When you’re doing something as big and exciting as remodeling, you want to make sure you don’t regret your decisions. After all, not only are you making a big investment; you’re going to live with your remodel day in and day out.
Thankfully, there are some sure steps you can take to avoid remodeling remorse. Here are three techniques to keep from making remodeling decisions you’ll regret later!
Does It Cost A Lot? Make Sure You See It In Person.
Things like color and dimension don’t necessarily come across online. That’s why it’s vital to avoid ordering your big stuff on the Internet.
This is especially important these days, when a lot of online vendors are deliberately misleading people about their products only to deliver something much shabbier. Often times, these places don’t allow returns, so you’re stuck with a terrible product you won’t use.
A good rule of thumb: If the item is so expensive that a disappointment would be a major blow, see it in person before you buy it. For smaller items, however, it’s safe to test the waters with interesting items bought online.
Wait For the Things You Really Want.
When remodeling, some homeowners can make the mistake of trying to do things as quickly as possible. Efficiency is important, but attempting to do things too quickly just to finish the project by the holidays ignores your long-term satisfaction.
Unique pieces take longer to come in. Doing things the right way, instead of the fast way, takes longer to do. But in the end, you’ll be happier with the results and avoid remodeling remorse by being patient.
Hire a professional! We mean it!
You’re thinking: Of course the Very Cool Guys would say this, since they’re in the business of home remodeling.
But seriously, we would advise you to hire a professional to avoid remodeling remorse. So many people go way over budget, take way too much time, and produce results way beneath their expectations because they tried DIY remodeling.
There’s a time and a place for do-it-yourself projects; the kitchen you’ll use every day of your life for years probably isn’t one of them, unless you’ve got some professional skills.
Eliminate headaches – and potentially save money in the long run – by working with a contractor you trust to come up with a design and see it through to its conclusion.