Not everyone has an unlimited remodeling budget – and not all ways to save money makes the renovation look cheap. Here, then, is our list of tips and tricks to save money during your remodel! Consider quartz – marble and granite may be your standard go-to materials for expensive countertops, but quartz has an almost identical look to these two materials…for a fraction of the price. Bonus: quartz is sustainable and eco-friendly.
- Stainless steel isn’t always the answer – sure, it’s “trendy” to use stainless steel appliances because all of your favorite home improvement shows say as much…but the reality is, if you have small children, stainless steel appliances are ground zero for fingerprints. Not to mention, it’s almost impossible to keep a stainless steel appliance spotless with the small kids in the house. Having a white or black appliance is not the end of the world.
- Custom glass shower doors aren’t necessary – yes, they certainly look nice, but you can get the same effects from a clear shower curtain, which doesn’t even incur a fraction of the cost of the custom glass shower door.
- Call up Habitat for Humanity – according to their estimations, about 85% of your home’s unwanted materials are reusable. For those not in the know, Habitat for Humanity provides simple, affordable housing for those who would otherwise be homeless, and any contribution to their cause (be it monetary or in the form of building materials) is tax-deductible.
- Do your own demolition – this has also been made popular thanks to home improvement shows, and it’s the easiest way to save money. In addition, it has the added side effect of being therapeutic!