How To Renovate Your Home On A Budget

Author: Fort Sask Reno Inc. | | Categories: Exterior Renovation , Interior Renovation , Renovation Services

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As the saying goes, don’t move, improve. We all favor affordable improvements that can add value to your home and maximize how you use your living space. Whether you want to upgrade the shower in the bathroom, change out your tired old flooring, or repair your kitchen tiles, we at Fort Sask Reno Inc have budget renovation tips that will make the dream a reality. But where to start with how to renovate on a budget? In order to determine a budget for a home renovation, clients must decide what kind of renovation they want. Are they interested in a more expensive and extensive remodeling or a more moderately priced facelift?

Home renovation has many advantages, from the money saved on energy from home insulation to the increased attractiveness lent to a home through a fresh coat of paint. There’s no shying away from the fact that it is a demanding project, though. You’ll need to find the right property and see beyond its current flaws. Careful budgeting for house renovation costs is also required, along with good planning so you can complete the work as cost-consciously and efficiently as possible.

1. Decide how extensive you would like your renovations
To help you assess the potential of a property, you need to ask yourself how you can improve on what’s already there. Is it possible to add space by extending a house or loft conversion? Or can the inside be opened up to improve the living space? Bathrooms and kitchens are the rooms that sell a home. So, if there’s potential to add an extra bathroom or open up a small kitchen, then that’s where you’ll add the most value. There is so much you can do to improve a home, but if the cost of this is going to be very high and limit your ROI (return on investment), it might not be the property for you. Instead, look for something that is closer to what you need in terms of size and layout.

2. Decide what quality of materials you would like
One thing that is always important when renovating is using high-quality materials. Materials are a very important part of any renovation project, and using high-quality materials will ensure that your renovation looks great and stands the test of time. One of the main benefits of using high-quality materials is that they are more durable. This means that they will last longer, and you won’t have to worry about them falling apart or becoming damaged. High-quality materials may cost more upfront, but they can actually save you money in the long run. This is because they require less maintenance and don’t need to be replaced as often as cheaper materials. In some cases, you may even be able to find high-quality materials that are more affordable than their low-quality counterparts.

3. Decide what you would like replaced or retained
A detailed analysis of the internal structure of the home should be done first rather than directly jumping to make cosmetic enhancements. The best approach is to repair existing features, make the house dry and safe, and undo any well-intentioned mistakes that could affect the condition of the building (such as determining if old wood soffits have been previously covered by aluminum soffits without required increase in ventilation). It’s worth your time to perfect the design and ensure the finished property meets your needs. Think about how the changes will work with the original building. 

4. Receive an estimate from Fort Sask Reno Inc
Many homeowners dive into the renovation process with no clue of what to expect. It’s only after they suffer through renovation mishaps that they regret not having a plan. At Fort Sask Reno Inc, our mission is to seamlessly provide clients with top-of-the-line products installed with the highest priority on quality while maintaining unmatched communication from the first estimate to the last invoice and any future projects. We will sit down with you in order to ensure that your plans and budget are in order and accordingly give you an estimate keeping them in mind. We also help ensure you keep to your budget. 

If you are looking for a renovation contractor in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, reach out to us at Fort Sask Reno Inc. We have all the skills, tools, and equipment to professionally install all elements of interior and exterior renovations. We truly love transforming our customers’ older houses into new, energy-efficient, beautiful homes. We offer interior and exterior renovation services to clients across Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Lamont, Redwater, Gibbons, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, and the surrounding areas. 

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