Oh Life!
November 5, 2016
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Remodeling the kitchen or the bathroom doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are a few things that you can do that will change the look of each room and bring out a bit of your personality without breaking the bank. Get free quotes today from contractors who are ready and willing to help you with your overall design so that you know what to put the most money into and what to leave alone until there’s more money in the budget.

Talk to the contractor about doing both rooms at the same time instead of coming back to do a different room. Sometimes, contractors have materials left over from other jobs that they can use in your home, saving you money and giving you a beautiful look in the process. An example would be the flooring. You might not think that you could afford anything but a simple tile, but if the contractor has better flooring in surplus, then you might be able to snag a deal.

Keep the retro design of the kitchen and bathroom, such as a stainless steel sink, and only replace the surfaces. This will save a good bit of money as sinks and items of the same nature can be a little more expensive than getting only cabinets for the room. If the bathroom has a pedestal sink, consider keeping it in place while installing a small cabinet underneath the sink to give an update while adding to the storage in the room.

There might be some things that you can do yourself when you’re tackling a remodeling project, but some of the bigger jobs should be left to a contractor. At times, the contractor might cut you a deal if you can do a good bit of the smaller details on your own. One of the things that the contractor could do is the flooring and drywall, leaving you with the painting and decorating in the way that you want the room to look. Painting can cost a lot of money as it can sometimes stake a few days depending on how many coats of paint you use and the kind of paint as some take longer to dry than others.

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