Who doesn’t want to save money, right? Especially when it comes to redecorating or remodeling your home, the bills can add up fast. Here are some easy tips to remember that can help you save money on your next DIY project…
- Recycle. Cut costs by using recycled or lightly-used fixtures and building materials on your DIY projects. Unfortunately, most contractors refuse to work with salvaged or homeowner-supplied materials so they don’t have to assume liability should something go wrong. However, if you’re doing your own work, this is a valid way to save some cash that could be used on other home improvement projects.
- Do your own demolition. Knocking down your own walls isn’t only cathartic – it can also save you money! But when it comes to interiors, proceed with caution: be sure you’re not tearing down a load-bearing wall or a wall with live wiring.
- Refurbish. Yes, use those hand-me-down’s, garage sale items or go to a second hand store and purchase your furniture. Some pieces of furniture just need a fresh coat of paint, new knobs, or some re-upholstering to look brand new and fit into your lovely home. This can save money as well as give you a unique item for your home.
- Cut out the delivery man. Want an easy way to save a little cash? Slash your materials-delivery fees and pick up the goods yourself. Borrow a pickup truck from a friend or rent a trailer and you could save almost $750 if you waive 10 deliveries.
- Leave the plumbing alone. Moving your kitchen or bathroom sink or your toilet can cost you up to $1,000! Homeowners, skip this step by keeping these objects in their original places if possible.
Hopefully these tips will help you save money on your DIY projects you have on your plate this year! What tips do you have for saving money on DIY projects?