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A Home Renovation Company’s Tips

How to Remain in Budget With Renovations Costs

If you are a thrifty homeowner that is looking to shave on costs when performing home renovation projects, then the following tips are just for you.

Increasing on efficiency, and not size

If it is possible to reorganize and equip your kitchen for maximum effect. Chances are you may not need to blow out walls to obtain more square footage. Start by replacing space-hogging shelves with some cabinet-height pullout drawers that contain racks for canned goods and other such kitchen necessities.

  • Cost to expand a kitchen by 200 square feet: $48,000 – $95,000
  • Cost of custom-designed cabinets: $35,000
  • Saved upwards of $60,000

Bringing in natural light without having to add windows

Before you cut a whopping big hole in the side of your house, first consider less invasive and expensive methods to capture light. To brighten up kitchens, bathrooms, or hallways, try installing a “light tube.” It is slipped between the roof rafters and will funnel down sunshine into a living space.

  • Cost to add a double-pane insulated window: $1,500
  • Cost for one light tube: $500
  • Saved upwards of $1,000

Visit your local recycling center

DIY enthusiasts can reap huge savings by using recycled or lightly used fixtures and building materials. However, some contractors will not work with salvaged items or homeowner-supplied materials, as they do not want to assume the liability if something goes wrong.

That being said, if you are doing the work yourself, you can find everything from pre-hung doors to acrylic skylights.

  • Price of 4 x 5-foot insulated window brand new: $600
  • Price at a recycling store: $300
  • Savings: $300

This concludes our blog for today. If you would like to learn about the services and products Josep Home Improvement can offer you in the way of home renovation and you live in or around the Fredericksburg, VA region, please feel free to call us at (540) 322-6537 anytime.

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