You’ve got a sense of style that is unique to you. You may even have a vision of your new kitchen or bath and the feeling you want to create. But even if you are a can-do person who can make anything happen, remodeling a living space yourself without experienced professional support can be disastrous financially, and worse, can cause undue stress on you and your family.
Unfortunately, in many cases, when it comes to remodeling, “do it yourself” often means do it over. Remember when you tried to color your own hair with that $5 box of name-brand dye and then ended spending $250 color correction? Ouch! And you got off easy compared to a remodel debacle.
Mistakes on a remodel can escalate into the thousands quickly. Like that outlet behind the dishwasher that was not anticipated and means pulling out the cabinets and getting the electrician back. Or that wall you were going to move until the city inspectors advised you that the wall was load bearing – after you ordered the cabinets that now won’t fit.
Our designers are armed with the resources, products and knowledge you need to help anticipate all the important details. And you’ll be surprised to find out that hiring a designer is quite affordable, especially when you consider that one mid-project mistake can escalate costs beyond your budget.
REMODELING MISTAKES TO AVOID
Not having a budget.
Have you gone to the store and ended up at the checkout and come up short? Frustrating, right? Doing a remodel requires even more planning. The numbers are bigger and setting a budget from the outset makes all the difference. Our design team can help you get the style you desire and the most value for your dollar, avoiding the drama of coming up short. Click here (link to calculator) to access our budget calculator to determine the cost of your project.
Not knowing what you are looking for.
Translating your dreams into reality can be touch. But with a a little bit of homework and a collection of things that inspire you, our designers can achieve the style that’s all you. Bring us your remodel magazine clippings, snapshots of favorite homes, examples of colors, textures and fabrics that you love. This how the perfect remodel starts.
Not hiring a pro.
If you want a great remodel without all the drama, you must work with a professional. Inexperience in the management of design, demolition and install can quickly turn a little mistake into a seriously blown budget. Hire a pro and the get the style you want – the first time and on budget.
Not choosing your appliances first.
Don’t end up with beautiful cabinetry that won’t accommodate your preferred appliances. It makes sense to choose those appliances first and design your cabinetry accordingly. Avoid the aggravation, delays and expense that come with appliances that will not fit the space.
Not allowing enough time for excellence.
Know that your remodel will probably take longer than expected. Do yourself a huge favor and do not schedule completion up against a holiday or wedding reception. This often ends in tears. Be realistic. Be patient. Allow enough time for remodel excellence. It’ll be fabulous forever.
REMODELING ADDS VALUE TO YOUR HOME
Most kitchen and bathroom remodels certainly add to your quality of life. They will also add to the value of your home when it comes time to sell. According to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, on average, a major bathroom remodel produced a 64.8% return on investment. A major kitchen remodel can return as much as 65.3%. Getting a high return on your financial investment is important and realizing your unique style in a remodel will surely pay dividends for a more comfortable and rewarding lifestyle.