Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Start the Renovation!
When you bought your home, you knew you wanted to live there for a long time and everything was new and shiny and perfect. But that was 10-15 years ago and what was once shiny is now dull and faded. As of November 2019, the typical American homeowner in 2019 had spent 13 years in their home, up from eight years in 2010. This means what you once thought perfect now needs some attention. Bring on the home renovations project. Plumbtile is here for you!
Before any project can begin you have some steps you need to take to prepare:
- Choose which project to tackle first
- Decide on a budget based on if you are hiring a professional or doing it yourself
- Do your homework
Let’s tackle each of these issues one at a time. Once you spread out all the plans and information and see it all in front of you, you may see that what seems a daunting task is really not. You are also able to control the project better.
Choose which project to tackle first
Whether you bought your house brand new or a pre-owned home, after 10-15 years everything feels like it needs to be updated. So, let’s get organized. Knock out the easy projects first such as removing any old wallpaper and applying new paint, even changing the window coverings will add a new spark to a room.
After you have taken care of the little projects you have a better idea of the rooms that need attention the most. Choose which one that will improve the quality of you and your family’s life and bring more value to the home. Now you are left with the bigger projects and it is time to budget.
Setting your budget: Hire a professional or DIY
Once you have a budget in mind take a good hard look at your skill level and time that you can devote to a project. If you are a beginner DIY and can only work on weekends, you might want to look at hiring a professional for the more complicated jobs and you stick to the easier ones. If you have more time to devote to the project, have time to learn new skills or even experience in renovations or demo work, then you can save a lot of money with sweat equity.
Always remember to never take on more than you can handle because it will only cost you more in the long run.
Do your homework
Doing your homework, shopping for the best professionals and getting the most for your money is key in any DIY or renovation project. Don’t get stuck on name brands while they are good, they might not really fit your needs or even allow you to show off your personality. Step out of your comfort zone and choose a few items that will create an interesting detail or enhance a theme, color scheme or fixture.
If you are doing a bathroom renovation small as a mirror, it can make a statement. Ginger offers unique styles of bathroom mirrors that fit any bathroom regardless of the size. Adding special accessories such as, heated towel racks or toilet tank levers can add a certain flare to the room.
If you are doing a kitchen renovation think about swapping out your sink with a beautiful Alfi farmhouse sink or replacing your counters with Happy Floors porcelain tiles. Adding a few kitchen accessories to give your kitchen a personal touch and you have a beautifully renovation kitchen space.
You can choose from many fantastic brands for your bathroom, kitchen and flooring projects. Just stop by Plumbtile!