If your bathroom repairs are
limited, using inexpensive materials is a practical way to make your bathroom
functional without reducing its style. These days when cheap goods are not
equated with poor quality, the rooms in your home don’t need to be jammed with
a display that doesn’t help your home. With some economical ideas, you can turn
your old bathroom into a comfortable and fresh-looking place in your home.
A coat of paint is one of the
cheapest items that is perfect for bathroom repair. This can update almost everything
in your room, from old makeup walls to intricate old pine panels. You can also
add a little taste by painting walls with bold or bright colors or by combining
unexpected colors to add drama to a blank wall. Bright colors can be used as
furniture or trim accents if using bold colors for walls is not possible.
Replacing your bathroom hardware
is a good choice if you choose for quick updates or as a finishing touch for
budgeted renovations. You can buy pulls and knobs for drawers and cabinets from
your local home improvement store. Bath hardware and faucets are also available
at lower prices and most are available at department stores and discount
Another cheap idea for repairing
your bathroom is to add light to the room. You can always use a lamp with a
cheap glass lid and still create an elegant and fresh look to your bathroom.
There are lighting fixtures that are designed to have covers that can be
replaced, so you don’t need to buy a full set if you need to change the
lighting effects for your bathroom.
However, if your tastes prefer
things that are better but your budget can’t, you can keep an eye on items in
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The materials package represents
a third to a half of your over all home building budget. You’ll want to choose
your sources wisely.
Question: Where should you buy home building materials?
Home Owner Builders have several
choices when it comes to selecting their home building materials for building a
new home. Years ago, the first thing that came to mind was a local lumber yard
but, these days, many think of a Home Depot or Lowe’s.
While these can be excellent
choices, I’d like to point out few other choices that you should think about
… not INSTEAD of these but along with them. After all, a lot of contractors
and builders use Home Depot and Lowe’s as a major source of materials for their
Where Should You Look for Your Building Materials?
Local lumber yards still exist.
(Compare service and price!)
- Panelizing companies for wood and steel walls
- ICF and SIP manufacturers and distributors
- Kit Home/Packaged Home companies
- Subcontractor’s purchases – a big mark-up? Maybe
How involved do you want to be as
an Owner Builder? How much do you want to save? Can a builder get you a better
HomeBuilding Coach & Materials Seller
Some Home Owner Builders get help
from their Home Building Coach to purchase their own materials package. Thus,
greatly limiting what their contractors purchase for them. This can be a real
savings as they can often avoid some substantial mark-ups. This can take time.
You should make sure that the savings is there before you take on this task.
Finally, if you are a DIY Owner
Builder, I would recommend that you look into the package/kit homes. They can really
streamline your materials purchase job, save time on construction, and even
improve the quality of your home building project.
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