Renovation, it is every home owner’s dream and nightmare. There is so much you need to think about as even one mistake will be costly however when everything goes well, the end result will be just absolutely stunning and make you feel downright ecstatic. However it can sometimes be very expensive so how do you keep the costs of renovating low?
Don’t throw things out without having them appraised
It might be tempting to chuck things away but this is not just unwise it can be an awful idea. You never know the actual value of what you own. So you may throw out or send valuable things to a thrift store when instead you could be able to pawn it or auction it for a great price. This is especially true with furniture and old books. If your antique closet is missing a leg, don’t send it to the thrift store try to have it repaired. There are many services which provide timber furniture restoration and you should definitely hire one to see if it can be restored. Once you get a quotation you can have the furniture appraised by a specialist to understand if it is worth restoring the furniture. For some beautiful pieces, you could get up to double or even triple the price of restoration during a sale which leaves you with a lot of profit that can be used to fund your renovation.
Try to re-use what you have
The thing with renovation is that a complete 100% makeover can be ridiculously expensive. You need to try to re-use what you have. Not everything needs to go, sometimes a new coat of paint or a change in fabric can do wonders to a furniture you own. Even with light fixtures, if you have old light fixtures try to see how to make them work in the new design. For example, you can use them in the new kitchen you have planned. A bit of polishing and some paint can make it a statement piece in your kitchen. The same goes to a vanity, if all it need is a little bit of repairs to make it work then do it. Many furniture repairs service from Brisbane Upholstery Pty Ltd will charge you way less for a repair than it would cost you to purchase a brand new vanity. Remember that with items especially furniture the basics are always nearly the same, so if you can play around with the embellishments you could make it look unique and exciting.