Obtaining discounts for materials
When carrying out major renovations, a decision should be made as to who is buying the supplies.
Most suppliers give discounts for major purchases. For example, most big box stores give trade discounts in the range of five to 10 per cent. Speciality stores, such as plumbing, lighting, etc., will often give better discounts.
The process is simple. Determine, in general terms, what you intend to buy and then visit a few stores to see what they are prepared to give as a discount.
That discount can often be used for years after, including during the warranty period.
See what you can find!
By Alex Beraskow