Getting Smart with Your Home Renovation Budget

January 29, 2020

Home Renovation BudgetWhether you are remodeling for a change of lifestyle, due to deterioration or finally have the time to turn the unfinished basement into the party room of your dreams, there are a few smart tactics to master your home renovation budget to finish on time with money in the bank.

Stick to Your Budget

Before you begin to work on your home, identify the dollar amount you are willing to allocate before you start to make design choices. This will help you shop for fixtures and materials before the start of the job, as well as give you a sense of what will work for your budget.

Reuse Materials

If it is a kitchen renovation project, consider reusing the cabinetry and appliances. You can save a lot of money by refacing the doors or paint and adorn them with new hardware. The same is true in the bathroom. Can you reuse the existing tub, sinks, and toilets only spending money on paint, tile, and faucets? Visit your local architectural salvage outlets, consignment shops, or Habitat for Humanity ReStores for gently used materials that can be incorporated into a renovation.

Rent Tools

Once you review your budget and identify what materials can be salvaged, inventory your arsenal of tools. Home renovations require tools that may be beyond the basic screwdriver, drill, and saw. If you need a tool, you think you might only use during a renovation, renting it may be a better option than laying out your hard-earned cash for a circular saw or scaffolding you may never use again.  Some projects require expensive tools and you may need assistance with the correct application.  This will be right to talk to your local rental store.

Talisman Rentals is here to help. Whether you need a ladder, pressure washer, hammer drill or reciprocating saw, we offer a wide range of quality equipment, prices to suit your budget, and quick deliveries to meet your deadlines. If you are planning your next home renovation project, give us a call to find out how we can help.