Shoestring Budget? You Can Still Renovate

If you’re bored of your home but you don’t have a lot of cash currently, you might be thinking that
 there’s nothing you can do to perk your home up and make it look more interesting. 
However, this isn’t true. It is totally possible to renovate your home and make great changes on a 
shoestring budget. In this guide, we talk you through how.

Look For Smaller Suppliers
If you’re serious about making renovations to your home, you’re going to need to find the right 
suppliers to help you. Brand name doesn’t always mean best, so hunt for smaller suppliers that 
you can trust. Read reviews and testimonials to help you.

Shop Around
Shop around for whatever you need. Look at various companies and stores and see where you can
 get the best deal, but don’t forget that if you buy low quality you’ll probably end up spending way more 
in the long run. Spending a little more of your budget initially for a higher quality thing will be better.

Get Multiple Quotes
Make sure you do your research on companies that  renovate apartment buildings or your kind of 
building and get multiple quotes so you have an idea of what you should be paying. The cheapest may 
not be the best choice, but the most expensive may not be either. Doing your research and reading 
reviews and testimonials will give you a better idea of who can be trusted to get things done on time 
and to a high standard.  

Be Your Own Project Manager
Hiring a project manager is expensive, so consider being your own project manager. This way, you 
can decide what you do yourself and how much you spend on certain materials. However, it’s 
advisable that you still hire a professional builder and an architect so that your plans and installations 
run as smoothly as possible.

Consider Going For A Trendy Unfinished Look
If you’re on a really low budget, you could consider running with an unfinished look and making it look
 as if it’s supposed to be that way. This is a huge trend in this day and age, and with the right textiles 
and cosy accessories you can make it look really cool and inviting.

Hang Dramatic Curtains
Hanging dramatic curtains can change the feel of a space and is a really cheap way to update your 
lounge or bedroom. Just make sure you get the measurements right!

Replace Your Tiles
Tiling the bathroom and the kitchen doesn’t take that long, and you can  
create a sort of feature wall with the right tiles.

Add New Accessories
Adding new accessories is one of the most cost effective things you can do. Invest in accessories that
 you’ll want to use in the long run. Feel free to mix and match accessories for an eclectic look.

You can still make lots of changes to your home on a shoestring budget. Have tips of your own? 
Leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!

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