Four Cost and Stress-saving Tips for Home Design

A home redesign shouldn't drive you insane on the way to the poorhouse. Whether it's having your home painted or sniffing out the perfect bargain, these tips will help show you the way

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Redesigning your home can be expensive and difficult. Here are four ways you can save money (and your sanity)

Recycle: Have a half-empty can of leftover paint collecting dust in your closet? Not sure how to dispose of it? Rona has a new paint recovery program that lets B.C. consumers dispose of paint in an eco way. Just bring your old paint – any brand from any store – to your local Rona. A longtime advocate of paint recovery, Rona has already saved 15 million kilograms of leftover paint and cans from landfills. Here’s to increasing that number even more.

Bargain hunt: Some of the best deals come from discontinued or end-of-line products, and Blanco Canada is making it easier for you to find them. The sink-and-faucet company used to hold a warehouse sale in Toronto to unload these products, but now the rest of Canada is in on the deal through a new online store. You might even score one of Blanco’s bestselling natural granite sinks – for a song.

Outsource: We’ve all heard of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Now the gurus behind that $100-million B.C. brand (with franchises all over the world) have come up another sure-to-catch-on concept: 1-800-WOW-1DAY! But instead of hauling your junk, they’re painting your walls. A team of uniformed pros will paint your space in one day, guaranteed. That’s some good coverage. 1-888-WOW-1DAY.

DIY: It’s even easier to channel your inner DIY diva. has added a tools and building supplies store to its massive online network. That means everything from power tools to paint brushes is available via a click. It’s Canada’s newest one-stop-shop for some 60,000 home-improvement products.

Originally published in BC Home magazine. For updates, subscribe to the free Home e-newsletter, or purchase a subscription to the bi-monthly magazine.