If you find yourself with extra time you may want to plan your next remodeling project.
Here are some suggestions that will help you have fun while planning.
Determine Your Motivation
Think about the results you want from your renovation. Have you always dreamed of a larger, open kitchen with more storage or are you ready for that luxurious master bathroom? If you are looking for more space, an addition will work best for you. If you are looking for better function and/or flow, a reconfiguration of your layout may be a better choice.
Create Your Wish List
Prioritize your preferences for your project, the must haves and nice to haves. For example, you love the look of Carrara marble, but it doesn’t fit your budget. Consider a granite or quartz alternative that looks the same. Perhaps you’ve always wanted hardwood flooring but it’s difficult to maintain. Consider vinyl plank flooring or porcelain wood look tile products, they are durable and easier on the budget.
See Your Vision
Determine your style. Right now, the most popular style is transitional, a mix of traditional and modern elements. It is simple yet sophisticated and cohesive.
Find Your Inspiration
Use the internet to find items you want to use for your next project. Pinterest is a great place to view products, projects and to get ideas. Watch home renovation shows (take notes) and view contractor websites.
Take the time to have some fun, there are apps such as Home Design 3D, Homestyler Interior Design, Room Planner, Tap Painter and House Flip that will let you create different layouts, choose styles, colors and materials to get you one step closer to having your dream home.