A painting renovation project can quickly lead to astronomical expenses.
If you do not monitor the accumulating costs, you can quickly find yourself exceeding the budget initially planned.
In some cases, it is almost inevitable to spend a lot of money due to the work’s nature and extent.
On the other hand, it is possible to limit the expenditure to avoid reaching excessively exaggerated expenses.
It is sometimes difficult to clearly define what you want when considering renovations.
However, clarifying your ideas is crucial to complete the project timely and within budget.
Take the time to clearly define the work, the plan, the schedule, the areas concerned, the materials to be used, the dimensions and measures required, etc.
The more organized you are, the easier it will be to achieve your goals.
Before you jump into spending, take the time to shop around. Whether its materials, tools, paint supplies, or even the contractor, do thorough research and compare prices.
The renovation industry is so competitive. If you give it enough time, you will surely find more affordable prices.
Above all, if you want to save money, don’t shop during peak season.
Wait until the sales period, watch the flyers, and consider the quieter seasons because you are more likely to find attractive prices.
If you’re looking to save money in the short term, why not reduce work scope?
You will surely find some things less essential to accomplishing your project (a double-tap, mosaic, etc.).
In this case, revise your goals downwards and put them off until later.
For example, if you decide to renovate your bathroom, you could take it in stages, starting with the things that really need to be replaced.
It is a good compromise that will allow you to carry out your renovations while saving a few pennies without compromising quality.
You can always add these items later when you have more savings.
If you have some renovation knowledge, time, and a lot of patience, why not give some of the things a try.
You could manage the site, hire subcontractors, order the equipment, and even do some work such as laying ceramic or prepare the site and surface for painting.
Up to 20% of the cost of the work could be saved in this way.
Be careful not to overestimate your abilities. Certain work must be done by professionals (installing certain insulation, electricity, repainting large projects, etc.).
For the projects that you cannot handle, it’s always wise to hire a qualified contractor.
With a qualified contractor and skilled workers, you are guaranteed a job well done and peace of mind.
While it may cost more, it’s mostly about long-term savings.
Many disappointed homeowners have turned to cheap contractors to save a few pennies.
They end up paying more to repair the damage and fund legal proceedings that rarely result in compensation. Don’t make the same mistakes.
Besides, if you meet several entrepreneurs, you will be able to compare the different bids’ prices against the services offered.
Generally, professional painting contractors save you time, produce high-quality results, are insured and come with a wealth of skills and experience, and just the right tools for the job.
So if you don’t have painting experience and the right tools, you should consider hiring a pro.
If you haven’t identified a painter for your interior painting project yet, Aspen Painting would love the opportunity to be your favorite painter.
We offer professional residential painting services in Horsham, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell.