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5 Ways to Save on Renovations

Renovations are a notoriously expensive adventure that many homeowners are not financially able to embark on. However, home renovations don't HAVE to be expensive! By learning a few tricks of the trade, you can do renovations to your home for less and also save money on the projects as you go. Read on as your local Corpus Christi movers share our renovation tips. We can help you find creative ways to stay within your budget and still achieve the results that you are looking for.

Don't just rely on brick & mortar stores. A lot of the time, you can find the items that you are looking for online for less money. While you lose the immediate satisfaction of having the item in your hands immediately upon purchase, you can save significant money if you know the exact item that you are ordering and what to expect. Visit physical stores and peruse items to ensure you like the color, material, and gloss in person before placing a big order online. Also be sure to factor in shipping costs!

Ask for a deal. You will never know if you can get a better deal on something if you don't ask. If you are buying items in bulk, like flooring, cabinets, tiles, etc., you can ask for a volume or bulk discount. Any discount is a little boost to staying on track with your set budget. The worst that can happen is they tell you sorry, but no! You have nothing to lose and potentially a percentage off to gain.

Shopping around local taxes. Sometimes the exact same products can cost significantly less in large quantities when sales tax is considered. Some states have lower tax rates and less sales taxes on the same items based on varying state legislation, so for big scale projects and purchases it is worth looking into to see how taxes can save you money.

DIY. Do it yourself projects are all the rage these days, and home renovations are no exception to this! While some things are better left to a professional, such as electrical work. Flooring and cabinets can be done, but to fix botched jobs ends up costing a lot more in the long run, so you might want to consider hiring a professional. Waterproofing and other jobs that you can do yourself with a trip to the local hardware store and a little guidance. You can do it!

Price matching. Often, stores will match prices advertised by competitors if you show what they are advertising for the same service. The company wants the sale, so they will likely offer you the different price point in order to make the transaction. Some stores like Home Depot go one better--they price match and then take an additional 10 percent! It takes some research to price compare, but you should be doing it anyway to find the best deal. Just document your findings and have the proof ready when you go to buy.