Renovation on a Budget

Services for Real Estate Pros with Improve My Credit USA

It's often this time of year that many home owners are considering renovations. Breaking the bank during demo is always a fear and good one at that. Below are a few suggestions to save on your 2014 home renovations.




  • Scope out your local recycling center – This one is for all the do-it-yourselfers! You can find everything from scrap wood to light fixtures, from plumbing needs to doors and windows. Refurbishing old material not only adds character to your home, but is also easy on the wallet.


  • Don't fear the sledge hammer – When considering demolition think twice before hiring a contractor. If it's a simple job such as a deck or porch you can save money (and relieve stress) by doing the job yourself. If it's an interior job we recommend hiring a professional due to safety reasons like load bearing walls and live wires.


  • Buckle up – When doing your own projects save on costs by picking up your own materials. With costs of gas and labor, delivery costs can add up quickly so grab a few friends and load up your goods yourself.


  • Wet Paint – We all know it's not the most glamorous job but painting is a simple task that can be done at a fraction of the price. Hiring a professional painter can run you hundreds of dollars per room. Save the money, buy your supplies and take your time! 

  • Pass on the Plumbing – One of the most costly renovations is moving plumbing, ie sinks, toilets and bathtubs. If at all possible design your renovations around their current location. This does not mean you can't change the fixtures, upgrade but keep them in the same place. 


Home improvements can be incredibly overwhelming, time consuming and pricey! Be aware that during home renovations you are likely to run into unexpected costs. Having positive credit will not only alleviate some stress, but it also allows you reassurance in case a back up plan is needed. We always recommend speaking with a credit expert to maximize your credit score before starting the remodeling process.  For a complimentary credit improvement consultation, please contact Improve My Credit USA at 866-802-3470 or get started today by clicking HERE.


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Joe orsak

Chief Marketing Officer

Improve My Credit USA

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Comments (2)

Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area


Great post!!!! I love recycling old materials and items. 

Jan 22, 2014 02:15 AM
Joe Orsak
Improve My Credit USA - Humble, TX
Joe Orsak

Thanks Trisha!  My wife is the Martha Stuart in the house. LOL!  She can make anything out of something old.  I'm handy with a hammer and saw though. :-)   Thanks for the feedback.

Jan 22, 2014 02:29 AM