Home Reno Scores!

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

tksjewelry:  Great News!

We didn’t get any scores on materials (although I love all our choices) but we did on our contractor. We had our condo done in stages, the bathroom being the last. The contractor who did the rest of the condo quoted us $22,000 for just labor for the bathroom. We had to purchase all the products.

I was talking with a neighbour. She recommended the contractor she used for her kitchen and bathroom. His quote $5200. Guess which one we used.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

tksjewelry:  awesome!  I can totally relate. We are redoing our whole house, too, and got some killer deals at the habitat for humanity re-stores. When we do have to buy from home depot, we get gift cards for 8-11% off from cardpool.

Can’t wait to see the final result! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

tksjewelry:  I thought you might be talking about that store 🙂

Cardpool is a website where you can buy and sell gift cards at a discount. If you buy electronic cards to use online, you get them right away, and if you want to use them in-store, they mail them to you. When you’re spending a lot at a time, that extra 10 or so percent really adds up! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

tksjewelry:  also, your purchases there wouldn’t be tax deductible, sorry. Because you are receiving something for the money, it doesn’t count as a donation. But if you give them the stuff that you ripped out, then you definitely get a tax deductible amount for that 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

tksjewelry:  Sweet! Congratulations on such great finds! We got black granite tiles for the kitchen countertops with awesome mosaic tile for the backsplash. My husband is making white oak cabinets.  Can’t wait to re-do the bathrooms in our new house.  New waterheater is getting installed this weekend, then the new heating/cooling system, then my sweet husband can finish installing the white oak floors!  So yeah, bathrooms are gonna wait a while.  

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