How Much Does It Cost?
With the current state of the housing market, now is not the best time to move house. This is leading to a considerably higher amount of people carrying out DIY to their homes. However how much does it actually cost to renovate the average room in a house?
The answer to this question varies as the use of the room has a huge effect on the cost of renovation. Say you want to renovate a kitchen, then that would cost significantly more then a spare bedroom. The cost of renovation also varies due to the amount of renovation needed, a full new kitchen compared to a room only needing a coat of paint.
A tip to take into consideration is that if you know the price of your house and that of others on the street, then renovate accordingly. You don’t want to push the celling price to far. If a house was worth £1million then a £50,000 kitchen wouldn’t look out of place, however if a house is worth £100,000 then a £50,000 kitchen would be inappropriate for that house.
There is a huge cost difference between having contractors to carry out renovation and doing DIY. It can be far cheaper taking the DIY route in the long run but making sure you have the right tool for the job is the key. You need to make sure you have safety equipment including ladders and the knowledge of using the equipment and carrying out the job.
Overall there can be saving made when renovating a room and the cost can vary for the style and size of a property. Make a budget and try to stick to it, but most of all make it realistic.
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