Ask Your Contractor for Leftovers
Ask your contractor if he or she has any leftover materials from previous projects, such as flooring, tile or trim, because you may be able to save money on material costs.
Plan Your Lighting Carefully
Your kitchen remodel will likely include new lighting, so follow these 14 tips for better kitchen lighting. If you’ll need all new lighting, limit your recessed light fixtures because during a remodel, they can cost more to install due to them being more labor intensive.
Go for Look-Alikes
One of the best ways to save money is to go for lookalikes when it comes to materials and fixtures. This doesn’t mean go cheap, but instead look for a less expensive hardwood that looks similar to the priciest version, or go for a faucet in the middle price range if you’re remodeling a powder room. These tips on choosing a faucet can help.