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Choosing Suppliers for Your Renovation That Won’t Cost You Extra

Check out our seven essential tips to help you find the best local suppliers, & ensuring your renovation doesn't incur unnecessary costs.

Embarking on a home renovation project? Fear not, as we’ve got you covered with seven essential tips to help you find the best local suppliers, ensuring your renovation doesn’t incur unnecessary costs. From cement tiles to welding gas, this guide is your starting point.

1. Clarify Your Renovation Goals

Firstly, pinpoint why you’re undertaking this renovation. Is it to boost energy efficiency, increase your home’s resale value, or perhaps to achieve a more functional layout? Understanding your primary objectives will streamline the decision-making process, allowing you to navigate the myriad of supplier options with ease.

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2. Craft a Realistic Budget

Budgeting is crucial and varies depending on your location and project scope. It’s wise to consult a local contractor to verify your budget’s practicality. Remember to set aside a contingency fund—about 20% to 30% of your total budget—to cover unexpected expenses.

3. Identify Your Splurge Items

Determining where you’re willing to spend more will help balance your budget. Invest in high-use materials or items central to your renovation’s success, saving on less critical aspects that can be easily upgraded later.

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4. Decide What to Reuse

Assessing which materials and items can be reused will shape your shopping list and determine the number of suppliers you’ll need. However, be cautious with items like plumbing fixtures, which may not be worth reusing unless they’re relatively new and high-quality. 

Tiles often don’t survive removal, so they might not be cost-effective to reuse. Countertops and light fixtures are more reusable, provided they fit with your new layout and meet current standards.

5. Select Your Materials

Consider using locally produced materials that carry historical significance or unique appeal. Choosing local materials can add character to your renovation and support regional businesses at the same time.

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6. Shop Like a Contractor

Adopting a contractor’s mindset when selecting suppliers can offer several advantages. Trustworthy recommendations from your building team can lead you to reliable suppliers. 

Try shopping locally, it not only supports the community but also reduces shipping costs and environmental impact. Additionally, being able to accurately estimate your material needs and delivery times will prevent potentially costly project delays.

7. Plan for Showroom Visits

Large retailers can be overwhelming. Once you’ve refined your style, find specialised local showrooms. Book appointments to ensure access to design experts and allow plenty of time to explore your options without feeling rushed. Also, consider whether second-hand or reclaimed materials could meet your needs, offering both environmental benefits and unique charm.

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Contact Nouvelle About Your Renovation

Finding the right suppliers for your renovation requires a blend of clear goals, careful budgeting, and strategic shopping. By focusing on what truly matters, seeking professional input, and supporting local businesses, you can achieve a renovation that enhances your home without unnecessary expenditure. 

Remember, the key to a successful renovation lies in preparation, flexibility, and a bit of savvy shopping. 

As professionals, we know what we are doing regarding renovations. We know how to maximise the use of your space, design to reflect your lifestyle and renovate to budget and agreed time frames. 

Our state-of-the-art Business Management System, unique to Nouvelle, allows us to operate with a level of scheduling expertise that sets us apart from other providers. It takes the headache out of your renovation, so you enjoy your new space without the stress.

If you enjoyed our post, let us know your thoughts on our Facebook Kitchen Renovation and Design Ideas group!

If you have questions about your renovation or remodel and want to know how to make a statement in your home, contact us at Nouvelle.

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