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Design on a Dime

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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Realistic Retail Therapy: Did You Know About The Baccarat Outlet Store?

By Jon Anderson / April 24, 2015 / 3 Comments

Outlets get a mostly deserved bad rap from the discerning shopper. Originally intended to sell end-of-season and overstock merchandise at reasonable price, today’s outlet malls are stuffed with big names and slim bargains from cheaply-made collections sewn in Romania instead of Italy. These are lines never seen in the brand’s high-street boutiques. As oversaturated as […]

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