A whole-home remodel is typically a large project that involves time and money. So, it’s important to make the right decisions right from the start. Although some hassle is always expected during a project this big, you can minimize the issues if you plan things out well and get what you really need.
To succeed in your project, here are some valuable tips:
Maximize Floor Space
Many homeowners who have had a complete remodel are happy with the open floor plan or a close variation of it. During a typical home, you’re likely to find walls separating the kitchen from the living room and the dining room. Try a new approach, and get rid of the walls. If you want to have the illusion of separation between rooms, try using a variation of the floor type or carpet color for every one of them. Where doors are important, such as the bathroom, install a pocket door. You can also install a pocket door between the toilet and the shower or tub area so two persons can use them at the same time.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is one of the top concerns for most families these days. To improve your new design build project’s use of energy, add insulation in the attic and the crawl spaces. If you’re in the market for new appliances, it’s also a good idea to replace your old ones with ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances that are also designed to save space.
Preserve and Restore Windows
If you own a historic home, you might want to consider preserving the windows to also keep the look. Outfit single-pane windows with double pane if it’s more cost-effective and doesn’t change the looks of your windows. You can add storm windows for better energy efficiency.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
A good kitchen remodel is known for making owners happy, whether they’re keeping the house or selling it in the future. Instead of following the trendiest designs, think about something simpler and more utilitarian without sacrificing aesthetics. The point is you want your kitchen to age well. A kitchen that provides a stark contrast to the rest of the home is a poor use of your time and money. Replace your old appliances with better and more energy-efficient ones.
Fort Bend Builders can help you redesign and rebuild, whether it’s only a portion of your home or all of it. Call us now at (713) 714-1343, or use our contact form to schedule a consultation. We can help with your project in Richmond, TX.