Extending your house doesn’t have to cost a fortune, as there are many ways you can cut down on your spending. Here are some tips on staying on budget, so you can enjoy your extension without breaking the bank.
Make a budget
The main secret to sticking to your budget is making one in the first place. Do not let costs spiral out of control by writing down everything you will need to spend on and finding average costs for each item. This way you know how much you have available for every product and service and you do not go over it.
If you are able to make any savings, this will help pay for some items that may end up being more expensive.
Avoid Party Wall agreements
A Party Wall contract is a legalised agreement between yourself and your neighbour if the work concerns a shared wall or boundary. They typically cost around £1,000 to get, but if you have a good relationship with your neighbour, you may be able to avoid having to do so.
By keeping them in the loop regarding your plans, you are less likely to face conflicts over your extension plans.
When it comes to refurnishing your extension, you don’t need to buy everything new. You could either re-use old furniture and fittings or buy some second-hand. Lots of people sell old kitchen units that you can spruce up, or you could give drawers or bookcases a new lease of life by repainting them. This will save you lots of money on furniture and furnishings in the long run.
Planning building work on your home can be hard work, but you will find it easier to stick to your budget by recycling old furniture and using experts in house extensions in Telford who know the most cost-effective ways of achieving your goal.