[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”150″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css_animation=”none”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]You’re in your bedroom, taking a break from work. You walk around the house, stretch a little bit, and then you notice something. It seems a bit dark and lifeless. You can probably do something to jazz it up.
The thought of “makeover” crosses your mind.
Why not? You’re living in your home more because of the pandemic, anyway. It’s probably a good investment.
Hold that thought.
Before you do anything, keep in mind that a renovation costs around Php 15,000 – Php 20,000 per square meter. It’s a serious undertaking with a lot of moving parts and expenses.
But don’t be discouraged. It’s still possible to have a home makeover work within a set budget. Here’s how:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]1. Know your “needs” from your “wants”.
Before you do any actual work, ask yourself: Do I absolutely have to renovate? Maybe something as simple as a general cleaning, rearranging of the furniture, or minor repairs will do.
Consider updating instead of replacing.
In the scenario above, you’re almost ready to blast a hole through your walls to let some natural light in. Why do all that work when you can simply paint the walls white or increase the wattage of your bulbs? Assess your situation thoroughly and save yourself some hard earned money.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2. Figure out your budget and stick to it.
Remember that your budget will have to fit your available funds. Take a long, hard look at the amount of money you currently have. Can you take on this financial responsibility? If yes, great! You can probably pay for it in cash.
If not, you’re going to have to apply for a loan. You can check out our services and how we can be of assistance, should you have to go this route.
Plan ahead. Setting your goals will assure that everything is more or less laid out, especially on the financial side.
Ask yourself: What do I want to achieve with this renovation?
It could be a need for a Work From Home space so you can concentrate more, a change in the layout to accommodate a play area for the baby, or an extra bedroom. Regardless of the reason you have for renovating, make sure to be very specific.
Start with the area of the house you’re most concerned with and identify the work that needs to be done. List them down so you’ll always have something to refer to. After identifying what you’d want to change, expand, or improve, figure out how much it would cost.
Cost involves 2 things: Labor and materials.
Labor-wise, you can get a quote from contractors. More often than not, they give free estimates on how much it will take to renovate. Consulting with a professional gives you a good idea on what you should prioritize with the budget you currently have. 
When it comes to the cost of materials that will be used, a trip to your local hardware store will do. Some salespeople and staff are also knowledgeable about home improvements so asking their opinion can help.
Pro tip: Watch out for sales that big hardware brands hold from time to time to maximize your budget even more.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]3. Cut costs, not corners.
After consulting with a contractor and going to the hardware store, you’ll pretty much know the amount that will be spent.
Cut the cost down further by identifying things you can do yourself. From painting the walls to hanging up frames, and making your own decor, there are plenty of resources on the internet about DIY projects. You just have to be resourceful about the articles you have to read and videos that you will watch.
Other than DIY crafts, you can also reuse and repurpose some of the things lying around your house. Youtube has a lot of instructional videos on how you can turn old, unused furniture into updated pieces that fit your home perfectly.
Not a fan of DIY crafts? You can visit thrift stores that sell vintage furniture. You can also rummage through the options available via online shopping. There are a lot of good deals online.
With a little bit of research, resourcefulness, and patience, you can really make your budget work and stretch for you.
Giving your home a makeover is a huge task. You can even get lost in it by pursuing items not originally in your list, making your expenses even bigger. Hopefully, we were able to share some new knowledge on how you can have your renovations done without burning a hole in your pocket.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]