get started
Finally, the fun part. Getting started. First, you should purchase the required materials and tools and have them on hand before you begin the project. Similarly, you should make sure that you have the correct permits if you are making any structural changes. Also, remember to take your time, do it right the first time and always hire a professional to complete the work if you are unable or unqualified to do the work yourself.

For more tips on renovating and increasing the value of your home, reach out to KNS Window Fashions. Since 1983 we have been innovators in the industry and have earned a solid reputation for providing local customers professional workmanship and quality window treatment products and prices to suit every budget. We also help you choose window blinds, shades, shutters, and other custom window coverings that reflect your personal style and enhance the beauty of your home or office across Leduc, Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Calmar, Millet, and the surrounding areas.

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