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Tips from a Home Renovation Company: 5 Budget-Savvy Ways to Improve Your Home

With more people working and learning from home these days, it’s no wonder that homeowners are ready to improve their space with some home renovation projects. But transforming your home’s interior or exterior can come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, there are several budget-friendly ways to update your space, like hiring an experienced home renovation company, selecting suitable projects and materials, and upgrading appearances.

1. Hire an Experienced Home Renovation Company

While it seems counterintuitive to hire someone else to complete your home renovation projects, it’s a cost-effective way to make sure your project stays on budget. With an experienced general contractor for your upgrades, like Twin Brook Construction, we can help determine your needs and style and stick to your budget.

With a home renovation company, you won’t have to worry about whether you have the right skills to complete a job. The contractor will get the job done right the first time, so you avoid making a mistake that may end up costing much more to have a professional repair. You also won’t need to worry about purchasing expensive tools and equipment to complete the projects. A reliable general contractor works with you and your budget to complete your home upgrades.

2. Be Selective in Your Home Renovation Projects

Unless you have limitless funds, you probably won’t be able to complete all of your home upgrades at one time. You may need to spread it out over several months or years. A budget-friendly way to get started on your home upgrades is to select which projects you do. In your kitchen or bathroom, consider what’s in worse shape — your cabinets or your counters? Is your flooring or walls in more need of some TLC?

But choosing one project to upgrade doesn’t mean you have to ignore the other. Instead, if you choose one aspect of a room to upgrade, like installing new doors in your home, you can improve another aspect of your room, like purchasing new window treatments. Then, the next time you work on home improvements, you can upgrade to new windows. Being selective as to which project you complete now can help save you money.

3. Find Budget-Friendly Materials for Home Remodeling

Like being selective about which project you complete first, being particular about your materials can help improve your space without breaking the bank. For example, if you’re adding a backsplash to a portion of your kitchen walls or adding a new counter, check with local stone and tile companies to see if they have seconds or remnants of materials for a discounted price.

Another great source of home improvement items, appliances, and supplies is Habitat ReStores. These stores accept donations and sell materials for home remodels at a bargained price. Plus, proceeds help fund new shelters in your community, so it’s a win-win situation for all. You can also check flea markets, thrift stores, yard sales, and auctions for low-cost items that are in acceptable condition for your home upgrades.

4. Handle Waste Disposal Yourself

If you’re doing some major home upgrades, including tearing down walls or replacing appliances, handling the disposal of these items can be costly. A budget-friendly way to save on disposal fees is to rent a dumpster. This option allows you to throw all of your project waste into one place that can be removed when you’re finished. Contact your local waste management company for rates and information.

5. Improve the Appearance of Your Home’s Interior and Exterior

Don’t discredit the impact of a good coat of paint, stain, or upgraded hardware on your home’s interior or exterior. These inexpensive ways can transform any room into an elegant, functional space with minimal monetary investment.

Transform Your Space with New Paint, Stain, or Wallpaper

Painting your kitchen cabinet doors is an excellent way to complete a home renovation project without spending a lot of money. Paint them black for a modern kitchen design. For wood surfaces Inside and outside your home, think about a fresh coat of stain.

Wallpaper is also making a design come-back, and with peel-and-stick options readily available, it’s easier than ever. Consider using it on the backs of shelves for an upgraded and trendy look. There are even peel-and-stick options for floors, so you can improve the appearance of your flooring without even removing the old material.

Swap Out Hardware

You won’t believe the difference a simple swap in hardware can make in a room. Whether you purchase new hardware or paint your existing ones, this budget-savvy way to upgrade your space can be the finishing touch your room needs. Choose new pulls for your drawers, knobs for cabinet doors, outlet plates, and light switch plates for an easy room upgrade

Ready to Hire a Budget-Savvy General Contractor?

At Twin Brook Construction, we know that staying on budget is vital to your home remodel. As the leading home renovation company in southwest and south-central Pennsylvania, we can help transform your ordinary spaces into functional, elegant rooms you love. Browse some of the past home improvement work in our online gallery to see the fine craftsmanship and pride we take in our work.

Start by scheduling a consultation with our team to begin a home renovation with a general contractor who keeps your best interests and budget in mind. Contact Twin Brook Construction today to discuss the plans for your home and bring your dreams to life!