At DIY we understand that a home renovation or refurb is a big job. With so many different projects to think about, it’s very easy to lose sight of the purse strings. So, not intent on only saving you money on your window dressings, we decided to draft up a quick and handy guide to help keep your budget from flying out of control.
Create a Budget and Stick To It (As Best You Can)
Alright, we understand that this is easier said than done. But if you can give yourself a figure and stick to it, it will make it much easier to prioritise labour and materials accordingly. It is never a bad idea to accumulate quotes and calculate costs before the work starts. Additionally, it might be worth setting aside some of your cash pot for unforeseen expenses.
It’s no secret that if you “Do It Yourself” you will save money. While some tasks should be left to the professionals, there are a few things you can do before and after they arrive, such as preparing and cleaning work areas. This will save craftspeople time, thus saving you money.
Other DIY tasks can be easily learned with just a little bit of research - and maybe a YouTube video or two. Indeed, we started DIY Shutters because we know that nothing beats the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that you’ve saved money by measuring and installing your own affordable plantation shutters. And of course, if you’re looking for DIY shutters to install
, you’ve come to the right place. Our handy measuring and fitting guides
really do make DIY easier than ever.
Take Your Time
We get it. You want your renovation to be finished as quickly as possible. Perhaps a milestone – such as Christmas or Easter – is just around the corner and that’s your target date. However, the last thing you want to do is rush into a decision because your deadline is fast approaching, only to find that you aren’t happy with what you’ve spent your hard-earned cash on. While you may not be thrilled to delay your work, in the long term your patience will be rewarded.
Avoid the Latest Trends
While you may be tempted to go with what is currently “in”, this could end up costing you money down the road. How so? Well, if something is trendy now, there is a very good chance that in a few years it may seem outdated, leading you to redecorate once again. That’s why it is financially sensible to stick to classic colours and materials. This applies to those affordable plantation shutters that you’re interested in purchasing, too. By opting for a set of white- or neutral-coloured shutters, you will be dressing your windows in a timeless shade, ensuring they will never go out of style.
Full Height arched shutters
Wait for the Sales
Waiting for sales ties in with our third point – taking your time. Companies will periodically have sales going on, so if they are selling at or near RRP, it’s always worth waiting. Luckily, at DIY shutters our 25% off RRP is ongoing, so you never have to wait around for affordable window shutters.
So, get measuring today and get your in-budget renovation off to a flying start.