When it comes to home renovations, one of the most important aspects of a successful project is in the materials and supplies you use. Using cheap home renovation supplies to renovate your home may seem like a good idea at first, but in the long run it can end up costing you much more in repair work.
The key to a successful home renovation is to research and source the best home renovation supplies out there. If you’re getting your home renovation done through a professional company, you probably don’t need to worry about sourcing the supplies, as their professionals generally have access to wholesale products through companies they use often. However, if you’re completing the renovation project yourself, you’ll need to ensure you are sourcing quality supplies for the job at hand.
Tips for sourcing the best, affordable home renovation supplies
Read reviews and recommendations
The best way to find out if the company’s supplies are quality or not is to read reviews and recommendations from their previous customers. You can generally find these by visiting their Facebook page or searching for ‘company name reviews’ online. For example, take a look at the Home and Renovators Warehouse Facebook page reviews.
Is online or local shopping better?
Depending on what area you live in, you might find that shopping online offers better prices than visiting local shops. Some companies have less costs involved with shipping from their main factory as oppose to their local shop, so offer cheaper prices online. Do some shopping around to compare the difference in costs. Graysonline.com is a great place to look and get started – they have a range of building materials available for bidding on online!
Bargain, bargain, bargain!
There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition! Once you’ve shopped around for different prices, write them all down and bring them into your top favourite supply companies. A lot of supply companies are happy to match – or even beat – competitor quotes, so you can approach different companies to see what really is the best price/deal they can give you. Not a pro at bargaining? Take a look at these successful negotiating tips to get started.