Are you looking for a house for rent in Penang? Renting a house is so much cheaper than buying a house. It is also a more affordable choice for young working adults who have just started working. You can still renovate the house to your liking although the house does not belong to you. The first thing that comes to your mind when it comes to renovation is how costly it would be as hiring an architect or an interior designer is expensive. However, not all house renovation is expensive. This article will guide you through tips to renovate your house with a budget that does not break your bank account.

  1. Divide and conquer

Plan ahead on how you wish to renovate your house. There are many websites on the Internet that you can visit to get some ideas on what design you prefer. Get yourself exposed to different kind of designs out there. From there you can decide on the paint color, lighting, curtains, electronics and etcetera. Narrow down the designs you like and discuss with your interior designer if you engage in one. If you decided on hiring an architect or interior designer, share your ideas with your them on the style you prefer for you living rooms, kitchen, bedrooms and toilets. Your interior designer will access the requirements and renovate according to your preferences.

If you are not engaging any interior designers, make sure you look for reliable contractors. Always compare 3 quotes before you decide on which contractor to engage with to make sure you get the best price.

  1. Set a budget

It is essential to have a budget for your home renovation to prevent yourself from overspending on unnecessary things. You can always choose to use a budget planner to help you keep track of your available budget for your home renovation. Look at your current finances and set a budget accordingly.

  1. Do your research in advance

There are many options available in the market. Do your research on the items that you plan to buy and compare prices before you make any purchases. You will be surprised to be able to find the exact same lamp you saw at a high end store from a local supermarket at half the price. You can also go for online shopping as well.

  1. Type of paints

Choosing the right paint, the right color makes a huge difference. Using the right paint can instantaneously revive and brighten your initially dull looking unit. Hence, you can choose a color that will brighten up your unit or a color that adds a touch of liveliness for your unit. Nobody wants to come back to a place where it further brings down the already-tired-from-work mood. For those on a tight budget, go for a black and white color scheme. The combination will give your home a sophisticated look and at the same time, you can save on buying paints of different colors.

  1. Mirrors

Mirror is said to be the fastest way to make a space looks bigger and brighter than it actually is. It is true that they are good in reflecting sunlight in a room. However, it does not work the same when mirrors are placed in dim spaces such as the bathrooms as there are no direct sunlight for reflection purpose. Instead, you could use some framed mirrors to make your space appear brighter and more spacious. Not only they make your house appears larger, they can also reflect light coming into the room if placed across from light sources.

  1. Storage

When you renovate your house, you are also trying to declutter the space to maximize storage for your house. You can fully utilize your kitchen to monimize the storage problem. For a low budget, you can DIY kitchen storages by using recycled materials. If you already have a kitchen cabinet, then make full use of it. Repaint it instead of throwing it away.

  1. Choosing materials

Remember, quality over quantity. As you will be spending majority of your time in the kitchen, make sure you choose the right materials for your kitchen. Opt for solid wood cabinet faces as they last longer. Good quality does not necessarily come with a hefty price tag. You will be amazed to find out that some high end appliances with hefty price tag do not perform better than those that are cheaper in price. Always read the reviews before you buy any appliances. Visit a few appliance shops to compare the prices before you buy them as these appliances do not come cheap. You can also choose to buy online, if the prices are cheaper than buying from physical store. Just make sure that it is a reliable website.

In conclusion, you should always plan your budget ahead and stick through your budget to prevent getting yourself into debts. Get yourself a budget planner to prevent yourself from overspending on your renovation limit. You can also check out many websites such as Pinterest to get some ideas on what suit your home.

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  1. good tips kak lia! So far boleh deco sikit2 je sebab rumah sewa :P