If you’re the kind of person who is difficult for other people to buy gifts for, you may just be doing something right. If people are probing you for hints on what you’d like for Christmas, just keep it simple: money. You’ve got a home to remodel, after all.
And once you’ve cashed in on the merry spirit of your friends and loved ones, you can finally finish that pesky bathroom remodel you’ve been putting off for too long.
Take a look at these great money-savings tips to help your holiday haul go far.
Hunt for Ho-Ho-Holiday Deals
From a financial perspective, the holidays are an excellent time to buy products and services. As businesses rush to finish the year in the black, they offer great deals to entice customers to buy.
And it’s not just about shoes and jewelry; you can get low prices on kitchen appliances, entertainment units and even air conditioning systems from your local contractor.
Fill Santa’s Sack: Buy in Bulk
If you plan on doing a part of your remodel yourself, or if you even think you might do the entire thing, it’ll help if you buy tile and caulk in bulk. Not that you’ll need a truckload, but if you’re new to this type of work you can expect to ruin a few tiles and run through a couple caulk tubes before you really get the hang of it.
And whether you buy from a national home improvement store chain or a local supplier, you’ll most likely get a lower price-per-piece if you buy more pieces.
Enlist the Elves
Of course, the cheapest option may be to simply hire an excellent local contractor. That way, you can be sure that everything from the bathroom design to the finishing touches is being completed to a professional degree.
Plus, a contractor may be able to get cheaper prices on supplies since they are in the business and know all the players. The only way to find out how much you’ll save is to shoot an email to your local home repair company and ask. Besides, contractors are generally less busy in the winter, so now is the perfect time to get them all to yourself.
If you do go with a local contractor, just sit back, relax and enjoy those wonderful Christmas puzzles you got from those people who just couldn’t take a hint.