Whether you’re thinking about remodeling your entire home or just a specific room, there are quite a few decisions to make. When you hire a professional designer, he or she can make a major difference with the overall process. Not only will they assist you with design options and ensure that they are efficient, they can also assist you with scheduling the contractors and installers.
After meeting with you and walking through your home, a professional designer may recommend that you focus first on one or more of these rooms:
- Entertainment room
- Home library
If you decide to go with a custom kitchen design and remodeling, then kitchen cabinetry may be at the top of your list. Does your current kitchen cabinetry have water damage? Are your cabinets in otherwise poor shape with nicks, stains, and discoloration?
While you may have considered re-facing your kitchen cabinetry, you can actually save money by having new cabinets designed and installed. When you re-face your old cabinets, you would need to have them fixed first.
You may also be interested to know that modern cabinetry has several user-friendly options. Just one of these features is full-extension roll-out shelves. These shelves make it considerably easier to reach all those items that were previously just beyond your grasp.
Another important point to know is that certified cabinets can withstand temperatures between -5-to-120 degrees Fahrenheit. They are also resistant to blistering, discoloration, and other damage that could result from spilling coffee, pasta sauce, and other kitchen mainstays such as cooking oils and vinegar.
While you may have your eyes on a specific style of kitchen cabinet, your appliances, countertops, and backsplashes should be the number-one priority. Your professional designer will offer custom kitchen cabinet design options that work well with the overall design.
Are you planning to remodel your bathroom as well? If so, Remodeling Magazine’s annual “Cost vs. Value Report” indicates that it can be a solid investment. An average mid-range bathroom remodel, for example, may cost approximately $16,128.
If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, then your return on investment is approximately 72.5% of the costs you may incur. This can make a difference with your asking and selling price.
You may also be interested to know that it’s a good practice to place new fixtures close to your existing pipes. This can save you money with both demolition and reconstruction.
Since you don’t want to sacrifice style for functionality, you may be interested to know that modern designs are both water-efficient and functional. If you’re concerned about cost, just remember the environmental benefit and what you’ll potentially save on your water bill over time.
After you have kitchen and bathroom remodeling, you may want to focus on your home library or entertainment room. A professional designer can assist you with choosing entertainment cabinetry to house your sound system, wide-screen TV, and other home entertainment devices such as video game consoles.
Once you have your entertainment cabinetry installed, next on the list will be your home library design. Just imagine having enough home library cabinets for all of your books, magazines, and CDs. You can also have extra entertainment cabinetry designed and installed in anticipation of future purchases.