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Tips To Renovate Your House With Budget

5/11/2018 10:58:00 pm


With so many new property launch in Singapore, it can be quite tempting to buy a new property. However, properties in Singapore are expensive and unaffordable. If you are tired with your current home, fret not, as there are things that you could still do to make your home looks as new - renovation. The first thing that comes to your mind when it comes to renovation is how costly it would be as hiring an architect or an interior designer is expensive. However, not all house renovation is expensive. This article will guide you through tips to renovate your house with a budget that doesnot break your bank account.

  1. Divide and conquer
Plan ahead on how you wish to renovate your house. There are many websites on the Internet that you can visit to get some ideas on what design you prefer. Get yourself exposed to different kind of designs out there. From there you can decide on the paint color, lighting, curtains, electronics and etcetera. Narrow down the designs you like and discuss with your interior designer if you engage in one. If you decided on hiring an architect or interior designer, share your ideas with your them on the style you prefer for you living rooms, kitchen, bedrooms and toilets. Your interior designer will access the requirements and renovate according to your preferences.

If you are not engaging any interior designers, make sure you look for reliable contractors. Always compare 3 quotes before you decide on which contractor to engage with to make sure you get the best price.

  1. Set a budget
It is essential to have a budget for your home renovation to prevent yourself from overspending on unnecessary things. You can always choose to use a budget planner to help you keep track of your available budget for your home renovation. Look at your current finances and set a budget accordingly.

  1. Do your research in advance
There are many options available in the market. Do your research on the items that you plan to buy and compare prices before you make any purchases. You will be surprised to be able to find the exact same lamp you saw at a high end store from a local supermarket at half the price. You can also go for online shopping as well.

  1. Type of paints
Choosing the right paint, the right color makes a huge difference. Using the right paint can instantaneously revive and brighten your initially dull looking unit. Hence, you can choose a color that will brighten up your unit or a color that adds a touch of liveliness for your unit. Nobody wants to come back to a place where it further brings down the already-tired-from-work mood. For those on a tight budget, go for a black and white color scheme. The combination will give your home a sophisticated look and at the same time, you can save on buying paints of different colors.

  1. Mirrors
Mirror is said to be the fastest way to make a space looks bigger and brighter than it actually is. Whether or not it is a myth, it is true that they are good in reflecting sunlight in a room. However, it does not work the same when mirrors are placed in dim spaces such as the bathrooms as there are no direct sunlight for reflection purpose. Instead, you could use some framed mirrors to make your space appear brighter and more spacious. Not only they make your house appears larger, they can also reflect light coming into the room if placed across from light sources.

  1. Storage
When you renovate your house, you are also trying to declutter the space to maximize storage for your house. You can fully utilize your kitchen to monimize the storage problem. For a low budget, you can DIY kitchen storages by using recycled materials. If you already have a kitchen cabinet, then make full use of it. Repaint it instead of throwing it away.

  1. Natural sunlight
Ditch the drapes around your house, such as curtains. Expose your windows as you want to allow natural sunlight to create a sense of depth in a small space. Natural sunlight plays an important role in creating a sense of openness in your house, making the space looks bigger than it is. If privacy is your concern, you could choose  shutters or cloth blinds.

  1. Bathroom
Bathroom is an essential part of every home. Make sure the shower head, towel racks and toilet paper holders are still in working condition. Is the heater still working? If not, service it. Are the light bulbs still working? If not, change a new light bulb. Service them all while the problems are still minor. Do not wait until it becomes a major problem and end up being a damage where you cannot repair and the only way is to replace with a new one. That will then cost you a whole lot more than just servicing and maintaining. Try fixing anything that is fixable so you do not need to spend extra in buying new replacements.

  1. Flooring
The floor plays an important role in the theme of the house. Choice of flooring used will reflect the light inside the house. Therefore, it is important to choose the right choice of color for the floor. Dark colored floor will definitely require more lights installed in the house and light colored floor will naturally require lesser lights to be installed in the house. The texture of the floor should be taken into consideration as well because our feet are in constant contact with the floor. However, if you are on a tight budget in house renovation, you might want to forego a new flooring installation.

In conclusion, you should always plan your budget ahead and stick through your budget to prevent getting yourself into debts. Get yourself a budget planner to prevent yourself from overspending on your renovation limit. You can also check out many websites such as Pinterest to get some ideas on what suit your home.

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2 comments

  1. Bab tambah cermin tu sangat setuju nampak lebih besar ruang. Cuma kalau malam tu takut pun ada kalau cermin merata. 😀

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  2. Betul sangat..
    Nak deko rumah kena tengok budget..
    Tips yang berguna ni untuk yang baru nak ada rumah ..

    ReplyDelete

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