Remodeling: A Smooth Sailing Process
Is your home currently in need of remodeling? Are you seeking to renovate it?
Adding liveliness and a vibrant look will curate an inviting, comfortable and pleasant room to be in. However, remodeling is never a simple or immediate process.
Read below for advice on achieving a smooth-sailing remodel process.
Searching for a contractor that knows it all
Renovation is no small process. It requires the crème de le crème. From the right tools, materials, and a contractor who can make them all fashion into a thing of beauty, be picky with your selections. Whether you use Yelp or some other source to find a reputable contractor, make sure you read reviews of others who’ve had four-to-five star experiences. Not all contractors will be a good fit for you. So, always ask for their license information, who their suppliers are, and get recommendations from others.
Take your time
Never rush or be hasty with your decisions. The details should be thought out for each phase. Whether it’s the color and pattern of your countertops to the type of farmhouse sink ideal for your space, budget enough time to be satisfied with your design choices. With online help, inspiration sites like Pinterest can help bring your imagination into full view. Whether it’s a kitchen photo, flat lay, or a product photo, you’ll gather an idea for you want and don’t want. Being detail-oriented is important. If you are picky with the material type or finish for your sink, faucet, or pot filler, using them as central design elements would be a good start for the rest of your kitchen.
Choose the most durable for everyday use
The kitchen and bathroom are arguably the most visited rooms in the house. With day-to-day use, it’s important that the kinds of materials you choose are the right ones. Some surfaces are porous and stain easily, while others may be hard to clean. Today, often difficult to clean white countertops are the popular choice for many homeowners due to stylistic choices. Doing research on countertop materials to select one that will better fit your lifestyle will save you in the long run.
For faucets and sinks, choosing the right finish and material is also something to keep in mind. Warmer finishes like satin brass, vintage brass, brushed nickel, and oil rubbed bronze are easy to care for. For some, they desire a finish that will reflect light. Polished chrome, polished brass, and polished nickel are great finishes to consider in this case. Keep in mind that these finishes will require more care as they easily show fingerprints and water spots.
No need for major changes
Dramatic changes aren’t always needed when remodeling. Instead, doing minor tasks like repainting walls or replacing faucets and/or appliances lends a different appearance to the room. A simple coat of fresh paint can go a long way on outdated cabinetry. Rearranging surroundings like décor and knick-knacks can make a statement, as well. Overall, by keeping the layout as is, reapplying different colors or tones can help to make the room appear revitalized and new!
Identify what your centerpiece is
When guests arrive to your kitchen, what is the one area you want them to recognize as the focal point? Whether it’s the hanging lights above, the faucet in the middle of the island, the black stainless steel dishwasher, or the cabinets hanging above the kitchen counter, know what the centerpiece is when beginning to redesign the space. Then, plan your design around it. Sometimes subtle décor to allow a statement piece to speak is all you need.
Let there be light
With or without the sun (for those who may not have windows in the kitchen), having good lighting is significant for the mood and tone in the home. A different array of lights like surface lights, chandeliers, or pendant lights can add greater dimension to your kitchen and bathroom. Another alternative to different light fixtures is to have a combination of soft and vibrant lighting. This can completely alter the ambiance of the space. Adjustable lights like dimmers can also be ideal depending on the time of day it is.
Ultimately, while doing a home remodel can be a stressful undertaking, it is well worth is to achieve the end result. Not only can a remodel increase quality of life, but it can increase value in the home for future generations to enjoy. For your next remodel, skip some of the headache and plan ahead so you can focus on the little things – enjoying your new home.