Advantages & Disadvantages of Buying Your Own Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling Materials

Home Remodeling Advice from Build A Bath & Kitchen

Alright, so you’ve decided to give your kitchen or bathroom a makeover – great! If you’ve found yourself trying to figure out whether or not to buy your own materials, give our list of pros and cons a look and decide for yourself as to how you’d rather approach a remodel.

Pros:

Discounts
When you buy your own materials at a hardware store, you can take advantage of in-store promotions, military discounts, gift cards, or the store’s credit card reward points. Here you’ll find cheaper material prices as well and you can compare pricing more easily. 

Pick & Choose Supplies
Buying your own supplies means you can compare pricing and purchase from a variety of different vendors – many of which may offer certain products closeout products for a steal. 

Cons:

Loss of Time
Shopping around for materials takes a while, especially once you factor in transportation. You can hire a contractor in a fraction of the time it takes for a single hardware trip, and it’s possible that you’ll be making several. 

Bringing the Materials Home
Alright, you’ve got what you needed from Home Depot. Now you have to get it home. That can be a real headache without a truck or van. Unless you have one in your garage, you’ll either have to rent a large vehicle or beg a friend to loan you theirs. 

Voided Product Warranty
When you purchase your own supplies, they are now your responsibility – not a contractor’s. So if something were to go awry, the costs incurred are your responsibility.

You Can’t Make Poor Quality Materials Look Good
Try as hard as you might, there’s no way to make cheap materials look like they belong in a high-end showroom. 

Contractors Are Now Uninterested
Some contractors only work with their materials because they know and trust the product quality and availability of said products. There are some products that they know are defective or don’t possess much long-lasting usage – and when met with these at a potential job site, they’ll bow out of the project.

They also aren’t keen on their names being attached to a project that may appear to look cheap use cheap materials that have been haphazardly put together.

Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom is an investment and it’s only natural for a homeowner to want to save money, but there’s a key difference between a good value product and a cheap one. Cheap is often not less expensive, as every homeowner that’s had to frantically re-do their bathroom can attest.  

There’s a difference between wanting a job done cheaply versus a job done correctly. The skilled craftsmen and laborers at Build A Bath & Kitchen only use the most reputable vendors and optimal materials for each of their remodeling projects. Contact Build A Bath & Kitchen today to learn more about the products they use to make bathrooms and kitchens all over the Parker, Centennial, Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Littleton, Centennial, and Lone Tree areas look more beautiful than ever.

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