Whether you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, renovating your bathroom or performing a complete home makeover, the best time to begin your project is now! Before you start searching for contractors or choosing appliances, you’ll want to set a budget.

Even if you’re working with a limited budget, there are numerous ways you can cut costs without compromising quality. Here are seven money-saving strategies to consider:

1. Design your project to accommodate existing systems. If your plumbing and electrical systems are in good condition, you can avoid the cost of rerouting pipes or wiring by designing your remodeling project to accommodate them. In addition to saving a substantial amount of money, this strategy aligns with a sustainable approach to remodeling.

2. Purchase appliances and fixtures yourself. While it’s common for remodeling contractors to procure products and materials on their clients’ behalf, doing your own shopping will save you the additional cost for your contractor’s time.

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