The number one way to decrease the cost of your remodeling project is product choices. Look around to determine whether you can achieve a similar look with a less expensive product.
In addition, pay attention to how labor intensive some design features may be, for example laying ceramic tile on kitchen counter-tops and the back-splash.
Compare products and their prices carefully before you make final decisions. And keep an open mind when you discuss product and design ideas with our design team.
Make decisions based on value and quality, not just price. Think about staging the work being done to minimize the initial financial impact. It is often easier to create a more manageable budget by starting small and adding to the project at a later date. This will break the work into several jobs instead of one large project. The down side of staging a remodel is that you may end up paying more in the long run.
Be creative. There are often multiple solutions to accomplish a design objective, some more expensive than others. Discuss various options with your contractor.
If all the room really needs is a facelift, make the most of changes with paint, as opposed to structural changes. Changing the color of a room can revitalize it. This is the easiest way to bring life to a room on a budget.
Heavy or textured wallpaper can work wonders as well. You can save money by wallpapering a slightly damaged wall rather than replacing it. If the wall has grass cloth wallpaper on it, consider whitewashing it for a totally new look. Several layers of whitewash (in various shades of white) produce a clean, sophisticated look in any room.
Faux finish painting or other textured decorative painting techniques also can hide minor damage or irregularities that flat paint won't.
Attempt to keep windows in their existing places during a remodeling project. Moving windows is not a cost–saving endeavor.
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