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Planning Your Home Improvement Project Budget
The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show is a great resource to help plan your next home project and to connect with hundreds of home improvement experts. Before you go to the show, it’s helpful to have a solid plan for your project.
Here are some helpful hints on preparing fully:
• Measure your space! Come to your vendors with exact dimensions so you can let a contractor know that the bathroom is currently 8x11. This information will help provide a better, more realistic budget for the project.
• Bring aspirational photos from projects you like. Create a Pinterest board for your new project with paint colors, tile patterns, countertop materials and more. Load them on your phone and show them to the exhibitors you are talking to so they can get you the info you need about materials.
• Know your budget. Do research and consult your financial planner ahead of time so you can have a productive meeting with your contractors. See below for a chart that provides rough budget guidelines for projects.
• Take the time during you visit to the show to get quotes and estimates and be sure to enquire about show deals and promos. Often exhibitors will have special promotions for show attendees which can help your bottom line.
Now that you are set with your inspiration, measurements, and your budget, we’ll see you at the show!