Fixtures and fittings in the home are just as important as the decor and furnishings that you choose for your rooms. In order to finish off a home and give your rooms the look and feel that you want, it is vital to get everything right. Whether you are shopping for light fittings or ceiling fans, there are a few ways that you can save a few pounds, and if you follow these simple tips, you will wonder why you weren’t doing it before.
End Of Line Stock
When manufacturers have decided to stop producing a certain product, they are often pretty keen to get rid of the stock that they have remaining. There is nothing at all wrong with these items, it is just that the stores need the space to promote their newer products. When you visit a store, be sure to ask them if they have any end-of-line items that you can take a look at. If they do, you are likely to be able to pick it up for a fraction of the price. One thing to remember is that as the product will soon not be being made any more, if you are ever likely to want more of them from your home, you will not be able to get hold of them. This is particularly important if you want to match light fittings between different rooms.
Online Deals & Codes
It is not only in store that you can get hold of highly discounted products. Many online stores have promotions throughout the year, especially during the run up to Christmas and in January. Also, there are plenty of voucher code websites where retailers list codes that give you a discount, such as Fliggo Vouchers, VoucherWorld, VoucherKing and many more.
Just some of the popular home and garden stores that have been known to issue a lot of codes include John Lewis, Coopers Of Stortford and Habitat.
As with end-of-line stock, retailers often sell slightly damaged stock at a much lower price. Most of the time the damage is very negligible, and often impossible to notice, so if you are not insistent upon absolute perfection, you could save a few pounds here. You probably will not find much damaged stock listed online, so it is a case of having to visit the store in person to dig out those great deals.
As with almost anything that you buy, the bigger the quantity, the lower the price is likely to be. If you are renovating a house room by room, try to work out exactly what you will need to complete the full job, rather than just one room, and buy everything at the same time. It is a good idea to try and build up a good relationship with a retailer or salesman and tell him about what your project entails. Hopefully you can come to some arrangement and he will be able to offer you his best possible prices.