7 Money-Saving Home Improvement Tips

7 Money-Saving Home Improvement Tips

leslie
Sep 9, 2008

We're moving soon, and there are several DIY projects we'll need to do in our new abode. Since we're on a very tight budget, we've been looking for money-saving ideas. This Old House's "Cheapskate Hall of Fame" offers 7 tips sent in by readers. The photo above is a clue to our favorite...

Tips sent in by TOH readers include:
• Performing prep work before the contractor performs the actual work
• Purchasing cheaper products at places such as restaurant supply stores and IKEA, and then having them cut to size
• Salvaging items from dumpsters outside houses being demolished (after obtaining permission)
• Buying anagylptic (embossed, paintable) wallpaper and using it as a faux tin ceiling (we love this idea, especially after becoming infatuated with Sibella Court's Silver Ceiling)

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