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Simplify and Enjoy

Aug 13, 2019

Today we’re talking about how to get an HGTV worthy home on a budget!

Home Renovations on a Budget

Last episode we got into the house hunt; finding one of the gems at a great price.

Louis Guillama shared how you can snag a fantastic deal by going up with a fixer-upper with solid bones.

Now we’re getting into the nitty-gritty – turning that house into a home you love.

We love those designs we see on HGTV and Pinterest, but we don’t want to blow thousands of dollars on a renovation.

So how do you get a beautiful home on a budget?

Actually, that’s what my husband Rob and I are tackling with our place. We bought a ranch home with a full basement a few years ago.

We’ve tackled a few projects here and there, but the room that has gotten the most attention by far is the basement.

It’s a great sized space around 900 sqft, but when we first bought it, it was well, a basement.

Now after a few projects, we’re using it as a dual office space for when we work at home and it’s been fantastic.

And so far we’ve been able to do these renovations debt-free.

So today, Rob and I will share our take on the basement renovation as well as tips on how we saved money with it.

I’ll also include tips from home renovator and author Kathi Fleck.

In this episode we’ll get into:

  • Coming up with your renovation design and wishlist
  • Creating a budget and saving up for your project
  • Finding a fantastic contractor who will work with you and keep the project on budget

Hope you enjoy!

Resources to Keep Your Home Renovation on Budget

Here are some handy resources for your home renovation projects!

Thank You to Our Sponsor Coastal!

Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union!

If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and you’re at the stage where you’re planning and saving up for your home project, you really want to check out Coastal.  

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Music Credit

Like the music in this episode? Music is by Lee Rosevere and Music for Makers.