Saving Money on Renovations

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One of the biggest questions in our minds when we are considering a house that needs renovations is “how much?”, so I’ve taken it upon myself to cost out the renovations for a new kitchen, new flooring, bathroom upgrades and painting. Which Home Renovations Really Pay Off?

Home Renovation Techniques

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Every homeowner knows that renovations and home repairs are necessary to keep the home in tiptop shape. While this reality is an accepted fact, some people do not want to have large expenses when it comes to home maintenance and renovation. Examine each part involved in the renovation.

Cheap Ways To Renovate Your Home

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After years of wear and tear, there comes a point when your home needs a renovation whether for maintenance or to maintain its aesthetic value. Here are some tips on how to renovate your home cheaply. What are some cheap renovating techniques that you can think of?

Five Home Renovation Savings Tips

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Home renovations are a necessary process when you own your home. Not only will renovations provide pleasure and function to you, but they could increase the sale value of your home a bit. Here are a few tips on saving money while doing renovations.

Should You Invest In Renovations Or Purchase A New Home?

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At one point or another, every homeowner eventually decides they want to either add something to their home, or renovate it one way or another. Assess The Renovation Size. Also, consider the degree to which you’ll have to renovate if you remain in your current home.

Ace Hardware Store Coupon – Save 30% Off or $15 Off Purchase

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Ace Hardware Store Coupon – Save 30% Off or $15 Off Purchase Planning on some renovations this summer? Ace Hardware stores has a RARE coupon available to print. You can save 30% off any one regular-priced item under $50 or get $15 off any one regular-priced item over $50.

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10 Awesome Free Kindle Books for 3/18 – Free is the best

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DIY Kitchen Renovation on a Budget. Here is your Kindle Books list for today – 3/18 : Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on our facebook page to see more freebies, cheapies, moneymakers, weekly ads with coupon matchups, and more ! Check out our Kindle Section.

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Why You Need a Home Ownership Binder

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We have lived in our home for almost 15 years and have done many improvements, renovations, and repairs over the years. You will not regret it when your next emergency or renovation happens. . This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

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How to Prioritize Home Improvement Projects

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Since we moved into our home in late 2012, my husband and I have been go, go, go with all of the improvements, renovations and small projects we have been taking on. She asked me how we manage to prioritize our projects and renovations.

Introducing: Family Budget Spreadsheets

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Special Purchases – Have some fun with this spreadsheet and use it to plan for upcoming large expenses, such as vacations, home renovations, equipment, replacement, etc. Summer Planning – Use this spreadsheet to plan for your summer fun, such as vacations, day trips, pool memberships, home/landscaping renovations, etc. I’ve been working behind the scenes on a tool that I personally use to track and organize our finances: Family Budget Spreadsheets.

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A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

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The building offered so much potential, but needed a lot of work and we set out to renovate our dream office. The business softened, renovations were more costly than expected, and we were now the owners of two mortgages, our home and our business.

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Right now Amazon has the popular Barbie 3-Story Dream Townhouse on sale for only $81.49 (reg. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or any order over $35.

Inexpensive Ways to Modernize Your Home

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We saw brand new homes, newly renovated homes, and ones that were old (and looked their age). Bathroom Remodeling On A Budget 5 Low Cost and Simple Home Upgrades Saving Money on Renovations Inexpensive Home Improvement Ideas For The New Year Which Home Renovations Really Pay Off?

Magazine Deals: Spring Savings Event + Martha Stewart Living

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Each issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine allows you to celebrate the simple things of everyday life, such as gardening, entertaining, renovating, cooking, and decorating. Check out the Spring Savings Event , where you can get Magazines for just $4.80!

Front Yard Landscaping: Take 3

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We have done a lot of renovations around our home in the last ten years. The DIY project that we are most proud of is the landscaping in our front yard. I wrote about the process 2 years ago and it is still my most popular post. Read more about our Front Yard Landscaping: We Did It Ourselves.

5 Lessons Learned When Our Finances Went Awry

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But in August 2013, our business softened, renovations to our new building were more costly than planned, and we were now the owners of two mortgages, our home and our business. August 2013 was a month that I’d like to wipe from my memory. Prior to that, we thought we were golden.

The Magnolia Story: Chip & Joanna Gaines Hardcover Book – $11.35

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From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

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Update #1: Our Debt Freedom Plan

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We also have some renovations and equipment that cannot wait and we need to cash flow. Back in March I wrote about my family’s Debt Freedom Plan. We adapted Dave Ramsey’s 7 baby steps to reflect our lifestyle as self-employed small business owners.

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*HOT* $25 Marcs Gift Card Giveaway

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Marcs is doing a fabulous job of renovating their stores and making them way more customer friendly. Everybody I know seems to have a love/hate relationship with Marcs. The prices are great, they always have cool stuff on clearance, and they have a ton of convenient locations.

Magazine Sale: $5.00 Subscriptions + Architectural Digest Offer

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This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Check out the $5.00 Magazines Sale! Many popular magazine subscriptions to choose from! Lifestyle Category. Tech Category. Fitness Category. Cooking Category. Business Category. Sports & Rec Category.

Architectural Digest Magazine Subscription – $5.99

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This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Get a one year subscription to Architectural Digest magazine for only $5.99. To get this deal, just use coupon code SAVINGWITHSHELLIE at checkout. You can buy up to 3 years for $5.99 per year.

How to Start a Budget (and be successful at it!)

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Special Purchases – Have some fun with this spreadsheet and use it to plan for upcoming large expenses, such as vacations, home renovations, equipment, replacement, etc. Summer Planning – Use this spreadsheet to plan for your summer fun, such as vacations, day trips, pool memberships, home/landscaping renovations, etc.Cash – This spreadsheet can be used to keep track of high value gift cards and any cash that you have tucked away. Do you feel like you have more month than money?

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I LOVE Grocery Store Grand Re-Openings

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A local Weis grocery store was renovated recently and their grand re-opening is this week. I don't shop at this store, but the loss leaders and sales for that one store were worth the 4 mile drive, vs the half mile drive to the Weis right around the corner from my house.

Magazine Deals: Print + Digital Magazine Sale {Starting at $4.99}

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This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Check out the Print + Digital Magazine Sale, where you can get a subscription starting as low as $4.99! Many popular magazines to choose from! Lifestyle & Fashion Category. Home & Cooking Category.

Friday Links – Day Off Edition

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Staring a home renovation? Happy Friday everyone. I hope you are all managing to keep sane during this crazy time of year. Today I am enjoying a day off with my husband. I have been traveling a lot for work lately and have not been home much in weeks.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter Was Included in Seven Carnivals This Week

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Canadian Finance Blog hosted the Canadian Finance Carnival #73 and included Marie’s post Five Home Renovation Savings Tips. Many thanks to The Jenny Pincher for including my post, Learn How to Eat Sustainably in the Carnival of Personal Finance #346. The Amateur Financier included my post, What Buddhism Teaches Us about Personal Finance in the Yakezie Carnival as well as the Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #221.

Free Kindle Books 6/11 | Hearts That Survive & Restorations

For the Mommas

‘In a small Oregon community, Sara Andersen finds herself in possession of an old farmhouse in desperate need of renovations. The only problem is that Sara doesn’t believe Brian has undergone any soulful renovations of his own.’

Architectural Digest Magazine Subscription – $5.99

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This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Get a one year subscription to Architectural Digest magazine for only $5.99. To get this deal, just use coupon code SAVINGWITHSHELLIE at checkout. You can buy up to 3 years for $5.99 per year.

Friday Links – Win an iPad Mini Edition

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Saving Money on Renovations. Greetings and happy Friday. Summer has arrived here and I have to say that I am loving it. I thrive in the heat and sunshine. It really makes me happy. This week I wanted to share a giveaway with you.

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Free Kindle & Nook Book – Love Me If You Must

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“A run-down Victorian to renovate, a past to leave behind–who has time for romance…or murder? She’s renovating an old, rambling Victorian house in a small town outside of Detroit, and the fixer-upper should net her a big profit when she resells.

Making A List, Checking It Twice | Planning for Christmas

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I don't remember why we waited so long, but we took on a house renovation project in December and planning for that threw me for a loop. Christmas is now less than 6 WEEKS away. Can you believe it? Back in June I wished you all a Merry 6 Months Until Christmas and now we are down to 6 weeks. YIKES! I am more prepared now than I was at this point last year when I waited until the last minute to shop. And by last minute I mean mid-December.

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Architectural Digest Magazine Subscription – $5.99

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This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Get a one year subscription to Architectural Digest magazine for only $5.99. To get this deal, just use coupon code SAVINGWITHSHELLIE at checkout. You can buy up to 3 years for $5.99 per year.

Architectural Digest Magazine Subscription – $5.99

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This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Get a one year subscription to Architectural Digest magazine for only $5.99. To get this deal, just use coupon code SAVINGWITHSHELLIE at checkout. You can buy up to 3 years for $5.99 per year.

Architectural Digest Magazine Subscription – $5.99

Saving With Shellie

This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Get a one year subscription to Architectural Digest magazine for only $5.99. To get this deal, just use coupon code SAVINGWITHSHELLIE at checkout. You can buy up to 3 years for $5.99 per year.

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Martha Stewart Living Magazine Subscription for $14.99

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Each issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine allows you to celebrate the simple things of everyday life, such as gardening, entertaining, renovating, cooking, and decorating. Get a one year subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine for only $14.99.

Free Kindle Books: Tea & Comfort, Touched By Magic & More

For the Mommas

Love Me If You Must (Patricia Amble Mystery Book #1) by Nicole Young: A run-down Victorian to renovate, a past to leave behind–who has time for romance…or murder? Free Kindle Books: Tea & Comfort, Touched By Magic & More. Check out these Cheap and Free Kindle Books here!

Architectural Digest Magazine Subscription – $5.99

Saving With Shellie

This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Get a one year subscription to Architectural Digest magazine for only $5.99. To get this deal, just use coupon code SAVINGWITHSHELLIE at checkout. You can buy up to 3 years for $5.99 per year.

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For the Mommas

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Architectural Digest Magazine Subscription – $5.99

Saving With Shellie

This magazine subscription will inspire your next design idea or home renovation. Get a one year subscription to Architectural Digest magazine for only $5.99. To get this deal, just use coupon code SAVINGWITHSHELLIE at checkout. You can buy up to 3 years for $5.99 per year.