Redecorating the Front Room? Get the Best Price with these Tips

redecorating the living room bare brick room with sofa and accessories

If you are redecorating the front room of your home, there are many items you have to consider. Paint, new furnishings, drapery, and even small decor to fill the space. So how do you decorate to your liking, and create a space you are going to love, without overspending on these items?

How to get the Best Price When Redecorating the Front Room of Your Home.

Buy second hand 

You can find furnishings, drapery, and other small decorating pieces on consignment or with second-hand vendors online. In fact, there are websites dedicated to previous owners trading belongings (so you pay nothing, and simply trade items you no longer want) allowing you to recreate a room, without spending anything.

furniture shopping shop display of homewares and a sofa

DIY 

Paint, fix a few broken items around the home and do small jobs you would otherwise pay someone else to do. Rather than hire a contractor, do small jobs on your own. It is far more rewarding, and it is a much lower out of pocket expense when you are redecorating areas of your home.

Go through catalogues

With online catalogue sites, you can buy nearly anything through financing; further, many sites offer interest-free financing for short periods of time. So you can pay off items over a spread out time period, and even avoid interest, so you only pay the retail price, and don’t have to come up with the full amount up front.

Get quotes

Some people think taking on large decorating projects will save them money. Sometimes this is not the case. Before starting your project you should always ask a few tradesmen to see how much it would cost to decorate your front room. You might be surprised how much they would charge. If you have to take a day or two off work then is it worth it? You have to weigh up the pros and cons of hiring a tradesman. If you decide you will hire a tradesman then I would recommend getting multiple quotes and have a look at a price comparison site like Price your Job before you make your decision.

You can redecorate and make an entirely new space for a reasonable price. These are a few ways to keep costs down when you are redecorating the front room of the home.

*Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post*
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