Perth’s Best Renovation Cost Saving Secrets

July 31st, 2018

When renovation fever hits, making lists and tallying up budgets is often the last thing on your mind. What you really want to do is jump in your car and jack it to your nearest Kmart, but in reality, tallying up budgets is your best friend when it comes to reno. You don’t want to be caught unawares when the costs start creeping up.

Whether you’re renovating just a couple of rooms or you’re going for the whole hog and giving your entire home a little lift, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you cut costs and save money when it comes to renovating in Perth. Here are just a few of our favourites:

 

1. Ross’s Discount Home Centre:

Ross’s Discount Home Centre is one of the go-to places for Perthies looking to furnish their homes for less. They specialise in salvaged equipment – stuff that didn’t sell on the showroom floor, was unused in a planned project, or salvaged from an existing building. Lots of it is new, and all of it is at a discount.

Ross’s is massive, and has everything from doors and windows to tiles and appliances, so they’re well worth a look if you’re hoping to grab a bargain. They even offer free delivery to the Perth Metro area.

 

2. Auctions

Another great way to find amazing bargains is by attending auctions. With enough patience and a good eye, you could end up with some seriously good deals. There are plenty of auctions happening around Perth and online, so have a google, pick your favourite and grab yourself a deal.

 

3. Floor Models

If you’re hoping to land a bargain on a new piece of equipment, you could try asking in your local appliance store what their policy is for selling floor models. If a new range is about to be released and a current floor model is going to be replaced, you could find that you’re offered a decent discount for a new item, simply because it’s been out on display. Not every store offers a discount for floor models, but it’s well worth asking the question!

 

4. Factory Seconds

Websites such as https://homeclearance.com.au/ are perfect for people looking to buy big-name brands on a budget. Their stock is made up of factory seconds, returned items, unboxed items, and items that have been discontinued or dinged up slightly. You could get up to 60% off for items such as fridges and freezers, washers and dryers, and even televisions – and many of them have not so much as a scratch!

 

5. Some DIY

Saving money during a renovation can be as easy as doing a bit of DIY. Sure, you might not be able to re-plumb your entire bathroom (and we wouldn’t recommend that you try!), but there are plenty of things that you can do to give your purse strings a rest. Smaller jobs such as painting and assembling flat-pack furniture can easily be done quickly and cheaply with the help of some willing friends. Similarly, it is nearly always cheaper to invest a small amount of money to repair something that has broken than to replace it entirely.

 

6. DIY Tapware and Shower Head Installs

If your bathroom is a main point of focus for your renovation, there’s no need to go all out on the cost – and there’s no need to blow your budget on contracted work. If all you’re looking to do is spruce up how your bathroom looks, DIY install shower heads and tapware are the way forward. At EzyFix, all of our tapware is guaranteed to fit to your existing plumbing, and we offer a full 5-year warranty on our items, even if you’ve fitted them yourself.

And there you have it – our top six tips for renovations on the cheap. We wish you all the best of luck with your renos – and we’re always on hand to chat about any questions you might have when it comes to your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry fittings. Simply contact us today to get started.