There are many reasons to renovate an old house. The reason most often put forward is because of the damage to the building because of the age of the building. Not only that, home renovations are also often done for aesthetic reasons, such as when someone deliberately changes the arrangement of their house because they feel bored. There are also those who want to do renovations just to welcome the big holiday! Well , whatever the reason for doing home renovations, make sure that what you are doing is really needed. You must first consider the good and the bad in terms of expenses and priorities.

Budget -Efficient Used Home Renovations Tips

After you are sure of the decision to renovate your home, you need to find a way to do it sparingly.

Can you do it ! Here are some budget -saving used home renovation tips that you can do.


#1 Design Renovations Design

Make sure this is the first thing you do. Well , to find the right design, you can use the services of a contractor or builder.

Both have advantages and disadvantages of each. If you use the services of a contractor, you no longer need to bother planning and calculating costs.

By using the services of a contractor, it is more secure because contractors generally have a guarantee for a certain period of time.

However, in terms of costs, it will be much more expensive than when you use the services of a handyman. Of course, by using the services of a handyman, the renovation costs will be cheaper.

Why was the renovation design draft done in the first place? This is to determine the amount of costs that you will spend.

#2 Create a Renovations Budget

If you finally decide to use the services of a contractor, then ask them to calculate the Budget Plan.

The contractor will provide detailed descriptions and calculations for your home renovation guide. The goal, so that you can find out the costs needed.

You can also trust the contractor more because of the openness. For the Plan itself, it is required in the management of a Building Permit.

But if it’s more than that, you must have an Permit. If you don’t, you will be fined and the construction of the house will be stopped because the Permit is the main requirement for managing Land and Building Tax.

Here’s a guide to the Plan list for home renovations that you can use.

  • Preparatory work (earth excavation, backfill , land clearing)
  • Foundation work
  • Concrete works
  • Wall mount work
  • Plastering and repair work
  • Floor installation work
  • Ceiling work
  • Frame, door and window work
  • Roof work
  • Bathroom work
  • Water installation work
  • Electrical installation work


Calculate the cost in detail for each job mentioned. Starting from the tools needed, the cement used, and so on. After that, add to the cost of contractor services and unexpected costs.


#3 Find Funding Sources

Have you thought about the source of the cost? Some people will choose to borrow money at the bank as a quick way.

It’s not wrong, but you have to understand how to play it first. Because the bank has its own requirements.

You have to know how the loan mechanism is given by each bank.

Important notes that you must pay attention to are the maximum loan amount, interest rates, flexibility of payment terms, to accompanying insurance.

Also pay attention to the requirements provided such as minimum and maximum age limits, employment status, minimum amount of income.


#4 Use Used Materials

For those who want to renovate a house with a low budget , you can use used materials. The used material itself consists of 2 types, namely:

  • Materials that can be reused ( reused materials ) such as glass, wood, fences, tiles, and door frames.
  • Materials that can be recycled ( recycle materials ) such as bricks and ceramics.


If you do have it and you can still use it, why not use it and save costs, of course.


#5 Home Renovations with Minimalist Concepts

Don’t get me wrong, maybe with the word minimalist concept we think the cost will be minimal. A house with a minimalist concept can be more efficient but it can also be more expensive.

The cost depends on the design of the building you are designing.

If you want to renovate a house with the services of a contractor and use standard materials, then you need to prepare around 3 million rupiah for every square meter.

Of course this price will depend on the location of the construction of the house as well.

Discuss in detail with the contractor taking into account environmental conditions, the needs of the occupants of the house, and the possibility to accept the new design that you will realize.


#6 Use Professional Services 

These tips are for those who are renovating their homes for the first time, it is advisable to use the services of an architect in maximizing the design.

Not only is the design of the house attractive, the funds you spend on renovations are clear from the start.

Professional services will indeed attract more expensive funds at the beginning but they guarantee that any problems that occur up front will be their responsibility.

That way, you don’t have to spend a lot of money in the future.


#7 Partial Renovations of the House

Another economical way of renovation is not to renovate the house all at once, but only to change the shape, design, or appearance of some parts of the house.

Determine which areas need renovation the most.

For example, if your kitchen looks dirty because of a water leak, then fix the gutters and renovate the kitchen.

Or if your room already looks unattractive because the color of the wall paint is fading, then just renovate the room.

Adjust the renovation costs to the urgent needs of your home problems.


#8 Choose Upcoming Renovations Trends

Choose home renovations with upcoming trends for the long term. Although it will be very expensive at first.

But you will surely be able to save in the next few years. You only need to furnish the house or change the interior design from time to time to refresh the atmosphere.

Thus, the durability of the house will be guaranteed and the appearance will remain attractive every year.