Every homeowner is renovating with a budget. Some budgets are big, some are small, but most of us approach a remodeling job with a fixed amount of money to spend. No matter the size of your budget, all homeowners want the same thing—the very best products, material, and labor that their money can buy. So when homeowners tell us they are going to “save money” by shopping at big box stores, we feel the need to set the record straight. There may be up-front savings associated with shopping at a big, anonymous national retailer but those small savings can cost you time and money during the renovation process.
“Cheap” Plumbing: Money Down the Tubes
Homeowners are frequently puzzled by the price difference on kitchen and bathroom fixtures, as prices can vary widely between the plumbing supply companies and the big box stores. Homeowners eager to save money purchase fixtures online, or at a national retailer, not realizing that the products are not actually identical; the less expensive models are made with plastic fittings inside rather than metal, which accounts for some of that price difference.
Not only are the plastic parts less durable, parts purchased at a big box store or online aren’t guaranteed like those purchased at a plumbing supply. This in turn can present complications if installation problems arise, and shopping for additional or replacement parts can get complicated.
Another drawback—the warranty. When you purchase parts from a plumbing supply and they are installed by a professional, the fixtures are protected by excellent warranties. You may even find that a contractor won’t agree to install a fixture unless it’s purchased through a plumbing supplier.
Wood-Mode Cabinetry: A Solid Choice
For many of the same reasons, investing in custom Wood-Mode cabinetry is a better long-term investment than cheap cabinetry that will need replacing far earlier. Wood-Mode cabinets come with a limited lifetime warranty that covers your cabinets for as long as you own your home, so not only will they last longer, but you enjoy better protection from the start.
If Wood-Mode cabinets have been out of your reach, reconsider during their incredible Pick-2 Savings Event, going on now. For a very limited time you can enjoy deep discounts on custom Wood-Mode cabinetry—act fast, this deal ends in December 2015!