Give your home a facelift in 2018

Give your home a facelift in 2018

Can you believe 2017 is about to come to a close? A new year is  a great time to plan a renovation. If it’s time to give your home a facelift, perhaps 2018 is the year to do it. In fact,  January, February and March are wonderful months to plan and implement renovations. While weather can be a factor in some regions, there are no significant holidays or school breaks during these months and travel is usually held to a minimum.

The first quarter of a year is an especially good time for smaller renovations that don’t require walls to be torn down. This alleviates cold and snow from being a concern. And when you renovate in the winter, you can thoroughly enjoy your new space during the warm seasons.

If financing or a limited budget are preventing you from starting a new project, did you know you can update your kitchen and bath on a very small budget? The team at Braemar can assist you with every step of the process. We will work within  your budget to make your kitchen, bath or other space feel like a brand new room.

If you want to renovate several rooms but don’t know where to start, always begin with the kitchen. If you’re planning to stay in your home long-term, the kitchen is the most popular room for entertaining. Families and friends love to mingle in and around the kitchen, so why not make this room a top priority? Similarly, if  you’re planning to sell, a renovated kitchen can increase the value of you home.

Below we offer some simple steps that will make a huge impact.

Simple kitchen upgrades

  1. Repainting
  2. Changing the countertops
  3. Purchasing new cabinets or refacing/refinishing your own
  4. Tiling the floor (or cleaning the tile you have)
  5. Updating or switching out appliances
  6. Replacing hardware/accessories
  7. Adding color with new back splash, a new wall hanging or other adornment

Completing one or more of the above changes will make  your kitchen look drastically different, and remember, with the assistance of a Braemar designer, you can make these updates even on a small budget.

After the kitchen, the bathroom is the second most seen and utilized room in a home. If you are planning to stay in your home after renovation, consider the fact that bathrooms are guaranteed a visit from family and friends, so they should be functional, aesthetically-pleasing, clean and welcoming. Bathrooms can also be renovated on a small budget and have a huge return on your investment if you plan to sell.

Simple Bathroom Updates that Wow

  1. Upgrade the vanity and sink
  2. Repaint
  3. Tile the floor (no carpet in a bathroom)
  4. Replace hardware/accessories
  5. Add a dimmer light or relaxing lighting to leave on for visitors
  6. Update the cabinetry

At Braemar, we specialize in kitchens and bathrooms. While we love to work on total-home renovations, we also enjoy helping our clients plan and carry out smaller projects. We’re skilled at assessing and planning for our clients’ budgets.

A new year brings new possibilities. Now is the time to run with your renovation goals. Call today, and we’ll get started. We are looking forward to it!