Know Your Limits
If you don’t know your limits, you may end up wasting a lot of money on your DIY project. So, it’s important that you know your limits. For instance, you may want to leave the plumbing, electrical and structural work to professionals. Make sure you get recommendations before hiring professionals.
Get a Working Pee
The good news is that you can do a lot of jobs with your family and friends. A package of a BBQ and a few drinks can get a lot of things done. Given below is a list of tasks that you can do with a few helping hands.
- Tiling jobs
- Assembling of a flat-pack kitchen
- Polishing floorboards
For basic DIY tasks, you have to have a few tools and some practical knowledge. You can get both from a reputable hardware store. You may sign up for a DIY workshop as well.
Moreover, if some of your friends know the trades, you can talk to them and get their help. You may also “bribe” them to get some fundamental tips and lessons to use the tools. If you don’t have the tools, you can borrow or hire some.
Buy Online or at auctions
If you shop around, you can save a lot on supplies, labor and other materials. You can use your negotiation skills for discontinued sales. Although shopping around will cost you some time, you will get whatever you want.
If you are on a tight budget, you may not give much importance to long-term savings through buying materials or technology that uses less energy. Given below are some energy saving ideas for you.
- Solar panels
- Quality insulation
- Rainwater tanks
- LED lights
With “mood” lighting and new paint, you can make a great impact. These things are also affordable. For instance, repainting or resurfacing bathroom basins, baths and tiles, you can beautify your home without spending a great deal of money.
It’s also a good idea to visit good color consultants and showroom staff. The experts will give you a few ideas as to how you can do your remodel the best way.
While compromising is not easy, you can set your expectations based on your budget. For this, we suggest that you write down your list of things that you absolutely need as well as other nice-to-haves. This will save you a lot of bucks.