Stretching your renovation dollar: How to cut your renovation costs in half

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If there’s one thing common with Perth homeowners, it’s that many will choose to undergo a home renovation at least once in their lifetime.

Everyone wants to be lucky enough to live in a beautiful modern home or be in the position to renovate their home to make it the home of their dreams. But, let’s face it – renovations in Perth are anything but cheap.

Latest figures from the 2017 Australia Houzz & Home Study showed the average renovation spend for 2016 was $66,900, which is up 4% on the previous year’s figure. And perhaps more surprising is the fact that it isn’t only long-term owners and recent home buyers who are renovating. Soon-to-be home sellers are also forking out big dollars, $45,500 on average, to get their homes up to scratch before selling. These homeowners have even more reason to want to reduce their renovation costs.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stretch your renovation dollar. Continue reading this post as I explain how you can tackle renovations in Perth to reduce costs. I’ll also touch on how you can cut costs through smart product selection. These tips can help you cut your renovation costs in half, so make sure to read through to the end!

How to tackle a renovation to reduce costs

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In my experience, planning things in advance is the best way to tackle a renovation to reduce costs. Proper planning allows you to determine what issues to address and what to leave out of your renovation.

The first step in planning is to set a budget and list items to purchase. While this may seem obvious, you’ll be surprised that many people simply jump into renovations without planning. Don’t make this mistake – always determine what you need and can afford before starting your renovation.

Also, before you hire your tradies, always get at least three quotes from recommended tradesmen and look beyond the bottom line. The right tradies may even be able to offer you helpful suggestions to cut costs even further. You can also consider doing certain parts of the reno to save money. By following these simple tips, you’ll save on your renovation costs.

How to reduce costs through smart product selection

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When you’re out buying renovation products in Perth, you can reduce costs dramatically through smart product selection. Smart product selection basically means knowing where to splurge and where to cut back costs when choosing products for your renovation.

If you’re renovating your kitchen, know you’ll need big-ticket items. However, by simply updating your splashback or benchtop, you can give your kitchen an all-new look without having to undergo a complete renovation. You can also make your kitchen more functional with some smart kitchen appliances.

Try not to tamper with your plumbing or electrical fittings for bathroom renovations. This will save you a lot of money. And, to give your bathroom a fresh look, consider replacing just your vanity with a modern style from our range. You could also add towel rails, new bathroom tapware, and other bathroom accessories to spice things up.

If you need to update your flooring, always choose durable flooring that requires little maintenance. Tiles are the go-to option for flooring, and they come in every design, style and colour you can imagine.

Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, you’ll find everything you need for a cost-effective renovation in Perth. We keep in stock kitchen appliances, benchtops, splashback tiles, bathroom vanities, bathroom accessories and a range of tiles. Our products meet all Australian standards of quality and safety and are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Moreover, our products are available at incredibly competitive prices – far cheaper than Perth retailers.


Renovations in Perth are anything but cheap. However, there are certain things you can do to cut your renovation costs. Planning things carefully, setting a budget and choosing the right tradies can help reduce costs significantly. You can cut renovation costs even further by choosing products smartly.

There’s no smarter way to shop for renovation products in Perth than to head to Ross’s Discount Home Centre. To check out our vast selection of products, visit our online store or drop by our showroom in Guildford today!

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