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Friday, April 11, 2014

3 Tips for Saving Money on a Business Renovation Project
Renovation projects can be difficult for homeowners, but renovation takes on a whole new meaning when you're doing work on your business. Along with trying to plan construction work while keeping your business open, you also have to worry about décor schemes and picking out something that will really improve the look and atmosphere of your business. All of these things are important, but the one thing that every business owner is concerned about is the cost.


Any kind of renovation work takes time and money to complete, and large businesses can expect to spend thousands of dollars on the work they have to do. Renovation projects can be costly, but they don't have to mess up your business's finances. If you're about to do work on your business and want to save money, then follow these money-stretching tips.

Always buy wholesale

If you're a business owner, it's safe to assume that you already know how cost effective buying wholesale goods can be. Wholesale items are often high quality, and they usually cost less than traditional retail goods. Wholesale lighting pendants, wholesale sofas for waiting areas, and other wholesale lighting, furniture, and décor can save your business hundreds in renovation costs. 

Prepare for surprise costs

It may seem strange to see a tip on preparing to spend more money in the future in a blog post about saving money, but being financially prepared can help you make this renovation project a lot more cost effective. You could spend days crafting your perfect budget for the project, and it could still be off in the end. Unexpected events can lead to unexpected costs, so when you make your budget, try to set aside an extra 10%-20% of your initial costs for extra expenditures.

Spend when it makes sense

If you're trying to save money on your renovation job, it can be tempting to find the cheapest products and help you can, but sometimes it's worth it to spend a little more. If you spend money on quality products, you'll have a renovation project that will last for years. Never go with the cheapest contractor you can find. Instead of finding someone to do work based on their price, do some research online and see what their past customers have to say about them. It's worth it to spend more on a trusted contractor with good workers because you'll know that you'll be getting the best results. 

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