Focus On: How To Save On Home Repairs
Whether you consider yourself a "handy" man or prefer to hire one, we all want to keep costs under control when it comes to home improvement projects. Here are some ideas on how to do just that.
· Get do-it-yourself advice for free - Visit youtube.com and type in "ask the builder." You will find how-to videos on simple procedures like replacing a faucet or light fixture.
· Be accommodating - Ask the contractor if he has a gap in his schedule, then offer to take that slot if he will give you a discount.
· Study, study, study - Before calling anyone for an estimate, check out websites such as moneypit.com or diynetwork.com so you can learn "the lingo" and have an understanding of what it takes to do what you want to do. The more knowledgeable you are (and the more you speak their language), the less likely you are to be overcharged.
· Shop smart - You can save up to 50% when you purchase building materials at a local lumberyard rather than at one of the large, well-known stores.
For any of those home improvement projects that require more than just a hammer and nail, contact GoodDeeds. Whether it's building shelves and cubbies in your mudroom or renovating an entire kitchen, our consultants will manage the process every step of the way. When it comes to home improvement, GoodDeeds is the best tool you'll find in your toolbox!