Planning a home remodel can be very stressful. It takes copious amounts of planning and hard work to get a room looking the way that you want it to. The fact of the matter is that remodeling and refurbishing a room in your home often takes considerable investment as well. Between the supplies, furnishings, and décor that go into a remodel, a homeowner can often find themselves strapped for cash.
Unfortunately, a lot of these costs are unavoidable. In order to get a quality result, you often have to put in a significant investment. However, in regards to furnishings, you may be able to save a bit of money.
In fact, you may be able to furnish your remodel for much cheaper than you expect. You can always find furniture for cheap, but not always of the highest quality. The trick here is to find furnishings that fit your home, without bankrupting you. There are a few ways to do this.
Make it Yourself
The cheapest way to furnish your home after you’ve remodeled it is to construct your furnishings yourself. This presents a problem for most people; many do not have the necessary skill or training to build their own furnishings.
There are a few pieces you can add to your home on your own. While most people won’t be able to construct their own couch or chair, many people can make their own rug. Braided rugs are treasured for their originality and beauty. They sell for hundreds of dollars, if not more, depending on the size and quality. With an investment in some first-rate wool blankets, you can create your own rug. They do take significant time to complete, but do not require exceptional skill.
Another furnishing that the can be completed fairly easily are curtains. Once you’ve selected the paint and furniture for your room, you can match curtains to the room. Single-color curtains only require purchasing the material and a bit of sewing work to complete.
Check Thrift Shops
Thrift shops and second-hand stores present great options when looking to furnish your home. Most of these stores sell furniture for very affordable prices. The only thing that is a concern here is the quality. Some of the furniture has likely been used heavily, or even damaged. However, a little bit of touch up can make the furniture feel like it’s new. Sanding and staining an old table can do wonders.
Peruse Antique Stores
Observing the options at an antique store is similar to shopping at thrift stores. Typically, you can find furnishings for a great price here. Usually, the furnishings are also in better condition than at a thrift store. However, this will be reflected in the price.
Refurbish Your Existing Furniture
Another great way to furnish your new remodel is to refurbish and alter what is already in your home. Again, these alterations can range from simple DIY projects all the way to professional work. One of the best projects to help compliment your remodel is to sand down your wood furnishings, and either refinish or repaint them. You can also complete some small DIY projects, like putting a glass top on a previously solid wood coffee table.
Even though most home remodels can be very expensive, the expense doesn’t have to carry into all of the furnishings. There are quite a few options that will allow you to revamp your home on a reasonable budget.