The average family spends 1 hour per day driving with up to 4 people in the home, and 2+ hours a day driving with 5+ people in the home.The average American spends 100 hours per year commuting to work.
The average working American spends 8 hours and 46 minutes per day working and doing work-related activities.
In addition to these facts, 85% of women and 67% of men spend time each day doing household chores such as: doing dishes, laundry, cleaning, yard work, etc.
If those statistics didn’t exhaust you just from reading them, we aren’t sure what would. It’s a wonder the average American has much time to do leisurely activities (once you factor in sleeping, eating, caring for children, etc.) let alone extra things such as remodeling a home.
However, there is a time and a place for a home remodel. Do you find yourself in that stage currently? For you, it may not be your entire house, but perhaps it is a room or two that need to be updated. Regardless, finding the time (and money) to get these things accomplished can be quite a challenge.
Here are some tips on how you can save time and money on a home remodeling project:
- Consulting books, magazines, and websites for DIY projects will absolutely save you money. Going this route definitely requires a bit of your time, however if you don’t pay someone else to do it, you can save a pretty penny. Consider projects such as: painting, landscaping, adding texture (accent walls, backsplashes, etc.).
- Faux Wall Paneling. Faux wall panels from Faux Direct are great to save on time AND money because not only are they DIY, but they are far more affordable than their authentic counterparts. You’ll not only save money by putting them in yourself, but you’ll save money on the materials themselves. They are UV resistant, weatherproof, and resistant to all types of moisture- making them a great application both indoors and out. They can be installed by virtually anyone, and done so in a single afternoon!
- Consignment Shopping.Back in the day it may have been frowned upon to not purchase everything brand-spankin’ new. However, most people understand the value of purchasing second-hand. Consider re-used furniture, hardware, appliances, etc. when doing a remodeling project. Visit places such as the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store before hitting up your local Home Depot. You can even find steals on websites like Craigslist, Offer-Up and E-bay. You can find virtually new items for a far more discounted price. (One thing to consider: warranties will most likely NOT be included!)
By putting these tips into practice, you will absolutely save time AND money in your next home remodeling project!