For most people, home remodeling can be a stupendous milestone as a homeowner. Getting your hands dirty and applying expert polish to a bathroom, kitchen or exterior part of your house can – and should – be exhilarating, to say the least.
Though, not everyone shares the same sentiment. It’s not that they hate home remodeling, per say, but rather they lose interest in the planning stages, or might have sticker shock with certain new appliances, or just have absolutely no idea what they want to improve around the house.
All those worries are legit, yet that doesn’t mean this group should throw in their all-purpose towels. Instead, flip that stubbornness on its head and capture that motivational mojo for home improvement.
Easier said than done, right? Wrong. Mapping out which project gets done, assessing how long it’ll take and deciding whether to DIY or hire a home remodeling contractor should all be relatively simple tasks. As long as the determination to get all three phases completed swiftly is there, the planning stages should be green lit in no time.
Just make sure that mapping out select projects coincides to the right season. For instance, no one in their right mind would repaint their house during the dead of winter. Or replace their windows when the outside temps are hitting 100+ degrees.
Speaking of selective projects…
Buy Low So You Can Sell High
Many home improvement plans are stamped out because costs and projected figures get in the way. Could that be because of an overly ambitious person who thinks gold-plated countertops are a good idea? Or maybe this person likes imported stone from Ireland as their home’s siding? Whatever the case is, shooting way over the moon with home remodel prices can quickly catch up and take all the fun out of it.
Instead, spend a little more time researching designs that are both appealing and within an acceptable price range. A great kitchen overhaul can be accomplished with refaced kitchen cabinets of good quality – but relatively low cost – or tiled flooring that isn’t expensive porcelain or hand-crafted. And that’s just one example. There are a ton of reasonable, great looking home projects out there. Besides, one of the best pleasures found from this is that these homeowners have added improvements that could potentially add high dollars to their home’s resale value, and that’s a frugal, sound decision to be proud of.
And that’s the main thing with staying motivated. A lot of it requires a focused plan of attack and plentiful research, while the latter point hints at making smart choices with expenses. Starting off on the right foot with this approach will keep that motivation at an all-time high for future home retouches down the road.