Ready to Remodel? Don’t Make these Mistakes

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Arch City Granite

It’s been said that remodeling your home can be taxing. It’s also tax deductible, a great way to improve your family’s comfort and increase your home’s value.

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But, whether your remodeling project is painful or productive depends largely on your ability to avoid common mistakes that make remodeling miserable.

Here’s a list of three critical mistakes you don’t want to make while remodeling a new or old home:

Mixing without matching. An ultra-modern kitchen is ultra-cool and convenient, but it can also make your home feel awkward if it doesn’t fit with the rest of the surroundings. Imagine a state-of-the-art-kitchen in the middle of a turn-of-the-century farmhouse. It doesn’t always work.

If you really want to modernize your kitchen, pay close attention to the materials you use and make sure they fit naturally into your home’s overall style. And remember, remodeling with granite is always a good idea because it provides an array of color options, works in both traditional and contemporary designs, and stands the test of time.

Living for today. Remodeling your home is a huge investment and undertaking. Make sure to think about how your room–whether it’s the kitchen, a bathroom or an entire floor of your home–will be used for years to come.

Kids grow up, so lowered countertops might not make sense in four years. Trends change, so if you’re in love with a gaudy hue, think about how you can use it sparingly through accents and decor. And always try to choose building materials that will stand the test of time–which is why remodeling with granite is always a good decision.

Vacillating. It’s easy to change your mind in the middle of a remodeling project. After all, your vision for what the project should look like won’t be complete until the project is over. Sometimes, the cupboards you choose that you just know will work perfectly with the granite countertops don’t look great when they’re installed and the granite hasn’t been placed yet.

Avoid vacillating. Make sure you explore every option before you get started with the project. Turn over every slab of granite before committing to remodeling with granite. Touch, test and try your new appliances and flooring materials. Look at a lot of different lights. Changing your mind in the middle of a project can be quite costly.

When you’re in the midst of planning a home remodel, you can also protect yourself by using the kitchen visualizer from Arch City Granite & Marble. It’s fast, free and easy to use when you’re deciding on new countertop materials.

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