If remodeling your home is part of your 2024 plans, there are a few steps you should take before getting started. Here are some tips from past clients and our own experiences that will guide you through the home renovation process.
The first step of a home remodeling project should be prioritizing the features of the project. This could include deciding which space you plan to make over and to what extent.
To do this, you could create a list of your current concerns, what you hope to achieve out of remodeling this space, and what wish list items are most important to you.
Aside from planning how you want your space to look, you must think about how it will function. Even the most beautiful space will become a space you don’t love if it is not functional.
Think about things like your storage needs and how to easily access items you need on a daily basis. You could also consider how incorporating smart technology into the design can simplify your everyday life.
If you’re planning on a kitchen or bathroom remodel, especially one in a small space, you’ll want to think about how to optimize the space you have.
Using every inch of real estate is a must in a small space, so one option to consider is using all of the vertical space in your kitchen or bathroom. This could include floor-to-ceiling cabinetry for storage, which will provide you with more space to store some items that aren’t used all the time but still need a place to go.
Select High-Quality Materials
The last thing you want after you remodel a space is to have to replace or repair any of the new materials. That’s why it is important to select high-quality materials designed to last. Opting for durable, moisture-resistant materials will ensure that your beautiful space will not get worn down.
Choosing timeless materials like hardwood or natural stone are always great options since they will stand up to the test of time in both use and style. The same is true for your appliances. Choosing a super trendy, lower-quality stove will likely mean you’ll have to incur the expense and headache of replacing it sooner rather than later. On the other hand, high-quality appliances can elevate the look of the space.
Don’t Forget About Lighting
Unless your goal is to remodel a really dark area of your home where lack of lighting has become a concern, there’s a good chance you’ll forget about lighting altogether. However, lighting is essential to a space as it can completely alter the ambiance and your productivity levels.
Adding natural light into a space by making room for a large window is the best way to create a bright, airy space, especially if you’re renovating your living room. Overhead lights like canned lighting or large, decorative chandeliers are also smart additions to any space. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, it is a good idea to include dimmable lights so you can create a spa-like space.
Are you hoping to remodel your home in the new year? We are here to help! Give us a call so we can discuss your plans in detail.