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4 Smart Ways to Stretch Your Home Renovation Further

Renovating a home can increase its value on the open market. It can also help to make it a more functional and comfortable place to live in. However, you may be concerned about the cost of a home remodel. Let's look at some ways that you can save money and get more done in a single project. 

Consider Upcycling to Meet Your Needs

Buying second hand flooring and other surplus materials can help save money without sacrificing quality. You can find surplus goods by going to online auction sites, home improvement stores or by asking friends or family what they have available. By taking or purchasing existing material, you can help to save the environment. This is because there is no need to cut down trees or otherwise use additional natural resources. 

Refurbish Existing Items in the Home

Instead of buying new cabinets, you can sand and stain those already in your kitchen for a fresh look. If you don't like stain, you could opt to paint existing cabinets to avoid paying for new ones. The same concept can be used on kitchen, living room or any other floors in your house. A home can also take on a more modern feel by taking out carpet or putting on a fresh coat of paint both inside and outside of the house. 

Consider Doing the Work Yourself

There are plenty of online and other resources that you can use to learn how to remodel a bathroom or a kitchen. For instance, you could learn how to put up drywall or install a new toilet or shower. Even if you choose to do just a portion of the project yourself, it could free up thousands of dollars that can be used to upgrade more of the property. 

Lighting Goes a Long Way

Adding lighting throughout the house can make rooms seem bigger and more inviting. There are many easy ways to add light such as installing a new window or skylight in the kitchen or master bedroom. LED lights can be ideal because they are relatively inexpensive and will last for a long time. Therefore, you can make your home look great without having to expand your budget. 

It is generally a good idea to spend time creating a plan and budget for a home renovation. This allows you to identify potential problems and create ways to save money before work begins. Ultimately, you can get what you want without a lot of drama or hassle.

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