Save money on home renovations you cannot do yourself by
hiring a handyman to do them instead of a contractor. Some handymen have a
lot of skills, and are very good at what they do. If you can find a good
one, it will be more thrift friendly to hire them to do your work as opposed to
someone who advertises as a contractor.
Be sure to check out their references, their work, and make
sure they are licenses and bonded. These handymen keep busy, and you usually
find them because they have done work for your neighbors.
some more frugal tips to save money on home
- If possible, live in a house
for at least a year before deciding on a home renovation. It can take time
to figure out what works best for your lifestyle or to come up with good ideas.
- Choose your renovations
carefully. Home renovation is expensive, and you can't have everything.
- If you are planning on selling
your home in the future, kitchen and bath renovations will raise the price of
your home the most.
- Taking down walls to make open
concept floor plans is popular with families at the present time.
- Never pay a contractor or
handyman in full until the work is done.
- Always make sure your
contractor has experience in the work you want done.
- Ask for references, and check
- Set a budget, and put in a
"contingency" for the unexpected. Few projects stay on budget.
- Don't make your renovation too
"taste specific" or it may be hard to sell your home someday.