It Is Important To Plan your Renovations to Save Money!July 12, 2021, 03:16 PM
Materials | Windows
Sadly, for most people, 2019 Summer vacations are over. Although the weather is still beautiful and will likely stay that way for a few more weeks, Fall is fast coming. Now is a great time to start your home improvments.
Let’s be honest, renovations usually mean big and often unforeseen expenses! That being said, if you plan well and make a budget, you can save money without having to sacrifice quality. Read on to find out how to revamp and improve your esteemed home without breaking the bank.
Make a list of your priorities and time limits
The first step toward getting reasonably priced and well-done renovations is to prepare a list of your priorities; what renovations do you want to do and how important is each project to you. We must not forget that it is important to remain realistic in terms of time and budget. Even though you have $ 55,000 to invest in your basement’s renovation, if you only have 2 weeks to complete the work, it may not be achievable. Start by making an inventory of the changes you want to make in your home, determine how much time you have to achieve them, and how important they are according to your priorities and preferences.
Determinate your budget and the budget you have for your renovations
We usually don’t have an unrestrained budget to do renovations. Most people complete them over a period of quite a few years to absorb the costs. It is imperative to know the amount of money you have to carry out your renovation projects. Once this amount is known, you can detail each item on your list to determine what is possible to complete. To do so, evaluate the costs by getting quotes or by shopping for your materials.
For instance, you want to replace your windows and your front door and renovate your bathroom and your patio. You have a $ 20,000 budget. Replacing the windows of a bungalow will cost you approximately $ 10,000, installation included (depending on the number of windows and options you choose). For your front door, options are unlimited, but it is realistic to expect to spend around $ 2,000. Now that your budget for your windows and door is taken care of you know that you have $ 8000 left to spend. If you are a manual person, you will probably be able to refresh the look of your bathroom as well as your patio! But don’t forget that it is imperative to respect your budget, otherwise, you could be in for some nasty surprises...
Think about alternative solutions
There are many ways to save money on construction projects. To show you how, let’s take a look at another example. Your windows and doors are outdated and they are not energy efficient. Now is the time to change them, otherwise, you could experience air and water infiltration that could damage your propert or increasing your electricity bill. You want to buyquality products but you don’t have a huge budget. Instead of opting to shop at big box stores, you can do business with a window and door specialist that will sell you energy-efficient products. With the amount of options available on windows and doors, your bill could wind up being pretty expensive. A good representative however will guide you through all of these options, considering the amount of money you can or want to invest, and provide a solution that is right for you. For example, you could buy double glazed PVC or Hybrid windows. Looking for an entry door? There are many beautiful, contemporary steel door models are available that will allow you to have a high-quality product at a good price.
Look for promotions and financial incentives
If you want to save money without sacrificing the quality of your renovations, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date on the latest promotions. Also, there are several government rebate programs that provide financial assistance for renovations in Ontario. Some municipalities also have their own programs. Do some researche and you might be surprised!
In conclusion, an important thing to keep in mind when doing renovations is to determine which projects are your top priorities and the time frame that you have to carry them out. Also, take some time to budget and establish how much money you have to make improvements to your home. Think about less expensive but quality alternatives and last but not least, do some research to find out if there are any promotions or government programs that could allow you to save money.
Try to have fun while doing your renovations, take the time to do them right and most importantly, don’t forget that our dealers are there to assist you when changing your windows and doors! Don’t hesitate to contact one of our dealers for a free quote!