2019 Idaho Real Estate Blog

Remodeling Advise that will save money and add value!

Thinking of remodeling your home, but you don’t know where to start? Don’t let indecisiveness stop you from turning your current home into your dream home. From renovation coaches to design videos, a multitude of resources are available that fit all different skill levels, time frames and budgets.

Where to Begin
You may have so many home improvement projects that you feel overwhelmed - your kitchen is outdated, the basement needs revamping and the fixtures in your bath should have been retired years ago. Instead of keeping your remodeling dreams on the back burner because you don’t know where you want to begin, call a company like Vicinity Hardware, who specializes in free in home consulations with Certified Design Consultants, or go online and see what added services many companies are already offering home owners in this tight market. 

Start by looking for videos that will show you how to make noticeable upgrades in the rooms that you use most. Moen Incorporated offers informative videos that will help you make up your mind and get projects off to a smooth start. Interested in creating a more spa-like experience? View Moen’s video, “Turn your Shower into a Spa,” to learn what products and professional help you need to make the transformation complete. Want more information on the designs that are hot in the bath or kitchen? Learn how Moen’s bathroom and kitchen faucet styles can create an impact by watching the “Trends in Bath Faucet Design” and “Kitchen Faucet Design Trends” videos. By turning to online resources, you’ll have a head start in getting all of your projects underway.

Help, Please!
After you’ve decided which projects are most important, you’ll then have to determine whether or not your upcoming renovations will require the help of a professional. If they will, be sure to find a remodeling contractor who is familiar with the building codes in your area. Before you get started with any demolition, walk through the design process with your contractor and choose everything you want to include in the new rooms to prevent hasty, and costly, decisions later on in the project.   Vicinity also offers a remodeling stage plan, that allows you to complete projects in smaller snippets month by month, an affordable solution to one big project.

Fresh and Frugal
It may seem like the projects are never-ending in your home, but unfortunately your budget is not infinite. There are a number of ways to freshen up any space without spending a fortune. If all the room needs is a minor facelift, make the most of changes with paint, as opposed to altering the structure of the space. Changing the color and adding an impressive finishing technique to your walls can revitalize it, and it’s the easiest way to bring new life to rooms on a budget. Dutch Boy® offers a number of online videos to help you complete easy faux-finishing methods to achieve that designer look without the designer price.

Don’t let uncertainty stop your remodel before it starts. Empower yourself! By doing research and choosing the right resources, you can ensure your projects will make a lasting impact.  If you need a quick remodel to sell, check out Vicinity Hardware's deferred payment plan for the Housing Market and Real Estate Specialists.

Posted by Echo Garrett

Triad Distributing NW, Inc.

Posted by Echo Garrett at 12/2/2008 6:06:00 PM
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