You've all met customers whose ideas are bigger than their budget. But rather than walk away from a project, show off your expertise by suggesting some of the 21 money-saving ideas that This Old House magazine compiled after speaking to pro contractors nationwide. For instance:
- Rather than replacing the kitchen cabinets, make them more efficient by adding shelves and special storage areas.
- Install a light tube rather than cut a hole in the wall for a double-hung window.
- Consider look-alike products.
For more of the ideas, visit This Old House.