Planning a home construction or a huge renovation can be tricky, that’s for sure. You have to take every possible factor into the account and you need to properly balance your budget before you even start thinking about starting the main phase of refurb or construction works. That is why it is worth calculating how much of the leftover materials will be reusable and how much of the resources can be used in more than way.
During construction and renovation, a lot of material goes to waste if you don’t find a different purpose for it. If you care about your budget (and you surely do), you must know about a couple of popular solutions that may enable you to utilize as much of the materials you bought as possible.
Using the offcuts
First of all, find out what type of materials you need and consult their quality and usefulness with the construction crew you work with. As an investor, you are in charge and you decide what type of materials will be used in the refurb or the construction process, thus choose the resources that will fit in your budget, but also are multipurpose. If you buy wood for roofing, make sure that wood can be also used for decorative interior or exterior elements. If you order a kitchen worktop made of granite, ask the stonemasons to leave the granite and quartz offcuts ( see more at: www.bespoke-worktops.co.uk/granite-offcuts) for you and ask them if they can (if they are experts – of course they can) create something out of them that will suit the style of your design and your needs. For example, if you have a certain garden design in mind, offcuts can be used as a great pavement material or as the building blocks for stone walls in an English Garden arrangement.
Furthermore, granite offcuts are a superb way to save a lot of money on natural stone décor. Window sills that match your worktop in the kitchen may be a great addition to the overall home design and you can have them for a fraction of the price of a huge granite slab – stonemasons will gladly get rid of the offcuts which are left in their warehouse and can create amazing things out of granite offcuts of different shapes and sizes. Nothing stops you from centering your home décor around small stone elements and details that can be made without burdening your budget. All you have to do is ask the stonemason company you plan to employ to work on your worktop, stairs or other standard stone equipment and prepare them for additional work – most (if not all) experienced stone companies will make sure that even the smallest offcut will find its use in your home. You will not only save a lot of money, but you can also be sure that the design of your house will be one of a kind (you can see examples of offcuts in use here).