There are a lot of different reasons why you might have to renovate your house. It might be to create more room in your home for people moving in, or because there was a weather catastrophe. You might be preparing your house for sale and want to increase the amount of money you can get for it. Whatever your reason for renovating your home, it will cost a good chunk of cash. Hiring a professional is an option, but you can do some renovations yourself. Here are some great ways to hack your renovation.

Paint

When it comes to painting your house, make sure to get the right color. Getting the right amount of paint is hard to gauge. Even if you have the precise measurements for your rooms, you will always end up with too much or too little paint. If you only need a little paint but need the exact color, there is a way to get the precise color at any paint or hardware store. When you first get the paint, get the paint brand, color and ask for the code. Wherever you go, you can request a different branded color. If you have those three pieces of information, you can go to most paint mixers and request that they mix those colors. Then buy a little bit of the paint you need.

Amazon Warehouse Deals

Amazon is the place to go for things you need every day. There is a place called Amazon warehouse deals that sell millions of returned items every day. The range of products is diverse and broad. If you need to save money, the materials are one of the places you can save. Sometimes the deals on Amazon Warehouse Deals are returns that people open that were just a different color than they were expecting or tried to fit but didn’t. Don’t discount some of the money-saving deals you can find there.

Freight

A lot of times when you are taking on a project, some materials weigh a lot. The problems with getting heavy materials are the cost of transporting them to your home. A lot of times, the freight will equal or even exceed the value of the materials. If you have a truck or know someone that can, you can usually pick up the materials yourself and save a lot of money in the process.

Form Friendships

If you do enough renovations, you might get to know some industry professionals. Or your family might know someone that is in the field that can help you out. A lot of times, people will sell materials or do labor at a discounted rate for someone they know, as a side job. Don’t hesitate to ask around to see who people recommend and they might find you someone who can help you out.

Use Leftovers

If you are doing more than one room, you are probably going to have some leftover materials. It is tempting to get rid of materials to make more space. However, you should take a look at how you can use some of the leftovers and repurpose them in another room. You can use leftover wood for shelves or other things in a garage to store items. There are a lot of different ways you can reuse materials. The more creative the better!

Starting a renovation can be expensive and time-consuming. If you follow some of these hacks, you can save yourself some hassle.

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