Your home is a major investment, and there will always be something you can do to add to the value and curb appeal of your humble abode. Over half — 53% — of homeowners agree that there is no time like the present to remodel their homes. In general, homeowners who remodel are planning on staying in their home for the long term. Some — 24% — would prefer to move, but because of the cost and economy, it makes better economical sense to just improve the home they’re in. And 66% are making changes so their homes will better fit their needs, whether it is because of a growing family or empty-nesters making their home cohesive again.
Are you planning on remodeling your home? Here are some tips and tricks for a successful remodel.
1. Plan Ahead
It is crucial that you plan ahead before you start the remodeling process, as you do not want to be stuck halfway through a project and then realize you forgot something. This includes tools as well; make sure to pick up wood cutting tools, plastic cutting tools, and — if needed — custom cutting tools.
2. Use Quality Help
If you are looking to hire professional help, make sure they are experienced. Things to look for include more than three years on the job, a good rating,and record with the Better Business Bureau, and many customer references.
3. Secure Your Valuables
As remodeling affects your entire house, it is a good idea to pack away valuables, especially fragile ones. Take down pictures so they don’t fall and cause damage, and go ahead and secure your nonmobile fixtures such as cabinets and furniture as well.
4. Be Realistic
Do not invest in something that you will never use. For example, do not install a massive whirlpool bathtub if you are not a fan of baths. Instead, look into the options for a shower that reminds you of a spa.
5. Open, Open, Open
Remodeling jobs with the biggest impact include those that open up walls and hallways. This will give a whole new look to your home and is a great way to get the most bang for your buck.
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