Once you decide you’re going to have your home remodeled, you might be simultaneously overwhelmed and really excited by the prospect. You immediately scan the brochures and the home remodeling portfolios online and imagine how the proposed designs would look in your own home. But wait! Don’t get too rushed and exhilarated. Here are some home remodeling starters you need to address before you formally begin with all the destruction and reconstruction.
Clean your home before you remodel. In fact, clean it up before you even finalize the design for the remodeled home. Clearing it up and letting the dust go will make it easier for you to see things in a lighter view. The actual space that your home covers will show up by itself, and you will have an easier time figuring out where to put things, what to remove, etc.
Also, take this opportunity to declutter your home (and your life). Throw away the things that take up space but for which you have no use. And as for the things that you realize you still need, keep them and put them to good use.
Kitchen and Bathroom First!
When you think about remodeling the kitchen, it may appear to be a very daunting job. But in truth a complete kitchen overhaul will pay huge dividends when you put up your home for sale. Purchase new cabinets and appliances. If you cannot afford to do that, at least replace the cabinet doors. Replace hardware. Repaint.
Aside from the kitchen, also remember that the bathroom is a key place to remodel. Replace boring tiles with attractive ones. Install custom cabinets. Redecorate. If you can’t afford a total bathroom makeover, at least replace the faucets, taps, and shower head. And yes, don’t forget the shower curtain, too!
Also, there are now a lot of bathroom and kitchen fixtures that come in beautiful and contemporary designs. Take your pick from them and, with the help of an expert, purchase a beautiful piece for your home.
Finalize Your Budget
You may have your money ready for labor and materials, but don’t forget that you will have other priorities along the way. You will spend for the canvassing costs like transportation, delivery, etc. You might even spend for the daily snacks of the home builders! So keep an open mind (and wallet!), and have a contingency fund.