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Like most homeowners, when it comes time to remodel your home, you’re probably doing so on a tight budget. Luckily, home remodeling doesn’t have to break the bank as long as you make financially sound home improvement choices.  Here are five money saving tips for your next home remodel: 
DIY demo The first step of any home remodeling venture is demolition and depending on the job, it doesn’t necessarily take a pro. Before you go knocking down walls or ripping up floors, it’s important to know the location of any electrical wiring and plumbing in the demolition zone as well as the location of load-bearing walls. Doing the demo yourself will save you labor costs. 
Think efficiency, not square footage If you think your kitchen could use some extra square footage, exhaust all other storage and arrangement options before construction begins. In other words, by changing out your old kitchen cabinets to more space efficient cabinets with retractable shelving, you’ll make up for some of the extra room you thought you needed. 
Avoid plumbing relocation Kitchens and bathrooms are the most commonly remodeled rooms in any house. Not only do they look the most outdated as time goes on, they also give homeowners the biggest return on their ROI. But… try not to move the plumbing around while remodeling these spaces. Renovations that involve adding and altering plumbing are some of the most costly remodeling jobs to undertake.  So gut the kitchen, just put the new kitchen sink where the old one was. Likewise, instead of adding his and her bathroom sinks opposite one another, put them side-by-side on the original wall. 
Custom vs. stock Custom sized cabinets, specialty doors and one-off lighting fixtures will hurt your remodeling budget. When planning your renovations keep stock sizes in mind. A stock set of cabinets from any cabinet supplier won’t be nearly as expensive as custom-made cabinetry. The same goes with doors, lighting, countertops and flooring. It will still look great. 
Look for discounts Contractor supply and home improvement stores have sales all the time and if you’re patient, you’ll reap the benefits of overstock sales, end of the year markdowns and seasonal discounts.  So, for DIY remodeling or hired contractors willing to shop for discounts, why not keep a lookout for sales? Additionally, almost every home improvement store has deeply discounted, lightly damaged supplies like doors, cabinets, and even appliances, so shop with imperfection in mind you’ll definitely save. 
About the Author: Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including personal health, roofing contractors, and home improvement.


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