Interior remodels can be a fun and exciting at the same time, but they can also be stressful and frustrating if you are not doing what is necessary. If you are thinking of doing an interior remodel to your home these seven (7) tips should be really helpful.
- Do the Job Right the First Time – When completing an interior remodel job you want to make sure that you do it right the first time or you can end up wasting a lot of time and money. This is why it is very important to plan ahead and get the necessary assistance if needed so you do not end up wasting time and money in the long run. So make sure you do your due diligence and develop a plan of action and with a contingency account built in to cover unforeseen expenses, as explained here.
- Make Decisions Timeless – When choosing appliances and fixtures you need to think about timeless options if you are planning to resale your home or property at some point in the future. If you choose period pieces or very modern or traditional pieces then you run the risk of deterring a lot of potential buyers that will not be able to see past the style and think about the remodeling cost they will have to incur to bring the fixtures up to standard.
- Existing Spaces Come First – When making your plan of action and figuring out how best to do your interior remodel make sure you take care of any existing spaces first. These are usually you fastest remodels and can help you mentally when dealing with the other spaces. When you take care of the smaller remodels first then that gives you a mental edge to tackle the more difficult remodel spaces. Plus you can see where money is being spent early and where you might be able to save later.
- Connect Spaces – Connecting spaces is a great way to enlarge a room and get the most out of every space. The most popular connecting space remodels are kitchens and dining rooms or kitchens and living rooms. To do this you must ensure that the wall connecting the two spaces is not a load bearing wall, which can hurt the structural integrity of your home.
- Make Sure Additions aren’t Subtractions – In regards to the last tip on connecting spaces, make sure you are not making additions while also making subtractions. What that means is if you have a closet in a bedroom and you want to enlarge the bedroom by taking out the closet or making the closet smaller, ensure this is not making the home less usable. Some spaces can be minimized while maximizing others, but just make sure you are doing what is best for you and for the home in the long run. If you plan to resale your home in the future before doing anything drastic consult a real-estate agent to see how much this may increase or reduce the selling price of the home
- Don’t Forget About Cleanup – What is very important to remember is that after you have completed the remodel that you need to do as good of a job cleaning up. The debris you incurred during the construction/remodeling phase will most likely be all over the space. The best thing you can do is get a professional carpet cleaner to help you clean up the space whether you have carpets or hardwood floors. These carpet cleaning companies usually have the equipment needed to clean any type of flooring you may have, and what better way to end your remodel with a carpet cleaning that leaves your floors fresh and clean.
- Pamper Yourself – After you have finished your interior remodel remember to take some time for yourself, because most likely you have spent a lot of time and possibly money on getting the space(s) exactly how you want them, and this is no easy task. Even if you take a day off from work and just enjoy your remodel, you should do this to be able to enjoy your work and relax before everyone else see’s what you have done.
Completing interior remodels yourself can be rewarding or frustrating, but you must do your due diligence as discussed above to make sure you have your plan of action in place. Any remodel takes time and money and one that meets your expectations usually takes more of each. So use these tips to help you make your remodel even more a success.