Tips for Choosing Products for Your Remodel
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 02:59
Written by bkshowplace
Monday, 23 June 2014 02:59
Choosing products is one of the most fun parts of the remodel process because this is where your personal style and creativity really begin to show. However, if you go about it the wrong way, product selection can be frustrating, can lead to delays, and you might not get exactly what you want. Follow these product selection tips to ensure your remodel goes smoothly!
Choose Products Early
Home remodels typically begin with a design and then products are selected. But what happens if you realize later on that you want a double-wide refrigerator and the design only left from for a narrower fridge? Because of this, it is best to start choosing major products as early as possible.
Schedule an Appointment at the Showroom – and Come Prepared
You can visit The Bath & Kitchen Showplace location nearest you at any time without scheduling an appointment, but you will get the most out of your experience if you schedule an appointment with one of the remodel experts. The expert will sit down with you to listen to your needs, personal style preferences, and budget. Based on this information, the expert will be able to recommend products.
Be sure to come to the appointment prepared with information like your house and design plans, budget information, and any pictures you have from magazines.
Order Well In Advance
The Bath & Kitchen Showplace can usually supply products very quickly, but some specialty products might require a longer time. It is best to order your products well in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays in your remodel.
Take Pictures of Products
With so many products to choose from, it can be difficult to make a choice. Don’t feel pressed to make a decision on the spot! Instead, bring a digital camera with you and take pictures of the products you like. Then look at these later while in your home to get a sense of which ones you really like best.
Know Where to Splurge and Where to Save
Budget is always a concern when it comes to home remodels. However, if you skimp too much on some areas, it could end up costing you later on! Know which areas you can save on, such as choosing a veneer instead of hardwood for your cabinets, and which areas you need to splurge on, such as durable countertops and flooring.
Products Should Match Your Home
While you might absolutely love a fixture or product, it is important that it goes with your home. For example, you probably wouldn’t want to put modern fixtures in a Victorian home.