With climbing temperatures this summer and indoor activities on the rise, many homeowners are looking to embark on home improvement journeys to create a luxury oasis within their spaces. From full home remodels to smaller scale swaps, Erica Illions, Residential Designer at Kitchen Design Concepts, a leading home remodeling and design company based in Dallas, shares tips for homeowners looking to freshen their spaces this summer, either by a full remodel or refreshing a room like replacing the backsplash in the kitchen.
Determine which area of your home you would like to refresh
Kitchen and bathroom renovations are considered the most valuable investments for homeowners. These areas are of utmost priority to potential buyers, making them key focal points when it comes to adding value and increasing the appeal of a home. When hosting guests or entertaining, the kitchen and bathroom are the most frequently visited areas of the home. Kitchens are considered to be the “heart of the home” and can serve as the design epicenter, creating a foundational tone for the rest of the home.
Determine your budget
To begin the remodeling journey, Kitchen Design Concepts advises homeowners to allocate approximately 20% of their home's value toward the project. This strategic investment ensures that the renovations yield substantial improvements without exceeding the market's resale prices. By taking this step, homeowners can confidently embark on their remodeling project with a clear understanding of their budgetary considerations.
Additionally, determining the highest priorities within the renovation is crucial for homeowners seeking to stay within budget. Whether it's selecting quality materials, upgrading countertops, or updating cabinets, Kitchen Design Concepts helps homeowners make informed decisions that align with their preferences while ensuring cost-effectiveness. Our team of experts guides homeowners through this process, providing valuable insights to ensure a successful outcome.
Do your research
One of the initial stages of any home renovation is selecting the right design firm. Valuable resources such as NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) and NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) can aid homeowners in finding certified professionals who excel in the field.
Kitchen Design Concepts offers personalized experiences to clients. The process begins with a virtual meeting, allowing homeowners to connect with their dedicated design team and gain a deeper understanding of the remodeling process. This transparent approach ensures that expectations are met and that clients are well-informed throughout the entire project.
Consider your options
For homeowners seeking a more affordable and time-efficient option, Kitchen Design Concepts offers Revive projects, an alternative to refreshing your spaces without undergoing a full remodel. This service focuses on transforming existing areas to align with desired aesthetics, encompassing components such as painting cabinets, replacing countertops and backsplashes, and adjusting raised countertops. Revive projects typically require budgets and timelines that are 50% less than full remodels, making it an ideal solution for those seeking impactful changes on a limited scale.
From painting cabinets to lighten up a space to incorporating bold wallpapers with vibrant or natural prints, homeowners can create trendy and appealing environments without the costs associated with a full renovation.
Discover your style
To assist homeowners in discovering their design preferences, Kitchen Design Concepts recommends exploring platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Houzz. By sharing their favorite designs with the team, homeowners can provide valuable insights into their style and aspirations, enabling recommendations that bring their dream space to life.