As the name implies, a full gut renovation can be an extensive and costly undertaking. But sometimes, extreme measures are necessary in order to salvage what would otherwise be an unlivable space. If you have no choice but to get a full on renovation done, here are some tips on how you could save a little money in the process.
You could save quite a bit of money by recycling and reusing materials when you have to do a full gut renovation. Nails and screws will have to be replaced outright of course, but you would be surprised at how much useable wood you could get simply by taking nails and screws out. Not only will this save you the expense of buying new materials; it will also help save you the money from having to pay someone to get rid of unused materials.
Go bargain hunting
There are plenty of bargains to be had every day if you know where to look. You don’t even have to wait for year-end or special holiday sales. On most days, you could get some pretty good deals on yard and garage sales, and even from your local homebuilder’s emporium. eBay is still a good place to find deals as well, and even Craigslist is worth checking out the next time you have to do a full gut renovation.
Use alternative materials
One of the best ways to save money is by opting for alternative materials and fixtures. Consider repurposing some furniture from your own collection or from a garage sale. There is plenty of mileage to be had from repainted furniture, and you would be surprised at how well they will fit into your new design. A full gut renovation is as much about creativity as it is about expense, so make the most of it!