In the midst of all that it can be very easy to lose sight of things and if you go with the wrong people, they'll take that as their advantage and trick you. Whether you decide to work with us or someone else, here are some tips that'll help you into not getting tricked into doing or spending anything that you don't want or much less need.
Tip #1: Overspending is a no-no!
This may seem obvious but this is one of the hardest tips to keep track of because people tend to overlook this and thus it leads to overspending or even underspending! It's been said many times, and many times more; knowing what you need is important. It also doesn't hurt to do your own research such as what you want done, if it'll help the value of your home (especially if you're planning to sell afterwards!), and of course how much money you should stash away for a project.
Tip#2: Keep the style similar
Allow me to clarify what I mean by this with an example. Say you own a historic home and you're remodeling the kitchen which is bound to be the original one. It wouldn't make sense to remodel it and turn it into a modern kitchen because it wouldn't fit the overall style of the home. It'll look like it doesn't belong and no one wants to come to that ideal after they just spent lots of money. In this case, it'd be better to remodel it in the sense of updating the kitchen and not changing too much so the historic charm is still there and it also goes with the rest of the house.
Tip#3: Keep an eye on trends
This is important because if you're on top (or at least somewhat) on the latest and greatest it'll help you when it comes to not only making decisions but also finding cheaper alternatives of the most popular trends. Plus, it adds value to your home.
Tip#4: Keep plumbing and floor plan
If you don't have the money-don't do it! If changing the plumbing and/or floor plan is on your list and budget then by all means. But if you would like to save more money, keep those things where they are because they can seriously get expensive especially in older homes.
Tip#5: Keep in mind hardware, fixtures, and sinks
All three of these things have loads of options from cheap to pricey so it's important to do your research and see what you're comfortable with purchasing. The differences in both cost and quality can range from major to minimal so keep that in mind.
In regards to all three things functionality and necessity are important. For example when it comes to kitchen faucets, having it include a pull-out is a necessity these days (and makes cleaning dishes a breeze). I personally call pull-outs "dish showers" because of the simplicity!
And those are some of the tips that'll help you avoid overspending. Are there other tips you know that weren't mentioned? Let us know!
Til Next Time,