Before you undertake a massive project such as redecorating your home, you should be aware of all of the options available to you and how much they will cost. First and foremost, you should set a budget. This will set the overall tone for your redecorating undertaking, and let you know what is feasible and what simply is not. When assessing how many rooms to redecorate, ask yourself: can I do this many rooms and still stay in my budget? When assessing what materials to use, ask yourself: are there other materials out there that are available that will better suit my budget? Bottom line: set and stick to your budget!
You might be wondering, how does one actually stick to the budget without going over it?
Answer: carefully price out all materials prior to ordering and starting any project.
For example, if you wish to redecorate your living room, make a list that specifies each task you wish to accomplish. A simple list may include: purchase new rug, curtains, couch, and renovate fireplace.
- First, see if there is any way to sell the current items you wish to replace. This will open up even more room in your budget.
- Second, see if any items you wish to buy can be done at a consignment or resale store. Being new to you doesn’t have to automatically equate to brand new. You may be surprised at how high of quality items you can find at an affordable price. The items may be so gently used that you would never be able to tell there was a previous owner.
- Third, price out the materials for your fireplace. What type of material will you use? Can you install it yourself or will you need to hire out labor? You can save yourself a great deal of money by choosing to use faux wall paneling for a fireplace renovation vs. using authentic stone or brick.
- Faux wall paneling is affordable. It costs a fraction of the price of authentic materials because it is made from a synthetic material called polyurethane. Despite it being synthetic, it is incredibly high quality and looks very authentic.
- Faux wall paneling is durable. It is impervious to moisture, therefore it is resistant to mold, mildew, and rot. Faux Direct offers fire rated panels to be used specifically around a fireplace. The panels will not crack or chip, unlike their authentic counterparts.
- Faux wall paneling is DIY. No labor costs!
There you have it, a simple way to create a budget and how to stick to it. In the end, your bank account will thank you and you will be able to relax and enjoy your newly redecorated home.