If you really want to save money on a remodel or an addition, you need to be willing to invest some time in building relationships that can help you save money on items you need. Local builders, contractors and subcontractors are involved with construction or remodeling projects every day. Some of them salvage slightly used materials or other items. Some homeowners give them slightly-used items so they can be used in other projects. Talking with local builders and contractors can open an avenue of supply for items you need for your project. Some casual conversations with local builders and contractors may open the door to huge savings on items you need. So get out there and start talking!

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