Thursday, March 17, 2011
Save On Home Remodeling | Family Economics
Home remodeling can be extremely expensive. And it's not something you want to skimp on because quality since it affects your home's value. Finding ways to cut on costs of remodeling is possible.
Several years ago, we installed new ceramic tile in our kitchen. We didn’t have experience with installing tile; however, we had a friend who did. We purchased our tile at a close-out store and got it at a fraction of the cost compared to a large home remodeling retailer.
Another project we completed was adding new baseboards. We did hire someone for this project since we didn’t have the necessary tools to even begin this project. Plus, using a miter saw wasn't something we had time to tackle. For this project, we were able to save on our supplies by purchasing through another home discount store that is open to the public, but mostly known by contractors.
Online resale outlets are another great place to consider when looking for discounted supplies. There are several locations in the U.S. and Canada and they sell used and surplus building materials at a great discount.
Do you have other tips to save even more on home remodeling? I would love to hear your suggestions since I want to save as much as possible!