Top Home Renovation Tips from the Experts

Posted on June 12th, 2015 by

Remodeling your home can be an expensive and complex task. The stress from it can affect even the most spirited DIY enthusiast. With that in mind, our design experts at Carpet Mills of America have come up with a few tips to keep your stress levels down and help you get the most bang for your buck when you’re renovating your home.

Analyze How You Live

When remodeling, the first thing you need to do is to think practically about your lifestyle. Any of your preferences, from style to cleaning, can affect the layout of your home, what colors you pick, and the kinds of materials you use. Knowing what kind of lifestyle you have can help guide you through many of the decisions you need to make.

Keep Appearance in Mind

The overall look of a home can make or break its resale value. While some cosmetic issues may not impact the structural soundness of a home, they can take quite a bite out of how much you can expect to sell your home for. Considering what the end product will look like can help you make color and style choices.

Create a Budget

Home renovations are always expensive, which is why it is critical to have a realistic budget before you ever touch a tool. One of the worst things that can happen is to run out of money in the middle of a project. Even though you love the exotic hardwood floors, it might be more realistic for your budget to go with a wood-style laminate floor. Avoid over spending by getting quotes from multiple contractors and tacking on an extra 20% in case of the unforeseen hiccoughs that invariably will arise.

Don’t Overestimate Yourself 

It can be tempting to take on a big project by yourself to save money. If you are an experienced carpenter or have other related remodeling skills, striking out independently might be a good option for you. Without this kind of background, however, trying to renovate your home on your own may be a mistake. Though hiring a professional is more expensive, spending the extra money is better than taking on a project that is too big or complicated for you to handle.

Work From the Ground Up

The flow and function of an area is way more important than what accessories you have or what color the room is. If an area is impractical or inefficient, no one will care what the molding looks like. Spending your initial energy figuring out what kind of layout you want your home to have will make selecting the fun, cosmetic elements easier in the long run.

If you’re planning a home renovation project, stop by our showroom or call one of our Carrollton, TX flooring or design experts at (972) 418-6606 to learn more about our cabinet, countertop, and classic wood flooring options.