4 Tips for Making Your Remodel Beautiful and Functional

4 Tips for Making Your Remodel Beautiful and Functional
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    You’ve been planning a fabulous remodel of your home for some time now, and at last you’re ready to roll.

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With the blueprint, crew, and budget in place, your forever home will be completely updated very shortly. You want to be sure and get everything done that is needed to make your home run smoothly and comfortably as well as looking gorgeous. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Plan Holistically

Unless dictated by budget constraints, avoid making random upgrades in your home. Instead, plan a comprehensive overview of the final effect you want for your house.

This doesn’t mean you will have to get everything totally updated. But all the changes you make during remodeling should flow into your home’s overall style and current design.

For example, if most of your home has a relaxed rustic look, and you plan to add a French boudoir feel to your bedroom, the connecting pattern may be disrupted.

Of course, you can remodel however you wish, but you may want to coordinate new and existing designs to some degree.

Include HVAC Updates

If you are going to spend a fair sum renovating your home, don’t forget the air that circulates throughout your house year-round. If your heating and cooling system is relatively new, you may not need to buy new equipment.

However, it is a good idea to schedule a heating inspection and air conditioning service to ensure the rooms are receiving quality air flow.

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For example, a HEPA air filter may be needed, or if you have one, it may need to be serviced or replaced. The air ducts could be cleaned to remove built-up dust and debris in the vents. Keep your indoor air fresh for comfort and health in your refinished home.

Check Water and Electric

If your plumbing and electric box are dated, this is the perfect time to update them for safety and convenience. You don’t want to invest in major renovations only to later discover mold in the basement from drippy pipes or an inadequate electric hookup for new appliances. You can enjoy your refurbished home with peace of mind knowing that the essentials are in good working order.

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Add Amazing Accents

Assuming you are not able to completely overhaul your home, add special touches to areas that need freshening. New window dressings or blinds, furniture covers, throw pillows, and area rugs along with some updated lamps or light fixtures can improve the look of any room even without major construction changes.

A thoughtful approach to your home remodel can make it look better than ever and function efficiently for years. Consider strategies like these to keep your home comfortable and attractive for residents and guests alike.

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