Property Brothers share 15 home remodeling tips

Property Brothers share 15 home remodeling tips

Home remodeling celebrities, the Property Brothers, who have one of the most popular shows on the HGTV network have decided to share 15 of their remodeling tips and tricks.


    • Your home is most likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make so it’s important to get people you trust either to sell you a home, sell your home, or assist you in remodeling one.
    • Dream big. Allow yourself to forget about money for a little bit and just imagine what you’d like to do if money wasn’t an issue. Sure it will be impractical but a dream is a good place to start.
    • Before remodeling, plan ahead. Get several estimates. Make detailed plans. Leave nothing to chances.
    • Be bold but don’t forget about resale value. Remodeling is about finding a balance between your needs and wants and the needs and wants of future homeowners. Unless you’re absolutely certain you won’t be selling, you’ll want to keep in mind what remodeling projects might hurt your home’s value.
    • Don’t go crazy throwing out stuff. Some things can be repurposed. You don’t have to get rid of everything and start over.
    • Don’t worry too much about what’s trendy. Trends change every few years so what’s "in" now will be "out" soon enough. Instead, worry about your own preferences.
    • Don’t be in a hurry to knock down walls. Sometimes, walls will need to come down but a lot of times you can save money by just rearranging furniture and the room’s layout.
    • Don’t waste your time looking at homes before you have established what your budget is. Chances are you’ll end up getting too excited for a home you can’t afford and then you won’t be satisfied with any other homes you look at.
    • When you are determining your budget think about the future and not just the present. Will your family be growing in size in the coming years? Will your income remain constant?
    • Once you’ve set a budget stick to it. Many remodeling projects get out of hand because the homeowner keeps thinking of more ideas mid-project. So decide on a reasonable and realistic budget and stick to it no matter what.
    • Don’t remodel on credit cards.
    • When selling your home, try to be objective and view your home as buyers would. What things do you need to change first?
    • Go online for inspiration. There are limitless ideas there.
    • Value your time. Just because you can save some money by doing it yourself doesn’t mean you should. Perhaps your time is more valuable than what it costs to hire a professional.
    • Don’t have unrealistic expectations from watching Property Brothers. They don’t charge for their time.


Source: Curbed

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