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Back To School—For Homeowners

Posted by Jesse Smith on Sep 6, 2013 3:24:00 PM

Back to school for homeownersWhen September rolls around, it’s hard to ignore the “Back to School” theme that we see on television, in ads, and plastered on every store that sells school supplies (or anything that can somehow be connected to school). But kids aren’t the only ones that need to turn their attention to learning. If you’re a homeowner thinking about remodeling in the Potomac, Travila, Gaithersburg or Darnstown area, you may want to think about hitting the books yourself.

An enormous part of any remodeling project is making decisions: about style, about the scope of your renovation, about your budget, about the materials you want to use and about who will be doing the work. I know it seems obvious, but the more you know about what you’re doing, the better your decisions will be. That’s why it’s helpful to start gathering information about the specific kind of remodeling project you have in mind.

Of course, there are many kinds of information that can be helpful. In the early stages of planning your remodeling project, you may be focused on ideas—looking for different ways to achieve what you want in a kitchen, bath or master bedroom renovation. That’s when sites such as houzz.com or BHG.com can be really helpful. Sites like those are packed with ideas that can stimulate your thinking about what’s possible.

Once you’ve collected ideas and have a sense for what you want to do, you’re going to want more specific information. Let’s say you want to remodel your kitchen. You want specific answers about kitchen design, materials for kitchens, common mistakes in kitchen remodeling, and so forth. That’s when you want to take advantage of white papers and special reports that talk about those specific issues. That’s also why we offer the Design Your Ideal Kitchen guide that you can download for free.

Even after gathering all this information, you’re still likely to have questions about your specific project and how to make it turn out the way you want it. After all, you want your home to be uniquely yours, and you want it to reflect your personal sense of style. When you reach that point, there’s really no substitute for sitting down face-to-face with a designer/builder to begin fleshing out your ideas. You’ll get answers from a professional that you’d never pick up in an online article or in a downloadable report.

We make it easy for you to do that. If you’re ready to take a closer, more detailed look at how to turn your remodeling dreams and ideas into reality, I’d be happy to help. You can arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation to talk through the specifics of how to turn your house into your dream home. Or, if you’re not quite ready for a consultation, but have a few questions, give me a call at 888-906-5806.

Back to school and learning—it’s not just for kids. Equip yourself with the information you need to make great decisions that will be reflected in a great home!

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Topics: Gaithersburg, Darnstown, Travila, design build remodeling, Potomic, planning your remodeling project, Kitchen Remodeling