Tips for Remodeling on a Budget

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Thursday, May 19, 2016)

remodelingYour remodeling can be a success even if your budget is tight. A bit more planning…..and a healthy dose of self-discipline…..are needed if you are going to both stay within your budget and achieve your main goals. This brings us to the first tip –

Clarify & Prioritize Your Goals.

When you have limited funds to work with, it’s especially important to have a clear vision about the objectives of the renovation. You also want to figure out the hierarchy of your different goals – which are absolute must-haves and which are up for debate if you need to cut costs?

Look for Cheap Ways to Integrate Today’s Trends.

If you’re remodeling on a strict budget you may be inclined to avoid reading up on hot design trends, assuming that you won’t be able to afford any of them. However, knowing the trends can guide your choices when you have to pick from among a few different affordable options. Here are some examples:

   Subway tiles – Many home decorators are utilizing these simple rectangular tiles. You’ve probably even seen them on your favorite home improvement show, but perhaps you didn’t know that basic subway tiles are among the most affordable options out there.
    • Gray materials and items – Knowing how popular the color gray is makes it easy to decide between the inexpensive beige and the inexpensive gray floor tiles, carpet, etc. Look for opportunities to choose this trendy neutral without spending extra money.

    • Re-purposed pieces – Eclectic looks and up-cycled items are trends that budget-conscious homeowners should welcome. Old dressers and sideboards can be transformed into bathroom vanities and cabinets, and garage sale finds can become shabby chic décor accents.

Be Smart About What to Hire Out & What to Do Yourself.

If you or a family member has construction skills, by all means save money by doing some of the work yourselves. At the same time, it’s important to recognize when an aspect of the project is not a good match for your skill set.

You don’t want to waste time and possibly money on an unsuccessful attempt, so keep in mind that it’s sometimes best to call in a professional. For instance, installation by trained glaziers is often needed for a custom glass shower enclosure.

Select Paint Colors Thoughtfully.

Repainting is one of the least expensive aspects of remodeling. Since you might be limited by your budget in other areas of the project, make the most of your new wall paint by investing thought and research into your color selections. Paint color can update a room, create a relaxing ambience, and provide a palette for your new wall-hangings.

If your renovation calls for glass and mirror, contact ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. for info on what items work with your budget.

Along with luxury fixtures and professional installation, we offer money saving options for homeowners to call in measurements, pick up their items, and do the installation themselves. Learn more at a free in-home consultation. Call today to make your appointment – 703-257-7150

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