One of the best ways to save on materials for your remodel or addition is to buy closeout items (sometimes called discontinued models). These are perfectly good, brand new items, but they are in a style or color the manufacturer is discontinuing. There are many lovely items that simply do not sell well enough for the manufacturer to continue to make. Closeout items are usually sold at discounts ranging from 50% to 80% off the original retail price. If you are not someone who simply must have the latest style, this is a wonderful way to find an outstanding bargain. The word of caution with closeouts is that they may not be returnable if you change your mind about the design.

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