The start of the New Year is the perfect time to breathe new life into your Stephenville home. There are tons of options to choose from when you’re sprucing up your home for 2013, so use these 10 tips as a guide to making your new year renovations just right.
The first thing to do in any home improvement project is to seek out inspiration. Maybe you want to replace your kitchen countertops, but will that new marble go better with hardwood or tile? Draw inspiration from your home and other sources around you to make the design your own.
Assessing your home is a crucial step in the renovation process, and also the subject of the next tip! Give your home a once over. Is there anything that needs to be done before you put in those new countertops? If so, get it done before your big project so you don’t run into any unnecessary complications.
Thinking about your plans for the future goes hand-in-hand with assessing your Stephenville home. If you plan on moving in the next few years, it may be keen to develop the parts of your home that buyers would be interested in. However, if you’re looking to make the home yours rather than just increase the return on your investment, go wild.
You’ve found inspiration, assessed your home and situation, and now you’re eager to start on your project, right? Well don’t forget about the budget! The holidays can take a toll on your budget at this time of year, so don’t rush into anything. Instead, try using the first few months of the year shopping around and planning your home remodel accordingly.
While you’re waiting for the budget to sort itself out, check with your contractor about the permits required, if any, to proceed with your project. You may end up not needing a permit for your particular venture, but it pays to check ahead of time!
Perhaps you’re considering buying a new home altogether. If so, give us a call! There are tons of Erath County homes for sale, so you can find the right one to start the New Year in.