Another age old conundrum with home improvement projects is the trade off of what I like versus what I can afford. Everyone struggles with this reality where finances and costs are pulling one side of your brain, versus the emotional trigger of I really want and like “this” to be a part of my project.
One method in helping resolve this debate in your head, or worse yet with your spouse, is to have developed a detailed budget for each item in your project. As an example, you might have a patio project that includes 10 key items like the following. Read More
Many homeowners embark on home improvement projects they have never done before. So, they struggle when determining a high level budget. Many reasons for the struggle is because this budget is completely unknown. Here are some steps to consider in helping you develop a budget. In order to see if a project is even financially feasible for you, these steps will come in handy. Read More
Creating budgets is a must for your home improvement projects. Creating home improvement project budgets will help everyone involved in your project understand the overall fiances. Home improvement project budgets provide a compass on when and how to proceed with your project. When planning a project, there are various aspects for budget considerations. Read More
This is an age old question, which comes first, design or product selection. That probably ultimately depends on your approach, and the type of home remodeling project you are undertaking. Below are examples of how one can come before the other, and a third example where they are happening simultaneously.
With larger and more complex projects, the design usually comes before the product selection phase. A good example is a kitchen remodel, which is one of the more complicated projects. You really need to design the layout of the new kitchen and the overall style and look of the Read More
Many homeowners fall into the trap of “I will just hire someone to do this project for me” so therefore I don’t really need to do much on this project. Hiring an interior designer and a contractor doesn’t relieve you of the responsibility to manage the six key elements of a project. You still have to work with our outside consultant on all six aspects of the home remodel project. Let’s take a look. Read More