Thursday, March 6, 2008

Do forgive me,

...I've been slow on the bargains lately. Well, I have a good excuse. We're in the process of gathering quotes for the home we're building. We're saving tons by building it ourselves and not hiring a contractor. Luckily, my husband knows what he's doing. I should start a blog for it ... it's a huge project and I could blog about it everyday. Don't really have time for that, so I won't. ;-)

Anyway, I do have a bargain tip if you're planning on building or redecorating your kitchen. Look up cabinet companies and then when you locate a dealer online, find a location that does not have a showroom. These 'locations' are most likely Mom & Pop type businesses that work out of their homes. This equals HUGE savings...I know this because I'm that type of business myself (wedding biz). Well, I found an awesome cabinet man (I think he should be a super hero) and ended up saving ... drum roll, please ... a WHOPPING $60,000 on the oh-so-fabulous cabinets we're going to purchase. They are gorgeous. We really didn't have to scrimp on the type of cabinets we want since the savings are so great. Now, you may be thinking that this sounds too good to be true, well, it's not. Showrooms (like Home Depot, or custom cabinet stores) tack on unbelievable amounts of fees and charges. They also have the power to triple, quadruple or make up any price they want. Just do some homework before picking a vendor to make sure they have a great reputation. Also, you must like the person you're dealing with. You're going to be spending a lot of time and money on them. :-)

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7 comments:

Melek said...

Im TOTALLY stoked about your cabinets, mainly bc i'm going to redo my kitchen soon and my biggest fear is the cost of the cabinets! So, i REALLY need the name of who you're using so i can save millions of dollars too :) can you send it to me?

i'm just lovin this Pennies in my Pocket blog :)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Melek - I'll email you the info...heading to your blog now.

So glad to hear that you love it here! :)

~melody~

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Good luck on your house! Sounds like a lot of work but nice that you get to save money! :)

Amy said...

You'll have to take some pictures of everything as you progress. I would love to see it, as this is something I have NEVER done! I can't wait to see these cabinets- I am sure they are beautiful!

Happy Friday, my friend!

Karen_thrifty said...

Good luck on the house building.

My parents kind of did the same thing. They paid someone to do some of the shelling in of the house and then they did the drywall, sanding, paint, and a lot of other things themselves. They also hired a local guy to build their cabinets. They saved a lot of money that way!

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Hooked on Houses said...

Whoa! I'm impressed by how much money you saved on the cabinets. That's a great tip for people! I wish you would start a blog about your house-building adventures. I'd be glued to it every day! -Julia :-)

Ayush said...

I have been planning for a Garage Sale to get rid of some stuff at my house.
Dont really require it and has been burden for me.
I have been gathering tips from people around to make the most out of my sale, also have got this tips guide from http://www.garage-sale-riches.com .

I will appreciate if anybody with similar experiences could provide me tips based on their experiences.

Thanks in advance.