March is Here! Time for Home Remodeling
With March here, it may not quite be time to start planting your garden, but it’s a great time to “plant seeds” for a home remodeling project.
That’s because a successful home remodeling project doesn’t happen overnight. It requires thought, planning, and preparation. Doing your homework now means that when it’s time to actually start your project, you’ll be better prepared when the hammers and saws actually come out.
Where do you begin? It helps to prioritize your needs. A simple chart like the one you see here can help you identify your home renovation needs according to things that are “Must-haves”, “Nice-to-haves”, and “If-money-was-no-object”.
- Kitchen redesign for more workspace and breakfast nook.
- Replace fixtures in Guest bath/powder room
- Replace worn deck on rear of house
- Island in the kitchen
- New appliances
- Larger window for more light
- New cabinets
- New sink
- Extend deck to allow for more seating/grill
- Granite countertops
- Wood flooring
- Fun, “artsy” sink and extra built-in storage
- Create “outdoor kitchen” on the deck with built-in seating
Prioritizing this way helps you budget for the things that really matter. But sometimes, you may find that some of the “nice-to-haves” (and even some “if-money-was-no-object” items) aren’t much more expensive because your labor is already covered.
After you’ve determined what you want/need to do, then you can start looking at ideas on sites such as houzz.comfor ideas. And then you can talk to us about how to turn those ideas into reality.
March Home Maintenance Tip:
March 19 is officially the first day of spring for 2016, and that means it’s time for spring-cleaning. HGTV offers 7 Spring-Cleaning Tips that can make this yearly task a bit less of a chore.
Your home and property are always good places to invest your dollars. Give us a call (203-269-9204) with any project questions – we are here to help. Thanks again!
Mark & Nancy Benson