Build it or buy it? - Wayfair.com & This Old House

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  • Materials & Tools: When a project requires special tools you may not need again, and renting or borrowing aren’t options, it can be more cost-effective to buy the finished item instead.Time & Effort: Don’t forget to honestly factor in time, safety concerns, and your own skill level when considering whether a project is “worth it.” These intangibles add up—big time. Availability: Building can be an inventive solution when you’re dealing with a unique space or trying to bring a vision to life. However, we’re lucky to live in a time when there are so many products at our fingertips specifically designed to solve challenges in our homes.
  • Build it or buy it? - Wayfair.com & This Old House

    1. 1. Build It or Buy It?Ideas from the This Old House Shop on Wayfair.com
    2. 2. Photo: Laura Moss
    3. 3. Illustration: Gregory NemecBuilding can be an inventive solution when you’re dealing with a unique space or trying tobring a vision to life. Customize your ottoman with fabric that matches your room’s design.Want to build it? Find out how!
    4. 4. Safavieh Carter Cube Ottoman $166.11 (wayfair.com)
    5. 5. Photo: Kristine Larsen
    6. 6. Illustration: Gregory NemecIs it worth it? Always factor in time, safety concerns, and your own skill level when youconsider a project. Building a hamper is easy, but it takes 6 hours and materials cost $110.Want to build it? Find out how!
    7. 7. Oceanstar Design Spa Style Laundry Hamper $100.99 (wayfair.com)
    8. 8. Photo: John Gruen
    9. 9. Illustration: Gregory NemecWhen a project requires special tools you may not need again, and renting or borrowingaren’t options, it can be more cost-effective to buy the finished item instead. This bookcaserequires a circular saw, miter saw, and drill driver.Want to build it? Find out how!
    10. 10. Legends Furniture Fire Creek Bookcase $363.00 (wayfair.com)

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