Monday, November 8, 2010

Get a High-Quality Remodel for Less

From CNN Money.

"Ask any homeowner who has done an improvement on the cheap: You get what you pay for. Second-rate materials don't last and contractors who make low-ball bids rarely deliver fine craftsmanship.

Fortunately, there are a few effective ways to get good quality for less. One is simply to renovate during an economic slump like this one: Contractors who are eager for work tend to be more willing to cut deals. Here are five other time-tested strategies."

1. Think off-season

2. Look for a mom-and-pop contractor

3. Combine small jobs

4. Get a tax deduction

5. Put in some sweat equity


See original article link above for details on each.

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