Buying fixer-uppers and remodeling outdated rooms are all the rage these days, but there’s no question it’s an expensive endeavor. Sometimes it feels easier to just stick with the space you have, right?
But, while tearing down walls and replacing appliances may put you out a few thousand dollars, it doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of ways to save money if you decide to remodel your home.
From knowing when to shop to searching for coupons, here are easy ways to save while revamping your home:
Like buying a car or shopping for new clothes, you will save money on appliances when you shop during a certain time of the year. In fact, kitchen and bath appliances are usually up to 40% off at Home Depot during the first three months of the year.
Depending on the room you are planning to remodel, do your research and figure out the best time to buy new appliances or fixtures. It may seem silly, but purchasing in March rather than July could save you thousands of dollars!
If you’re looking to find new furniture, decorative items, or really anything in between, start searching the internet for coupons. Plenty of major home improvement stores, such as Home Depot and Lowes, offer coupons that could potentially save you a lot of money. If you know what you’re looking for, start checking for coupons every day to see if you can find any ways to save. You may be surprised at what you find!
Do you ever fall in love with an item from Restoration Hardware or West Elm only to realize you can’t afford it? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Rather than force yourself to pay way more for something than you should, start searching for dupe items instead.
In fact, you can often find much cheaper alternatives to some of the most popular expensive items from these luxury stores. Wayfair is a great place to find alternatives, as is CB2.
Want to save even more money on appliances? Shop Best Buy’s “Open Box” items, which are items that have been – you guessed it! — opened and returned. Despite the fact they’re returned items, they are all guaranteed to work. Oh, and they may be marked down as much as 60% off! Use this to buy refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, or even stovetops.