15 Easy Ways to Save Money on Home Renovations

No matter which home renovation project you have in mind, inevitably the same concern probably comes to mind:  it’s going to be expensive. One Houzz survey found that people are spending more money on renovations, tackling more projects at once, and increasing their credit card usage to pay for it all. What’s a bargain shopper supposed to do about it?

But wait! Home renovations don’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, there are several cost-cutting measures you can take that are guaranteed to save you a ton of money on renovating. And in the end, you’ll still enjoy a beautiful, professional looking room that you’ll love to show off.

Ahead, check out some of the best money-saving advice that will help you pay less for home renovations.

1. Be your own contractor

Construction worker or contractor using a saw

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One of the priciest spends for any remodel project is the labor. Hiring a contractor might be necessary for a whole house renovation, but if you’re only tackling one or two rooms then it may be possible to plan out the work yourself. Hiring subcontractors yourself may take you extra time, but the cost savings will be well worth it.

Obviously doing the projects yourself will save the most money. But even becoming project manager and hiring your own specific subcontractors will help you pay less overall.

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