6 Tips to Keep Your Budget on Track for remodeling and decorating

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty

6 Tips to Keep Your Budget on Track for remodeling and decorating

Remodeling and decorating doesn't have to break the bank. Here are 6 tips to keep your budget on track: 

1. Brake for garage sales. One person's junk can be a do-it-yourselfer's treasure. Never pass a garage sale or antiques store without stopping, especially when you're on vacation or passing through a neighborhood other than your own. Keep an eye on neighbors' curbside trash piles for great castoffs.

2. Look for local outlet stores or wholesalers. They can be sources for buying plumbing supplies, kitchen goods, tile or stone, and other specialty items at huge discounts

3. Utilize the Internet. Auction sites can help you comparison-shop for the best price on used furniture and other goodies, as well as bid on the items of your dreams. Some sites also offer free design advice and Q&A forums that allow you to post a question about a decorating or remodeling dilemma and read others' responses.

4. Scout out unwanted items. Snag overstocked or misordered items for a fraction of retail. Ask builders what they do with leftover materials, such as windows and flooring. Many local Habitat for Humanity chapters have ReStore retail locations, which sell supplies, materials, fixtures, appliances, and more.

5. Seek cheaper alternatives. If your heart is set on granite countertops, opt for tiles instead of a slab. If you plan on painting your new molding, choose urethane over stainable wood. Rather than costly hardwood wainscoting or paneling, search for wallpaper that mimics the look of wood.

6. Don't be afraid to bargain. Appliances with scratches or dents can be had at huge savings. Discontinued items, such as fabric, are often marked down dramatically, as are display models of sinks, faucets, and cabinetry. Offer to purchase them, and you might get a discount. Make sure to ask about the return policy before you buy.

 

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Mount Dora, FL32757
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Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
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This is great information to share.

Have an outstanding week and a very productive month.

Oct 16, 2019 08:04 AM #3
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Pat, remodeling can be expensive, but your tips should save some homeowners! 

Oct 16, 2019 08:42 AM #4
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Curtis Van Carter
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Pat

These are great tips for almost every remodel I have been involved ran over budget, some as high as 50%. These will help to keep the over budget down but I warn all my clients to expect any remodel to run more than the estimates. cheers cvc

Oct 17, 2019 08:47 AM #5
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Pat Champion
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Roy, I wish you the same. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend.

Oct 18, 2019 09:50 AM #6
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Joan, yes remodeling can be expensive. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Oct 18, 2019 09:51 AM #7
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Curtis, remodels do tend to run over. You are doing a great job by preparing your customer's ahead of time. Enjoy your weekend.

Oct 18, 2019 09:52 AM #8
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Pat, I think more and more homeowners are contemplating doing a remodel on their own, with so many HGTV shows! 

Oct 27, 2019 07:35 AM #9
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Joan, I agree with you. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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