When you are thinking about the remodeling process, whether you are undertaking a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodeling project, or even a whole home remodel, the investment range for your project is one of the most important factors to consider. Cutting corners, choosing poor quality appliances, fixtures and fittings, or using an inexperienced contractor can end up causing havoc, disaster and greater costs in the long run rather than saving you money. Here we reveal 10 unusual tips that will really help you save money on your home remodel while ensuring the highest quality and outstanding results.
Moving Out During Your Remodel
You might think moving out during your home remodel would cost you more, but in fact having your family and your belongings out of the way helps your contractor work more quickly and efficiently, so that your remodel is completed faster. Time is money, so the less time your contractor spends on your remodel, the more you will save. While moving out might not be necessary for kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling, whole home remodels are much easier and smoother when you are living somewhere else.
Having Your Designs Approved the First Time
Did you know that design review boards generally respond positively to presentations that include 3D images? Every homeowner who wants to remodel their home must submit their plans to design review boards. Working with a contractor who uses 3D Design for remodels can greatly improve your chances of success. These 3D remodel designs give realistic and clear pictures of how your remodel will look, saving you time and money on approvals, and corrections in the long term too. As they say: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
When you work with a qualified and experienced contractor, they can help you identify what materials you may be able to recycle so that you save money on your demolition. Not only does this save you financially, but it also helps save the environment by reusing materials and preventing everything going into the landfill.
Bring In Natural Light Without Adding Windows
Bringing light, space and openness to some of the deepest, darkest rooms of your home is often one of the main priorities of a remodel, but trying to get natural light to access these areas can be difficult. Window installation alone can cost upwards of $4,000 and if you need to remove walls to access natural light the costs can skyrocket. ‘Light tubes’ or ‘tube skylights’ offer a stunning and economical way to bring natural light to any room in your home. Particularly popular in bathroom remodels, powder room makeovers and kitchen updates, light tubes offer fantastic performance in even the darkest rooms.
Make Sure The Company’s Workers Are On Payroll
Using a less expensive contractor can seem like good value for money; that is, until something goes wrong. If a remodel company uses independent contractors or unlicensed laborers to work on your home, these workers will not be covered by the company’s Worker’s Compensation while on the job. This means that you will be held financially responsible if any injuries or accidents occur. Ensuring that all workers are on the remodel company’s payroll not only ensures greater peace mind for you, but also ensure safer and more comfortable working environment for those working on your home.
Stay tuned for our next installment of Unusual Tips To Help You Save Money On Your Remodel Project: Part 2, to see more ways you can get the most out of your investment in your remodel.