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Top 3 Cost Saving Renovation Tips

We all want a beautiful house, but our wallet is not always deep enough to dig for funds that can finance a heavy renovation. Fret not, for here are 3 top cost saving tips to help you achieve a gorgeous home without announcing bankruptcy.

 

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Use Paint instead of Wallpaper

If you’re looking for an economical yet effective way of beautifying your home, then wall paint is definitely a great alternative to wallpaper. A typical package (inclusive of paint) for a 4-room flat can be anywhere between $1200 to $1500, although you might be able to negotiate for a better price. Wallpapering, on the other hand, has two separate charges: installation and rolls of wallpaper. For example, the installer may charge you $75 per roll, but you might require up to 20 rolls. Assuming that each roll costs about $50, the total cost works out to be $2500. There is also a wide range of paint colours to choose from and if you DIY, you can even create gorgeous patterns on the walls with the handy use of masking/painter’s tape and your imagination.

 

Don’t Install a Glass Backsplash in the Kitchen

Glass has always been an expensive material so if you don’t relish forking out money to pay for a piece of glass, you can consider cheaper options like wall panels from IKEA, plexiglass or one of those plastic sheets that your mom used to cover the kitchen counter-top. You can always do a replacement whenever they get too dirty or worn out. Or you can religiously clean the wall after every cooking session, which you should rightfully be doing anyways!

 

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Cut Down On The Carpentry

Having built-in furniture can be a costly venture due to all the labour and material that go into it. In this case, you might want to consider investing in pre-loved furniture that you can get at places such as Expats Auctions Singapore, Gumtree or Craiglist and refurbish them. Even Hock Siong & Co is a great source of pre-loved but still gorgeous pieces at affordable prices. If the furniture is in good condition, a refreshing coat of paint or two can give it a brand new look that will last for more years to come. Not to mention that it’s pretty eco-friendly too! Just refrain from buying from questionable sources.

 

These are our top 3 cost saving renovation tips but if you have other ideas to save cost, do share with us on our Facebook fan page!


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