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Whether you rent or own, there are always things you can do to make your home a more comfortable, beautiful place. The only problem here is that making big changes, and even some small changes, can often cost you a lot of money. Luckily, if you know the right way to go about it, you can make some very attractive home improvement projects without breaking the bank. To show you how, here are three ways you can get quality home improvement materials without spending a fortune.
Time Your Purchases Right
People tend to spend more on all purchases when they’re making them in a rush. Knowing this, one of the best things you can do to save money on home improvement materials is to focus on the timing of your purchases. According to Daniel DiClerico, a contributor to Consumer Reports, planning ahead for your project and being in the know regarding when certain materials will go on sale can help you save a lot of money. When you have time to spare in order to acquire your materials, you can wait for the best prices and do price comparisons without any pressure. So if you know you’re wanting to start a project, begin looking for materials well in advance.
Try To Get A Package Deal
For small projects, this next tip may not be as relevant. But if you’re planning to take on a big project that requires quite a few materials, one way you can try to save on costs is to acquire all of these materials as part of a package deal. According to Cathy Garrard, a contributor to This Old House, getting all your materials from one place could make you appear to the salespeople as someone who’s ready to spend some real money at their shop, which can make them bend over backwards to get your business. This could pay off by bringing you some great discounts on the prices as well as on things like delivery costs.
Seek Out A Contractor Discount
Even if you’re not a contractor, The Fun Times Guide shares that you can often get a contractor discount from basic home improvement stores. Generally, anyone who’s making a large purchase of materials at any one time can often qualify for this types of discount, which could be as much as 15 to 50 percent savings on certain types of materials. So before you choose which stores to buy your products from, see which ones are willing to offer a contractor discount for your bulk orders.
If you’re looking to do some home improvement projects but don’t want to have to pay a fortune, use the tips mentioned above to help you find the best quality of materials without paying a steep price.