Once you’ve purchased the house you’ve been searching for, you will have to keep in mind (if you ever want to resell) that it will need some work before you leave. Don’t focus so much on trends as those can come and go. Here are 4 tips to think about when getting started:
1. Speak with your real estate agent
Agents are always in the know about what buyers are looking for. They know what finishes, amenities, or upgrades that your home will be expected to have. Consult with an agent to know what qualities are being looked for to make smart decisions on your remodeling work. They will be able to tell you exactly what you will receive on a return and what you will lose money on.
Find out what remodeling projects you can do easily and inexpensively. Remodeling your kitchen is usually one of the more expensive operations, but it is always a good investment. Kitchens receive a great return. This is a good place to start in your renovations if you’re having a difficult time deciding.
Note: Also, think about how you can utilize the space you’re renovating in the most efficient way.
This well hope you create the best design for your project.
3. Consult with an interior designer
After you’ve completed your projects whether it’s a bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen, it’s a good decision to consult with an interior designer about your new space if you’re not feeling confident on your color scheme or design eye. When selling your home, you can have all the right materials and furnishings in your home, but if their display is visually unappealing then you’re not doing yourself any favors. Most home improvement and furnishing stores have their own personal designer on hand. Generally, if you pop in and consult with them, these services are free.
4. Plan for the unexpected
Things come up, and things go wrong. Don’t allow yourself to get frustrated. Plan to have a problem occur. Hidden costs in your renovations come up, and you have to handle them. When creating a budget for your projects, add 10% to the price for problems that may materialize.
Info courtesy of Time Magazone