Home Renovation Tips on a Small Budget
Home renovation is usually associated as an expensive task, but revamping your home doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Some homeowners usually make their way out through DIY or looking out for sales in online stores. So, if you are searching for ways to renovate your house on a budget, here are some of the budget-friendly tips we’ve prepared for you:
Take advantage of sale or bargains
Bargains are your friends when it comes to renovating your home on a small budget. You could save a lot of money by buying second-hand fixtures and fittings or you can shop around on a local market or online store that sells home improvement materials in a cheaper price. Make sure though you’re getting the right materials that will not cost you more in the future in terms of maintenance.
Use DIY or recycle materials where possible
As they say, a homeowner that knows how to DIY is an empowered homeowner. If you’re handy with a paint brush or simple tiling job, you can do this by yourself to save money. To save even more, you can also do the work on gardening and re-designing.
Find a reliable and affordable carpenter
It is a common practice to most Filipinos to enter into a contract-based agreement with laborer/s they can trust. Sometimes, it is done by referral or selecting carpenters they personally know that live within the area. In this way, you can decide whether to pay the laborer/s by the job or per day.
It is ultimately up to you which fits your budget and which set-up is fair to both ends, if it’s by the job – the usual contract would be 20-30% of the contract amount in the beginning and makes progressive payments depending on how much has been accomplished.
If you want to pay the laborer per day, the carpenter’s fee per day ranges from P450 – P600 depending on their skills.
Try building materials that are sure to last
Another ideal way to get your home renovation done is to buy building materials that are sure to last, low maintenance and can enhance the overall design of your house. Save more on your home renovation cost by using SCG products for foundation, ceiling, walls and floors you can afford.