By: Paul Caronna, General Manager of Sequoia Outdoor Supply
As we head into the New Year, we know upgrading your home and tracking your expenses are things everyone aims to keep in mind.
Home renovations, especially to the exterior, can be costly endeavors. They are also projects that will benefit you in the long run and ensure that your home and its surroundings are upgraded, resilient, reliable and exactly what you want. If you’re not careful, remodeling your backyard can get even more pricey than upgrading your entire home. Here are some helpful tips from Outdoor Living Today to help you avoid overspending on exterior renovations.
Plan your project
Prior planning prevents poor performance. This is true for just about anything in life but can raise the effectiveness and success rate of your exterior renovation project. To get a clear visual of what the finished product will be, ask yourself who, what when, where and how. Keeping mistakes to a minimal will lead to savings in the long run.
Secure multiple quotes
Depending on how much of a DIYer you are, there are some remodel projects you will be able to handle yourself. However, for others, you’ll need to lean on assistance from a professional. Do your research, secure multiple estimates and wait until you have a few prices in hand before making any hiring decisions.
Do you own demolition
We don’t recommend the DIY method for tearing down structural components of your home. While hiring a contractor to do the dirty work is ideal, smaller scale exterior demolitions can be simple. Don’t be afraid to take on deck demolition or un-assembling outer structures like gazebos and sheds.
Consider a kit
Did you know you can assemble a pavilion, pergola or gazebo on your own? Save money by using a kit, such as the ones we offer at Sequoia Outdoor Supply. Our pergola and pavilion kits come complete with everything you need to put the structure together and detailed instructions.
When beginning your project, spending a few extra dollars here and there can end up saving you more money in the long run. For example, consider purchasing more expensive, high-quality materials that would save you future renovation costs.
Setting a New Year’s resolution to save on exterior renovations is an attainable goal. Sequoia Outdoor Supply can help you keep and follow through with this resolution. We have the kits, supplies and knowledgeable staff to help you complete your outdoor construction project and make the experience enjoyable.