If you’re about to start a remodel and worried about staying on budget. Here are some tips on how to keep your remodel on budget.
How to keep your remodel on budget
Now more than ever we are spending more time in our homes. You’re probably looking around your home and finding that it’s time for a fresh start. Before you start tearing down walls and pulling up floorboards you probably started with a budget goal in mind. These are some tips on how to best stay on track with your goals during a remodel.
Creating the Budget
To start off when you are creating your budget create a 20% or more buffer to help with unexpected expenses. Remodeling almost always comes with unexpected expenses. Since you’re building from an existing frame, you’ll probably come up with some structural issues that may get in the way of your original design plan. Such as electrical wiring, foundation issues, plumbing, and more. In this case you will have luckily budgeted an emergency cushion to make sure your remodel continues.
Hire a Pro
Why is hiring a professional so important to stay on budget? Although saving money with DIY remodeling tutorials may seem tempting here is why you will actually save money by hiring a professional.
Working with someone who works with remodeling homes every day will know how to prioritize your project with the budget and design goals in mind. A professional knows which affordable materials to us to achieve the look you desire. Design pros work with exclusive vendors to get discounts on durable materials that will look great in your home. Another benefit of having a professional managing your remodel every day is they know how to handle every issue that comes up with a remodel.