Top 5 Things That You Should Keep In Mind For Your Remodeling Project

Home remodeling

Many of us love the idea of remodeling projects. When thinking about home additions and bathroom remodeling, we often find ourselves fantasizing about such projects. However, when it comes time to actually plan out this home remodeling project that we have thought about for so long, it can be easy to make mistakes. In order to avoid these problems, here are a few tips to keep in mind for your next project:

  1. Maximize Existing Space. Let’s face it. Most of us always want more space. It’s one of those things that we just can’t seem to get enough of. By reducing the number of internal walls, and even reorganizing doorways, we can actually create more space within the same size house! This can be extremely beneficial by eliminating the need for any home additions, at the present or even in the future.
  2. Create One Large Living Space. This tip goes hand in hand with the previous one. By creating a large living space the home begins to feel more open and roomy. On the flip side, many small rooms can cause a home to feel cluttered and cramped.
  3. Get a Professional Home Inspection. Having your home inspected early on can ensure that you are following your city’s codes and not breaking in any rules with your planned renovations. This will be extremely beneficial in the long run, as you can avoid fines and project delays further down the line. Thus, while getting a professional inspection done early may seem inconvenient, it will likely save you money down the road.
  4. The Work Triangle. Kitchen remodeling is extremely popular. About three quarters of homeowners change the style of their kitchen during remodeling projects. Part of the reason for this is that kitchen remodeling can have a return on investment of about 83%, perhaps making it one of the most beneficial remodeling projects available. However, in order to maximize these benefits, it is important to have a smart strategy in where to put kitchen appliances. Consider that your refrigerator, stove, and sink should form a triangle, with each point easy to reach. When planning out the new setup of your kitchen, consider reducing traffic flow through the triangle.
  5. Heat Pump Water Heaters. If you don’t already have one, heat pump water heaters can be a fantastic way to cut costs. These are generally kept in the basement and heat up the house with water. Because it takes less energy to heat the house with water, rather than simply creating energy itself, energy costs can be significantly reduced with the use of such a heater.

Remodeling our homes is never an easy task, yet it allows us to essentially redesign the building in a new way that may better fit our lifestyles. In fact, about a third of all renovations involve the entire home. By keeping in mind these five tips, we can ensure that our renovation projects are much more successful. With proper planning, and picking out timeless features, your home can be everything you have ever wanted it to be!

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