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    Three Easy Ways for Contractors to Save Money on Home and Kitchen Design

    Posted by Mason Gregory on Fri, Aug 17, 2018

    Today's Guest Article Is From Mason Gregory

    When designing a home, it can be very easy to allow the costs to mount up and to get out of hand. Contractor who need to save money can struggle to know where to cut back, so this article will give three top tips for easy ways to cut costs and to get great value for money.

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    1. Opt For An Open Floor Plan

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    If you go for an open floor plan for your home design, you’ll find that you can use a smaller footprint but with greater flexibility. Planning for one large downstairs room that incorporates a kitchen opening into one larger space will allow greater versatility when it comes to how to use that space. One family may choose to use that space for dining and relaxing, while another family might prefer to use part of the area for studying or work, and yet another might want to create a play space for the kids within the larger open plan room. Without the need for any additional dividers, internal walls or doors, you can maximize the floor space while minimizing costs.

    2. Use Salvaged Materials

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    If there are any existing materials in the property which can be salvaged and re-used as part of the new design, this is a great way of saving money. Any leftover lumber, for example, could be incorporated into some new shelving, so take the time to determine whether any scraps are really rubbish before throwing them away. Not only can you use materials which have been salvaged from the old design, you can also use reclaimed materials. Reclaimed materials are not only extremely cost effective when compared to those which have been newly sourced, but they are also environmentally sound. With increasing numbers of people keen to reduce their carbon footprint, using salvaged items as part of any home or kitchen design project increases sustainability and brings the project in line with 21st century goals and trends.

    3. Shop Around For Value

    In areas where you can’t find reclaimed items, or where it would be more cost effective to buy new, it’s always important to shop around to find the best possible value for money. The kitchen is one area of home design where you can end up over-spending dramatically, and therefore taking the time to look into the most affordable yet high quality products on the market today is essential. You can do this quickly and easily by visiting a site like https://kitchenfaucets.reviews/. Here, you can find not only the best products to fit into your budget, but those which also meet your individual needs. You will also find genuine expert opinions to give you a good idea of what to expect from each product. Taking the time to read the relevant information about what to look for when shopping for kitchen fixtures and fittings will enable you to make an informed purchasing decision, while the handy pros and cons will allow you to see at a glance which products best match your requirements.

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