So many young families have begun sharing their home renovation journeys online, and many of them keep detailed logs of how they completed certain tasks and even share the exact materials that they used. For instance, if you love a specific paint color used in the Petersik’s house from the blog Young House Love, you can visit their website to find lists of all the materials used in their home, down to the exact brand and color! No more buying dozens of swatches trying to find the right color, simply order exactly what you know you want.
2. Inspiration Images
Websites like Pinterest and Houzz have completely revolutionized the home renovation world. They are a seemingly endless database of creative color choices and innovative design ideas. You may want to remodel your kitchen with navy blue cabinets but aren't sure what color countertops or drawer handles to purchase. Search online for images of kitchens with the exact cabinets you want and see what details other people, often professional designers, have chosen. Check out our online portfolio for inspiration from our most recent luxury home remodels.
3. See for Yourself
Once you’ve picked the materials that you love for your new home renovation, it's time to get to work. But, do you know how to lay tile? Have you ever hung wallpaper? Not to worry, youtube has got you covered! No matter the task you can be fairly confident that someone has created a youtube video explaining how to complete it in great detail. Take some time, watch a few videos!
4. Crowdsource your Friends and Family
Do you have friends or family who are particularly handy? Don’t be afraid to reach out to people in your life who can give you some tips on how to complete your home remodeling tasks. The same is true for task-specific tools. If you’re laying a new wood floor and you need a hardwood flooring nailer and an air compressor, ask your friends and family first before spending the extra money.
5. If All Else Fails, Hire the Pros!
Doing all of your home remodeling projects may seem fun at first, but can add serious stress to your home life. Don’t be shy about reaching out to the professionals. It’s important to know your limits prior to starting any project. The worst thing you can do is get in over your head and find yourself scrambling for professional help.
There are so many great, free resources out on the internet should you decide you want to take on your own home remodeling project. If you want to get the most bang for your home remodeling budget, take your time, do your research, and take advantage of as many free resources as you can. And if you get in too deep, give Empire Custom Builders a call!