How to save and make money on your home renovation project with Kijiji

Home renovation doesn't have to break the bank. Labour and materials can chip away at your budget very quickly, which may not leave you with the cash needed to make your home look the way you want it to. Did you know that you can save money on your next DIY home renovation project by shopping for items on Kijiji? Here's how:

Buy new and second-hand building materials

You can buy everything you need to upgrade your kitchen, bathroom, and living space on Kijiji. No matter where you are in the country, new and used items are for sale in your area from local vendors and private sellers. Find building materials and home décor items, such as:

  • Flooring (tiles, linoleum, hardwood, floating floors and carpet)
  • Lighting (lamps, bulbs, pot lights, pendant lights and ceiling fans)
  • Outdoor/gardening (sheds, tools, ornaments and decking materials)
  • Furniture (sofas, dining sets, desks, side tables and bed frames)
  • Porcelain and ceramics (tiles, sinks, toilets and tubs)
  • Materials and Hardware (cabinets, electrical, windows and doors)

Sourcing materials yourself from private sellers on Kijiji can significantly reduce your building and construction costs and even give you the opportunity to negotiate the price with the seller.

Browse for a local handyperson

Easy home renovations may not always be so easy in the long run, and some seemingly simple changes should always have the advice of a professional. Unless you have the knowledge and experience to take on a plumbing, electrical or roofing job, we highly recommend you seek out an experienced service providor to help you.

If you’ve bitten off more than you can chew and decide to hire a professional to finish the job, you’ll find loads of skilled trade services in your area, such as:

  • General contracting
  • Brick and masonry workers
  • Electricians
  • Roofers
  • Excavation and demolition professionals
  • Plumbers

Chatting directly with contractors and vendors in your area gives you a chance to ask them about their social distancing measures. You can filter your searches on Kijiji to find service providers who support contactless transactions. Learn more about it on our COVID-19 Community Safety Page.


Sell your unwanted items on Kijiji Classifieds

So, you’ve decided to spruce up your kitchen, living room, and bathroom with all new furniture and décor to match your beautiful home renovations. What are you going to do with all your old stuff?

Selling your used or unwanted items on Kijiji helps you make money and get rid of your stuff in a sustainable way. Avoid the dump and give your previously loved materials, rugs and furniture the chance to find a new home.

You never know what someone else is looking for. Want to start selling your items online? Learn the basics of buying and selling on Kijiji.


Start your home renovation project

Kijiji is not only an online source for buying DIY materials and selling your unwanted items. Kijiji Central has a load of money-saving home renovation tips. Check out our advice and tutorials at Kijiji Central.

Your well-being is our top priority. Consider whether in-person transactions are necessary and visit our Help Desk for more details and guidance. Follow Kijiji’s community safety tips for more advice about confidently trading during COVID-19.

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