Even if your new home is everything you ever wanted it to be, there’s a fair chance that it still doesn’t have that comfortable “lived-in” feel. Here are some easy tips on decorating a new home and making each room feel warm and welcoming.
- Texture is huge when it comes to making a home both look and feel cozy and comfortable. Soft rugs, overstuffed throw pillows, flowing draperies and touches of natural wood are all ways of easily incorporating textural elements.
- Strategically placed table and floor lamps are both practical in providing good lighting for reading or crafts, along with making the space appear more intimate.
- Don’t hesitate to allow a room, especially an over-sized room, to do double duty. In a large living room, either arrange several sitting areas or create one large conversation zone, along with a separate space for gaming or watching television.
- Mix up furniture styles. Your home shouldn’t look like a furniture showroom. While visual harmony is important, comfort and functionality is paramount.
- Surround yourself with things that define you. Family mementos, vacation souvenirs, books and crafting and hobby materials are all objects that turn a house into a home.
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Design your dream kitchen using the following suggestions from Design Build Team to make the process easier.
- Decide what you need in a new kitchen based on the size of your family and the area that is being remodeled. List your priorities.
- Research and refine your list to develop a workable, flexible budget.
- Find professional kitchen designers and discuss your needs and budget.
- Sketch a design with the preferred layout of appliances, work stations and eating areas.
- Decide on all of the features you would like including flooring, appliances, countertops, sinks, faucets, lighting, cabinets and finishes. This will involve shopping and comparing tile, stone, wood and other materials.
- Continue with the design development involving the elevation of cabinets, counters and appliances.
- Get estimates from at least three different contractors.
- Prepare for the old kitchen’s demolition. This involves moving out anything you want to save along with dishes, serving items, cookware and utensils. Your kitchen will not be usable during the remodel.
- Go over your check list when the remodel is finished before you sign-off on it and be sure everything is covered.
The Design Build Team can design your dream kitchen that will add beauty, convenience and value to your home.
Remodeling is a complicated process, making it difficult for homeowners to anticipate all possibilities and prepare for them beforehand. However, homeowners can minimize the impact of surprises on both their homes and their budgets with some forethought.
Homeowners need to watch out for these unexpected remodeling costs:
- Remodeling can raise assessments of a home’s value, resulting in a bigger bill come tax season.
- Sometimes, homeowners stumble upon hidden problems such as mold and pest infestations that need to be cleared out before remodeling can proceed. Other homeowners might underestimate their remodeling costs because of unpleasant surprises in their local building codes.
- Often, remodeling means not being able to use certain rooms in the home, meaning that homeowners will need to find some method to make up for the loss. For example, if a homeowner cannot use the kitchen for the duration, that homeowner will need to start eating out more.
- Depending on the rooms being remodeled, homeowners might end up scrambling to find sufficient space to store their displaced possessions. Off-site storage starts at around $20 a month, but can go up into the hundreds depending on the conditions needed.
For a smooth and uncomplicated Kansas City home remodel, please contact us at Design Build Team.