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Creative Ways To Save Money On A Home Reno That Nobody Told You About

Home renovations can be expensive, and the costs can get out of control easily even if you are trying to stick to a tight budget. Trying to save money during your home renovation does not mean you are lessening the quality of the project or being cheap. It simply means that you are avoiding waste and making informed and thoughtful decisions. Your home should be a place that brings you peace whenever you step into it, and not cause you to worry by reminding you about all the money you spent. Especially when it comes to a home renovation project, focus on ways that enhance your living experience, rather than trying to impress a guest you rarely visit, which many of us are guilty about doing.

Sticking to a budget and waiting for sales such as Black Friday to make big purchases such as electronics are some of the common money-saving tips that everybody knows about. Here are 5 creative and unique ways to save money in your next home renovation project that nobody told you about.

Always Pay Cash

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This tried-and-true idea works wonders when attempting to cut down on renovation expenses. You’ll be able to save a significant amount by offering to pay cash for your materials and contractor fees for a couple of reasons. First, by paying cash instead of using credit, you can avoid the possibility of paying hefty interest charges. Second, sometimes contractors will give their customers a price break when you offer to pay cash for their services.

Know When and When Not to DIY

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Some repairs and renovations are going to be out of your league. However, many folks will have no problem handling some DIY projects on their own. Instead of paying somebody to complete easy to moderate repairs or demolition, you can take the bull by the horns and perform these activities yourself. There are plenty of jobs that you can take on, like pulling the old carpet up, removing cabinetry, and painting. This can help you save precious money that can be invested elsewhere in your project. For a DIY renovation, all you often need is some basic safety equipment, patience, and maybe a friend to help out.

Take Your Time

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Waiting for the money to renovate isn’t always a bad thing, because time is your friend when it comes to planning a renovation! If you have the money, it can be tempting to gut and renovate your home all at once, but it can be overwhelming to make a lot of good and cohesive design decisions when you’re factoring in so many things! If you rush things, you’ll most likely regret some of the choices you make. Prioritize what will be the most intensive project and do it first, otherwise, it may drag on for years.

Be Savvy with Sourcing

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For some items, like electrical appliances and lighting new is your best bet, but there are serious savings to be had on the end of line floor stock and factory seconds. The first step is to get over any prejudice and realize that every cent counts on a reno, especially if you are renovating to sell. Items where you can save big include bathroom tiles, bathtubs, and bathroom vanities. Another great way to save is to buy ‘pre-loved items in good condition. Hit up online stores, warehouse sales, and local garage sales – all great sources of quality pre-loved items like bedside tables. The key is to know the dimensions of your space and to always sight the items before you buy.

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