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Cutting Costs

Home renovations can be expensive, but there are ways to cut costs:

• Assess the merit of the project. If you’re planning to sell your home soon, it may be best to focus on repairs and renovations that will generate the most substantial ROI.

• Hire a contractor. Don’t waste money by trying tough jobs yourself.

• Refurbish existing features.

• Choose midgrade materials.

• Avoid peak seasons.

• Do some prep work.

• Buy a display item. Former showroom kitchens and baths often are sourced at a fraction of their recommended retail prices....


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