Where to Purchase Supplies for DIY Home Renovations


Renovations / Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Want to refresh your home during the spring season? There are many easy and affordable DIY projects that can allow you to revamp elements of your home as the warmer months draw near.

The internet is plastered with DIY home projects, but where can you purchase the needed supplies? If you’re not careful, the costs can really add up. Fortunately, we did some research and found some affordable and accessible places to purchase home renovation supplies within the Greater Toronto Area.

Cabinets and Shelves

Installing cabinets and shelves is a great way to add a decorative element to any space while obtaining additional storage. Cabinets and shelves can be bought pre-assembled, but it is usually cheaper to assemble them yourself. A great place to buy the required materials is Ikea. Many of Ikea’s shelving units are being sold for approximately $130, while their cabinets often go for around $160. Ikea’s cabinets and shelves are appreciated for their simple assembly process, as well as their ability to adjust to different spaces and purposes.

Paint

Paint can be bought from many locations throughout Toronto. Starting at $20 for about 1 litre of paint, many residents will turn to Canadian Tire for their affordable and expansive selection. The Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams brands also offer quality paint for a comparatively affordable price. To avoid additional time and money, be sure to accurately calculate your required amount of paint before you make your shopping trip. You can use this handy calculator to determine your required volume.

Tiles

There are a variety of unique home projects that can be completed using tiles. Many have gone beyond using tiles for flooring and incorporated them into kitchen backsplashes, table tops, and garden walkways. Home Depot has an extensive selection of tiles including ceramic tiles, glass tiles, and natural stone tiles. Tiles can often be bought individually, per square foot, or by the case. Nonetheless, there are a variety of options available each varying in price. You are sure to find tiles that fit your renovation needs at Home Depot.

Wood

There are many ways that wood can be used in home renovation projects. Whether it’s used for interior trim, a headboard for a guest bedroom, or wall decorations, it is a unique way to add texture and an earthy vibe to any area. Many looking to buy wood will pay a visit to Lowe’s Home Improvement. Lowe’s offers wood for both interior and exterior projects which range in texture, colour, and density. Since wood can be difficult to haul back to your home, you may want to consider using a truck delivery service to avoid extra hassle.

Going the Extra Mile

If you’re on a tight budget and have the extra time, it can be worthwhile to visit any thrift store or antique shop. These places offer many opportunities to take used goods that are no longer trendy and breathe new life into them. Whether you transform ceramic planters into hanging garden pots, decorate a plain lampshade, or turn an antique figure into a chic white decoration, you’re sure to impress guests with a unique transformation.

As you finish up your spring cleaning, don’t forget to grab some supplies for a DIY home project! There are so many easy, affordable, and beautiful projects that will take Toronto houses and Toronto condos to the next level.  

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