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10 Budget-Friendly Renovation Tips

A seasoned renovator shares valuable insights to make your project easier on the pocket

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Given the rising costs of some building materials like wood and paint, it’s inevitable to spend a huge amount of money when working on home improvement projects. Whether it’s a retiling job or adding cabinets in the bedroom, it involves careful planning and budget allocation. Since we spend our hard-earned cash to prettify a space, it’s important that we avoid construction roadblocks.

If you can afford it, redo everything all at once,” says Diane Cuna, a seasoned renovator. “Move out of the house and hire an architect and contractor.” For many people, though, making small, incremental changes is more feasible, and this is what Diane did. “It’s easy on the pocket. It has also given me time to reflect if what I did was right.”

Doing it little by little could end up being more expensive because of the start-up costs of every project. But if it’s the way you choose to go, here’s how to make it work for you:

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1. Prepare a master plan.

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