How to make Cost Effective Home Improvement Decisions
When your ready to tackle your home improvement list, you’ll probably have some questions. A common concern that homeowners have is how to make cost effective home improvement decisions. In other words, which renovations will give the best bang for your buck? Is it best to renovate the kitchen first? How about remodeling the bathroom? Depending on your budget, it may be best to take a holistic approach because many rooms connect to each other. Walls, trim and doors are also areas that many need to addressed. In a quest to figure out where to begin, the first thing to do is some homework. Do some research for yourself so you can get an idea what you like and how much it costs.
This is how the journey usually starts. You may relate…
Step 1 – In your spare time visit some big box stores. Home Depot and Menard’s are good places to start. These stores display options for some lines of cabinetry, hardware, plumbing & lighting fixtures. Big box stores can be useful for certain home improvement items, but not for all.
Step 2 – You may head to Paint stores. It’s a good place to collect wall colors. Some people like to pick up sample paints and try a small amount on the wall to see if they like it.
Step 3 – Spend some time at local furniture stores. Start to get an idea of different styles of furnishings and fabrics that you like.
Step 4 – Honestly, this is when we usually get a call regarding our Design Consultation Services. Folks discover that they are getting overwhelmed with the decisions they are facing. Many have outdated kitchens, bathrooms and furniture. In addition, they are stuck with golden oak colored floors, out-dated cabinets & trim, as well as brass door knobs and light fixtures that are destined for the garbage.
We realize that homeowners are looking for a “home improvement roadmap”. Many have a good idea what they would like to spend. They are looking for advice and a plan that will give them solutions they are happy with.