5 Ways to Save Money on Your Home Remodel

Woman Painting Popcorn Ceiling During Home Remodeling

3. Do Some of the Work

Although it’s best to leave your remodeling project to professionals, sometimes it’s economical to handle simple tasks on your own.

You don’t need, for example, to pay a pro to paint your walls, or to tackle demolition or cleanup work. If you can order the renovation supplies yourself, why pay someone to do it?

Doing some of the work instead of paying other people to do it could save you a small fortune.

4. Hire the Right Remodelers

A good remodeler is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and has a reputation for honesty, integrity and quality work.

A good record with the Better Business Bureau is also a huge plus.

Search for customer reviews before hiring a remodeler, so you have additional information to make a decision.  

Black woman searching the web for affordable furniture for her home renovation

5. Do Your Homework

You have more options than you think, but you cannot discover them unless you do your due diligence.

You don’t have to buy your supplies or furniture from high-end stores; there is always a cheaper option out there. You don’t have to buy the furniture locally; there may be a better value online or in another area.

Take your time to discover your best options.

If you’re considering a new remodeling or renovation project, follow the five tips we’ve discussed in mind.

A lot of planning, preparing and research are needed for a successful and efficient remodel, but in the end, you’ll see that they’re worth it.

Monica Gibson is an architect and freelance writer.


  1. I’d like to improve the look of the house without compromising ANY quality, and I NEED to stick with the budget that I am planning to set. With that considered, totally following your advice to divide the project into small units. That’s not just good for my budget, it’s also good for my mental health with four kids running around! Thanks again.

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