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Ways to Afford your Dream Remodel

Are you one of the many people who have been dreaming of remodeling their home but feel as if it’s never in sight due to financial concerns? Do you feel as if your dream remodel is too far out of reach? There are a few ways that you can work towards affording that remodeling project that you’ve always wanted. Although it may take a lot of hard work and determination, you will realize that it is all worth it someday when you are finally enjoying the beauty of your newly remodeled home. Here are a few points to keep in mind.

Pay Yourself First

 

Home improvements bolster resale value. That means that remodeling expenses aren’t lost costs. Since the most popular remodels can recoup 50 to 70 percent of project costs, you shouldn’t forget to factor in the equity.

Remove the Middle Man

 

You’re already going to be paying your contractor for labor. Do you want to pay for their ridiculous market up on the materials as well? You can cut these costs by finding good deals on materials and supplies that you can pick up on your own. All it takes is some research to point you in the direction you need.

Important Dates

 

You should try to hit all of the Black Friday sales when they arrive. Eat earlier on the holidays so that you can go enjoy the sales. This when you can get the most value for your money. Time your project to align with the seasonal markdowns and your remodeling project will be much cheaper than you expected.

Sustainability

 

You can save money by going green when you are trying to remodel your home. Just having a single room remodel may provide you with unique alternatives that you can use to save money and help to save the environment in the same measure. Using a green alternative has been proven to be more affordable more often than not.

Get Active

 

Don’t make the mistake of paying a contractor to perform the tasks that you can handle on your own. Even without some formal training, there are tasks that you can perform when you are remodeling your home. You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to get the results that you want. Doing some research online can provide you with some insight into different DIY elements of the remodeling process.

If you follow up with these suggestions, you will eventually be able to afford that dream remodel that you have always wanted for your home. Take the time to save money where you can and then find some of the best professionals available to handle the work, but don’t forget to pitch in on your own in order to get the results that you want. At the end of your project, you will feel accomplished knowing how much you have contributed to your remodeling of your home.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.

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