Times are tough right now, but don’t let that keep you from having your dream home! Even though our economy is still rocky, kitchen and bathroom renovations have gone up 17 percent in the past two years, so don’t let the talking heads scare you out of what you want!
At the same time, you do want to be financially responsible, so here are a few ways to save during home renovations:
– Be flexible in your design: Many stores carry discontinued, overstocked or special-ordered items they can’t get rid of, which means big savings for you. If you find a store that’s going out of business you can save up to 50 percent on big items, but that means limiting your color and style options.
-Buy bulk items online: You can save tons of money by buying items like light bulbs, nails and tiles online, but beware: watch out for surprise shipping costs and don’t be surprised when the item arrives at your doorstep looking different than it did on the website.
– Shop out of county to save on tax: If you’re redoing your kitchen and buying all new appliances, a drive downstate may be in your best interest. Buy in counties with lower taxes and save hundreds of dollars.
– Do some of the work yourself: Get your hands dirty and your elbows greased, because saving money on labor is one of the best ways to save during renovation. One caveat though: if you don’t know what you’re doing, just call an expert because hiring someone to fix your overzealous mistake may cost you more in the long run.
-Look for price-match guarantees: Competition is stiff these days, and many big box and mom-and-pop shops are willing to price match whatever it is you’re looking to buy. It’s easier to do with appliances that have model numbers than it is with something like cabinets, though, because each store calls their cherry wood by a different name.
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