New Year, New Home

New Year, New Home

Happy New Year, friends! Now that 2016 is here to stay, many individuals and families are considering taking on bathroom or kitchen renovations or redesigns. January, February and March are wonderful months to plan and implement renovations. There are no significant holidays or school breaks during these months and travel is usually held to a minimum.

The beginning of the year is especially a great time for smaller renovations that don’t require walls to be torn down. The cold and snow won’t even be a concern. Why not renovate now so you can thoroughly enjoy your new space when spring and summer arrive?

Perhaps financing or a limited budget are preventing you from getting started with your project. Did you know that you can update your kitchen and bath with minimal changes and a very small budget? The design team at Braemar can assist you with this process. We can work within  your budget to make your kitchen, bath or other space feel like a brand new room.

If you want to renovate several rooms but are unsure where to start, always begin with the kitchen. If you’re planning to stay in your home, the kitchen is the most popular room for entertaining. Families and friends love to congregate in and around the kitchen, so why not make this room your top priority?

Furthermore, according to the National Association of Realtors, the kitchen is the single most important room for most prospective home buyers, so if you are looking to sell your home and can only renovate a couple of rooms, make the kitchen one of them.

Simple Kitchen Updates that Wow

  1. Repainting
  2. Changing out the countertops
  3. Purchasing new cabinets or refacing/refinishing your own
  4. Upgrading appliances
  5. Tiling the floor (or cleaning the tile you have)
  6. Changing out hardware/accessories
  7. Adding color with new back splash, a new wall hanging or another new adornment

With one or more of the above changes, your kitchen will look dramatically different. Remember, you can do all of these within a small budget with the assistance and guidance of a Braemar professional.

The bathroom is the second most popular room in a home. If you are planning to stay in your home after renovation, consider the fact that bathrooms are guaranteed a visit from family and friends, so they should be well-decorated, functional, clean and welcoming. Moreover, bathrooms can be renovated on a small budget and have a huge return on your investment if you plan to sell.

Simple Bathroom Updates that Wow

  1. Upgrade the vanity and sink
  2. Tile the floor (no carpet in a bathroom)
  3. Repaint
  4. Change out hardware/accesories
  5. Add a dimmer light or relaxing lighting to leave on when visitors are over
  6. Update the cabinetry

Braemar specializes in kitchens and bathrooms. While we love to work on complete renovations, we also enjoy helping our clients plan and carry out smaller projects. We’re skilled at taking a pre-set budget, whatever that may be, and doing the most with it.

It’s a new year with new possibilities. Now is the time to run with those fun ideas you have. Call us today, and we’ll get started. We are looking forward to it!

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