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Remodeling a Home on a Budget

Remodeling a homeSan Antonio remodeling can be a lot of fun, but there are certain pains that can be associated with it if not planned out correctly. The first thing you want to do before looking at designs or finding a contractor is to plan a budget. A budget will dictate what sort of remodeling you want to do. If you have a few hundred dollars to spend and don’t want to do the work yourself, you will be very limited in what you can due depending upon the size of your home. If you are set at that sort of budget, I would suggest not remodeling at all or perhaps going with a bare bones remodel which would include just replacing light fixtures, door knobs and maybe ceiling fans. These are the items that stick out and the items that really date the home. On the other hand, if you have many other items that date the home, then I would suggest not remodeling at all. For instance, if you live in a home that was built in the 1950’s and hasn’t been updated since then, I would forgo any sort of remodel until you can remodel a home room and not just the lights.
Remodeling a home can be a ton of fun. After you have set a budget and figured out a design that you want, it would be a good idea to get a few bids from contractors. When gathering bids from contractors, it’s a good idea to get at least three bids from contractors. This helps you in a few ways, but particularly by giving you competition between the contractors to ensure that you are getting the best price for the budget. If you are meeting with a few contractors, you might also be able to blend the ideas from each of the contractors giving you a concept that best suits you and your budget.

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