As 2018 comes to a close it is time to take a look at the top remodel trends and start planning your home remodel strategy for 2019. There have been some exciting new trends in home remodeling that will continue into the next few years.
In addition to being at the beginning of a trend that has no sign of slowing down, the first two months after the new year are the best to start a remodel. After the New Year, contractors are low on work and willing to drop their prices to get a project.
Taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals after Thanksgiving is a great way to commit to a new project and save heaps of money in the process. If you are looking to do a kitchen remodel in early 2019, look into purchasing the major appliances like the refrigerator, dish washer and range during the Black Friday sales.
Benefits Of Planning Now
If you are considering doing a remodel in the next six months to a year, now is the time to start planning! By locking in some great Black Friday deals you will save a ton of money when it comes time for your remodel.
By taking advantage of contractors down time, you will also save boat loads of money and likely have the contractor take his time to do a better job.
What Should Be On Your Home Remodel Checklist
If you have not started any projects yet, now is a great time to start on a home remodel and experience the joy of what it has to offer! Upgrading a kitchen or bathroom may not sound as glamourous as a Hawaii vacation but it is something you will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Put some of your holiday bonus aside and get prepared for a New Year and a new home remodel project! Don’t know where to start? We got you covered…
Best Home Remodel Project
It might come as a surprise that a bathroom remodel is the top choice for beginner home remodelers. This is one of the most used rooms in the home and dollar-for-dollar you will likely get the most out of upgrading a dated bathroom.
This is based on the assumption that all rooms in your home are average condition at least. If your kitchen is totally dated and many of the appliances barely work, then a kitchen remodel would likely be the better bet.
You don’t always need a contractor to do the work for you. There are lots of simple projects (like paining) that require little to no experience to start.
Don’t get discouraged if your budget is holding you back from a large project. Pick a room to update and talk to your local hardwear store for ideas on giving it a “refresh”.
Talk To People
Ask neighbors what projects they have done to their homes and the contractors they used. You might ask them they recently had their home re-appraised and if so, how the latest remodel impacted the value. You will be very surprised with how much you can learn by just talking with people.
Most of the time they are more than willing to share all of the details about the project – the good, the bad and the ugly! You might consider reaching out to your real estate agent and getting their opinion on what home buyers are looking for when shopping around. This could be a great guide for helping you figure out where to start.
No matter where you start, the best thing is to start somewhere. Simple remodels can add massive vlaue to your home and increase your enjoyment of living in your home.
Start planning today and reep the benefits for years to come!