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Five Tips for Remodeling Your Home

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There are many reasons homeowners decide to jump into home remodeling. Whether you just purchased a house that needs a little revamping, want to update some aspects before you sell, or just want to improve the comfort level in your home with a facelift, all of these are great reasons to remodel. No matter the reason, remodeling is a good idea because in most cases, it increases the value of your home or can make it more attractive to potential buyers if you decide to sell it in the future. As profitable as remodeling can be, many struggle knowing where to start or run into numerous roadblocks as they attempt these projects. Here are some tips to make the process a little easier:


#1: Start small

Don’t bite off more than you can chew when it comes to home renovations. Maybe your carpet needs replacing, the kitchen needs updating, the paint color is hideous and the bathrooms are 5 decades old---that does not mean you should do all of these project at once. Choose one project to tackle at a time. Ripping apart your entire home is not only costly, but is also incredibly stressful to live in - especially when children and pets are involved. Disrupting a area of your home at a time will help the process be a little smoother.


#2: Budget wisely

Set aside money each month for remodel projects. Some ventures might take more time to save for. While a good paint job only takes a couple hundred dollars, an entire kitchen remodel can be $10,000 or more. Getting realistic estimates from contractors (or determining the cost of supplies if you plan to DIY the job) is essential to any remodel project. You don’t want to strain yourself financially just so you can have fancy countertops.


#3: Plan easy meals during the project

Since kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most common, this often disrupts the family routine significantly. The stress of living in a chaotic environment can also be quite tedious for everyone in the household. Realistically determine how long the project will take and do some smart meal planning. You might not want to eat out for every meal, but kids will enjoy picnics outside and backyard barbeques, both of which keep the mess and meal stress out of the kitchen.


#4: Purchase quality products

The last thing you want when a remodel project is finished is to have it deteriorate quickly. Low quality supplies achieve poor, cheap looking results. When you spend thousands of dollars on new carpet, you do not want it falling apart within a year or two. Spend the extra cash to get quality products so you will not have to repeat the projects again within a short time.


We can help get the most for your money

Your experienced realtor at Gloria Nilson and Co. Real Estate can help guide you in a direction that would be the most profitable for home resale. Our realtors have the knowledge to assist you in which projects would be the most valuable to your home. When you need tips on Rumson, NJ real estate or surrounding New Jersey areas, we are excited to help you navigate these areas. You dream home is within reach. Call us today!

Published June 14, 2017 in Home Care