Renovations on a Budget in NZ: Tips and Tricks

Renovations on a Budget in NZ: Tips and Tricks

Home interior renovations can be complex, stressful, and worst of all, expensive! However, whether you’re renovating because you want to make your home more comfortable or because you’re planning to sell, it is definitely possible to do renovations on a budget in NZ. Discover our top money-saving tips below.

Focus on specific rooms

It isn’t always necessary to completely re-do your whole house to spruce things up. Instead, focus on a few key rooms, or renovate one room at a time. Kitchens and bathrooms are great places to start. These rooms are the ones that will add the most value to your home should you decide to sell. Small changes can also make a huge difference in these rooms. Replacing cabinets or adding splashbacks or mirrors can be enough to transform the space.

Use your contractor’s know-how and contacts

Make the most of your contractor’s industry knowledge and contacts. There are many decisions to make during a renovation, and the process can be confusing, which is where HomePro’s interior remodel specialists can help you every step of the way. For example, if you need help choosing tiles, taps, vanities, etc., we’ll take you to the relevant shops and share our product knowledge and tips on things to look for and be aware of when making your choices. We’re here to help you make informed decisions that suit your needs and budget.

Set individual budgets for each room 

Once you’ve determined what you can spend, designate funds for various parts of the renovation, such as the bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, and exterior. Coming up with individual budgets for each space helps you keep a handle on finances and stops you from blowing your budget. When you create a budget for your project, it’s a good idea to allow for unexpected expenses. Reserving 10% of your budget for flexibility is a safe bet. At HomePro, our detailed estimates are broken down specifically into labour costs, materials, fixtures, and fittings, so you can easily fine-tune them to suit your budget. Our transparency with pricing allows you greater control to manage the costs and eliminate any surprises.

Recycle materials

Not everything in your renovated space needs to be brand new. Recycling is becoming a common practice in our world. Plastic, wood, and many other materials are being recycled to help serve us better in another form. Recycled materials are cheap, durable, and readily available. This makes them the most suitable choice for a tight-budget renovation. If you are replacing appliances or furniture that are still in decent condition, sell them instead of throwing them out.

Choose HomePro for all your renovation needs

Your renovation project is specific to your home, which means every project is different in scope and size, as are the decisions to be made. HomePro can help customise your project to your needs. Once we have met and planned the project and an estimate is accepted, we will help you every step of the way. We’ll help with choosing flooring, paint, storage solutions, etc. We’ll meet you at your chosen shop, or even pick you up on the way, and provide all the assistance you need to make an informed decision. Get in touch with us today to start your home renovation.

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