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Saving Money While Renovating Your Home

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A Closer Look

When it comes to home renovation, sometimes DIY projects will cost more money than they’ll save. That certainly depends on the project, but when expertise is necessary, trying to “reinvent the wheel” can have large costs.

Invest In Order To Save

A great example would be solar technology. A 5 kWh (kilo-Watt hour) system will cost anywhere from $5k to $15k, depending on where you buy and how you install. Such a system will likely have between 25 and 50 panels. Each panel has a positive and negative lead. You’ll need to sequence them together into a surge-controller.

The surge controller goes to a battery, and the battery goes to a power inverter. You’ll likely want to sequence a number of deep cycle batteries together. Without expert advice in energy storage and panel sequencing, you could lose time, accidentally fry a few panels and ultimately increase the cost of the project.

On the other hand, you could hire experts and spend more, but get the job done right, quickly, and without the hassle. You will be able to devote time to other personal or maintenance-related projects, and get two things done simultaneously.

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Internal Considerations

Internally, you’re going to come against similar situations. For example, you may want to remodel the kitchen or bathrooms. Great idea! But doing these things will require plumbing assistance of a professional variety. Even if you can sort of figure it out, you don’t want to switch the hot and cold water—and you likely will do something of the kind.

Sourcing plumbing experts, like PlumbingFix takes away the hassle. According to the site: “Having to call a plumber can be nerve-wracking for most home owners, but…our certified plumbers…help you every step of the way. From leaky pipes to a broken water heater, PlumbingFix will make…your repairs easy as possible.”

The easier the repairs are, the less stressful they are, and the greater your peace of mind is. This is something worth paying extra for, as it can clear your head to help further maximize your time. You may even have several repair people work on a project simultaneously and have the plumbing guy come before, and the restoration expert after.

Sometimes a repairman can’t get the job done, and you’ll need to find professionals skilled at restoration. Such services are offered by RestorationElite: “From fire and smoke damage to mold removal, Restoration Elite will make the process of servicing your damages as easy as possible.”

Saving Money While Renovating Your Home

Secure Property Value And Peace Of Mind

If you’re adept enough at scheduling, you may be surprised at what can be done in a single day. So the takeaway here is that though there are many projects you can and should do on your own for both preference and savings, there are just as many projects which are better suited for professional vendors who specialize in such areas.

Property upgrade helps secure the investment you’ve put into a given home, but maintenance is an equally important factor in retaining such value. When approaching renovation, get the maintenance out of the way first, unless it is part and parcel to actual renovation; in which case combination is in order.

The key to all of this is forethought. Sit down, make a list of what needs to be done and estimate the cost, then search online and see how close your guess was. From there, you need to find the right people. Not all expenses are monetary, some are temporal, and even mental—so get rid of those costs too!

Michelle
Michelle is a thirty-something wife, mother to three boys and a daughter on the way. A Thrifty Diva Surviving Motherhood is an online editorial about life and styles of a family of 5. You can also find Michelle at TexanFlavor.com , instagram, Twitter and facebook
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