Understanding that there is a markup on every product sold, makes it easy to understand that buying direct from the manufacturer of remodeling materials will usually result in paying the lowest possible price. Each time another business ships in and resells the item, there is a price markup to cover the cost of shipping and handling the product. It will require more time and research, but buying direct is a good way to save money. While shopping local stores to find the materials or fixtures you want for your remodeling project or house addition, you should make notes of the brand, manufacturer, and model number of the item. Then call or visit the website of the manufacturer and compare the store price with the manufacturer’s price for buying direct.

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