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3 ways to save money on a home improvement project

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:01:18 PM

Whether you are planning on completely renovating an entire room in your house or altering a key structural feature, financing plays an integral role in your decisions. You have to determine what materials you are going to use, labor costs and the time it will take to complete the project. By accurately gauging your finances and getting an estimate for the job you can stay on budget.

Here are three tips to save on home improvement financing:

1. Create a budget. It's easy for some homeowners to quickly lose focus on the task at hand during a renovation project, which can lead to added expenses. Keep your focus narrowed by creating a realistic and tight budget and sticking with the plan.

2. Shop around. Plenty of home improvement stores offer sales on building materials and different fixtures. Consider shopping for the materials you will need for the remodel to cut down on any chance that the contractor will select more expensive items.

3. Use repurposed materials. If you have a desire to go green with your home improvement project, you may want to implement the use of repurposed or recycled materials. For example, glass tiles are quickly gaining in popularity in kitchens and bathrooms because of the material's durability and color options. Recycled glass can often be purchased at a discount rate.  ADNFCR-16001052-ID-800877878-ADNFCR