Tackling small-scale remodeling projects on a budget can be tricky — which is why more homeowners are finding do-it-yourself solutions in order to cut down on costs. Here are a few easy ways you can save big on your DIY home remodel:

1) Size doesn’t matter
Instead of expanding your current space, try some smart reorganization instead. By installing efficient, space-saving upgrades like new cabinets with more storage, or adding a kitchen island with tons of built-in storage solutions, you can save thousands of dollars on a major remodel and make your space feel twice the size.

2) Recycling isn’t just for bottles & cans
Opting for lightly-used materials and fixtures can lead to major savings when it comes to do-it-yourself remodeling projects. In fact, it’s sometimes the only way to work with recycled materials, since many contractors aren’t willing to work with used or salvaged pieces. A great place to start your search for salvaged goods is checking out Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores, which can be found across the country. And if you’re looking for even more ways to save, you can also donate your old fixtures to Habitat for Humanity and receive a tax deduction for your charitable donation!

3) Easy Upgrades
Making small changes, like adding a frame around your bathroom mirror to cover any wear and tear around the edges, is an easy, cost-effective way to refresh the look of an entire room.

4) Snatch someone else’s leftovers
If new tile is exactly what your kitchen or bathroom needs, check local listings on Craigslist, NextDoor, or LetGo to see if anyone nearby is selling their leftover materials. People often end up buying more than they need and aren’t able to return it to the store, so they’ll opt sell it (at quite a discount) online instead.

5) Don’t move the kitchen sink — just replace it!

Changing the physical location of plumbing fixtures like sinks and toilets can get expensive fast. For an updated look that costs considerably less, try swapping out your current faucet for a new one instead! Pioneer faucets are easy to install, come in a wide variety of styles and finishes, and are backed by an outstanding lifetime residential warranty. Check out Pioneer’s stunning collection of faucets and fixtures on Wayfair now >

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