The new year is almost here, and we’re all making resolutions about how we are going to do things differently in 2020. If you’re ready to save money in 2020, we’ve got some great tips that will help you ensure more affordable home remodeling projects in the new year.
TIP #1: Think ‘Efficiency’, Not ‘Size’: Expanding a room in your home might sound like the only way to increase the functionality and efficiency of the space, but improving upon the space you already have with a more efficient design can be a big money-saver for your remodel.
TIP #2: Avoid Relocating the Plumbing. It can be costly to relocate plumbing fixtures and add piping that can accommodate the fixtures in their new locations. Keep them where they are if you can, and if you have to move them, consider upgrading your pipes so that you can at least save money in the long run.
TIP #3: Go With the Standard. Getting too creative with your remodel can end up costing you a fortune if you opt for products that need custom built or fitted. Use common dimensions for things like new windows and doors so that you won’t have to pay extra for custom work.
TIP #4: Use Wall Coverings – If your walls are in bad shape, consider wall coverings. This is a great way to avoid having your painting contractor spend days filling and sanding damaged or bumpy walls before paint can even be applied.
TIP #5: Pick Up Your Materials – When you purchase materials for renovating space in your home, you can end up paying an arm and a leg on shipping or delivery costs. If you have a pick up truck or trailer, it’s much more cost-efficient to pick up the materials yourself.
TIP #6: Start From Scratch. If you purchase rehab properties to renovate and re-sell, consider the current state of the house. Sometimes, it can be cheaper to demolish the property and start from scratch, rather than trying to renovate each individual space in the house.
TIP #7: Look to J.F. Johnson Lumber Company. We have been offering our customers in Maryland affordable, top-quality remodeling products and design services for years. Our dream team of kitchen designers, our wide variety of reliable and long-lasting materials, and our yard of engineered lumber ensure we can help you achieve a gorgeous yet affordable remodel in 2020.
Contact our experts today to learn more about how we can help you save money on your next remodel.