budget renovation

Stretching your Renovation Pennies, Part 2: Local Bargains and Learning to Haggle

By Jon Anderson / July 24, 2015 / 4 Comments

On Wednesday I wrote about how you can use the internet to find some bargains. Today we’ll go native and shop local. Scrounging for Gold I do enjoy the vignettes on display in retailer showrooms to give me ideas, but for appliances, I’m more interested in the back room. “Open box,” “scratch and dent,” and […]

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Stretching your Renovation Pennies: Sometimes Great Deals Are a Click Away

By Jon Anderson / July 22, 2015 / 2 Comments

  Has slobbering over all the house porn on CandysDirt.com gotten you fired up to redo your bathroom or kitchen? Do you swoon for Gaggenau clutching a Hotpoint purse? I know I sure do, so what’s a boy or girl to do? Read on of course, read on…

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Moving The Goalposts: When Planning a Remodel on a Tight Timeline, Remember Murphy’s Law

By Joanna England / June 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

OK, I admit it. Those of you who thought I was crazy to plan an entire renovation in 7 days were right: I was way too ambitious. We’ve had a few setbacks on the tile-laying front that have now made our timeline nigh impossible. It would take an all-nighter and some miracle fast-drying primer to […]

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