Home improvement catalogs are must haves for anyone who is thinking of remodeling their home or doing any kind of do it yourself project. There are many reasons why they are essential, and if you haven’t already gone out and picked up as many as you can possibly get your hands on I strongly recommend that you do so in the near future. The first use for home improvement catalogs is stealing ideas. From kitchen color schemes to which bathroom fixtures go with your tile floor, looking at their models can give you ideas of your own. You don’t have to hire an expensive interior decorator, but you do need to do some homework. Consider home improvement catalogs your textbooks and be sure to study.
The second use for home improvement catalogs is to compare prices. Buy a Sunday paper, look through the ads and compare the prices of products found at home improvement warehouses to their catalog counterparts. Be sure to account for the cost of shipping that catalogs charge, and make sure you’re aware of sales that the regular stores will be having. Don’t be afraid to ask an associate if something in particular will be going on sale soon. If you see something in a catalog that you like, but don’t see it in a circular, call the store and ask for the price on the item.
If you have enough home improvement catalogs, you can get a ton of great ideas and save a lot of money. If after you’ve done all of your research and have decided to hire a contractor and interior decorator to do all of the hard work, you can still put your home improvement catalogs to good use. Throw them under a wobbly table, and your home will be instantly improved!