Here’s a scenario many homeowners find themselves in: they have made the decision to remodel their home (or part of it), and as they begin the process they don’t know where to start when it comes to design choices.
Sure, everyone knows that decisions have to be made – flooring, cabinets, paint, construction and more. What some people struggle with as they start to solidify their design plans is choosing what look and theme to go with. After all, no one wants a mis-matched home with styles that clash.
Rest assured, there is a logic to the process. At Experts In Your Home, our Remodeling Contractors in Chico and Paradise can answer all of your questions (and even complete the job from start to finish). Whether you are hiring help or embarking on a DIY remodel project, we’re here to help with these tips for choosing the design of your remodel:
Pick a Theme
This is an important step. You don’t have to be a home design expert to know that the “theme” of a house can have a huge impact on the look and feel. There is no right or wrong here by the way. Some people want a very modern industrial looking design. Others want the cozy country look. Still others want a mix of modern and country, and the list goes on and on.
Find what is perfect for you. A good place to get design theme ideas is houzz.com where you can browse different styles. You can also go to your local home improvement store to get some ideas and see if anything stands out.
Some home design theme ideas:
- Mid-Century Modern
These are just a few of the more popular design options. Whatever theme you choose, it will give you a framework for what you want the remodel to look like and help you into the next step.
Plan What You Will Need
This step can be done with the help of a contractor and design consultant or just on your own if you are going the DIY route. It’s good to make a list of the things you need in your remodel. The list will vary based on which parts of your house you’re remodeling, but should include: flooring, paint, cabinets, hardware fixtures, doors, windows, etc.
Look at Ideas Online or In Person
Once you know what will be a part of your new remodel, it’s worth spending time – potentially lots of time – looking at ideas. After all, you may plan to live with this design for many years. Here are some ideas of places to look:
Online stores and websites such as:
There are many more places online to search, the important thing is to get those ideas!
Home Improvement Stores:
- Home Depot
Home Design Centers & Showrooms:
- Flooring Stores
- Lighting Stores
- Furniture Stores
Another option to get inspiration for design creativity is touring new construction model homes in your area and paying close attention to the design elements. Snap some photos of your favorite features and then shop for similar materials or tell your contractor that’s the look you want in your own remodel.
Once you have an idea of this very important part of the home remodeling process, you can move forward with your home renovation. If you’re paying a contractor like Experts In Your Home then they will take care of the timeline, but if you are DIY-ing it then you’ll feel confident buying the pieces for your home that fit your style.
If you would like help with your home remodel, contact our General Contractors in Chico and Paradise today. We’ll help you through every step of the process!