A home renovation you can afford

Home renovations can be extremely expensive, but the budget-conscious can cut costs in a million ways.

That’s exactly what ajc.com blogger Theresa Giarrusso — better known in the blogosphere as Momania — did when she overhauled several rooms in her home.

The renovations are classy and beautiful; more importantly, they were all within Theresa’s budget.

“No one’s building new homes right now and there are so many people out of work, you can get good prices,” Giarrusso said. “There are more people willing to wheel and deal.”

If you want to see great ideas on how to save when redecorating your home, this is a photo gallery you must check out. You’ll see the changes in the kitchen, dining area and bathrooms.

Theresa, who is at home during the day, said she was able to save money by doing lots of research.

“You can’t be lazy,” she said. “For two months, I’d call three or four people, if not more, to get the best price.”

She also worked as her own contractor since she had the time to invest in the project. Check out her tips here.

After you’ve viewed the gallery, tell me what you think of the renovations. Have you taken on similar projects? What were some of the steps you took to save money?

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5 comments Add your comment

You ain't frum round here R ye?

February 3rd, 2010
9:11 am

Can’t afford renovations? At least pressure wash that green stuff off the side of your house and cut the grass.

in a funk?

February 3rd, 2010
9:41 am

You just posted this same thing last week…..you need new material…

Get It Right

February 3rd, 2010
9:47 am

Plan your work and work the plan. Avoid changes in the middle of the project as much as possible.

mystery poster

February 3rd, 2010
9:51 am

Post your renovations online for everyone to see, write them off on your taxes as a work expense. Great plan!

BongWater Slurpee

February 3rd, 2010
10:48 am

Renovate…no way. Set you waterheater to short out, burn the house to the ground and get new house, furniture and A NEW CAR!!!