As you plan, design, hire, and shop you will be making contact with a number of people. Ask everyone you encounter in any capacity related to your remodel or addition for suggestions or ideas on how to save money on your project. You will probably discover that sales associates are more than willing to help you evaluate the differences between famous designer brands and generic brands of items. People are generally happy to share their money-saving experiences. Contractors, designers, architects and others have learned how to save money or reduce costs through their experiences. They are usually willing to share that information. Don’t forget to ask friends and neighbors how they saved money on their projects. Finally, check the internet for ideas on how to save money, particularly our site at


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