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Tips for Choosing Kitchen and Bathroom Finishing Materials like the Pros

Homeowners can be easily overwhelmed when it comes to choosing materials to finish off a bathroom or a kitchen in their home. There are not only so many choices available, but also the amount of finishes that need to be selected. Homeowners will have to make decisions on countertops, flooring, molding, doors, trim, cabinets, and lighting and plumbing fixtures. Sometimes a remodeling project or building a new house may seem like more work than it’s worth.

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Here are some tips that we use when we are choosing kitchen and bathroom materials:

As a homeowner is thinking about remodeling their home, you need to start looking at websites and magazines to get ideas of what you like and what you don’t like. You should keep a file with everything from color samples and fabrics to sinks and fixtures.

You will want to find out how your contractor wants you to choose all of the finishing touches. Will the contractor want to take you to different stores or will he want you to choose items from a catalog. No matter which option you choose, it is important to purchase everything before the construction begins. This will save time, because there won’t be any delays as we are waiting for materials.

You need to set a budget and stick to it. It is very easy to want everything that looks nice, however it can be very difficult to justify those purchases if it is going to double or triple the budget. Most contractors are good at helping homeowners choose the best items that are within budget. We can also let you know what is worth spending money on and what can be done for a lesser amount.

Hiring a designer will help you figure out if your plan will work the way that you want it to. There is nothing worse than remodeling a space and finding out that the kitchen table that you have already purchased for the space will not fit. The designer will also choose materials and colors that match, so that you have a room that looks nice and inviting.

You shouldn’t follow every new trend as you are remodeling. Some trends do not last very long and no one wants to install a nice backsplash that will have to be replaced in a couple of years. Make sure the trends you do choose to follow are trends that we feel will last for many years to come.

Choosing the right finishing materials for a project is a lot of work, but you need to understand that you are the only one who can make these decisions. We will not be living in the house, so we do not get much of a say as to whether the cabinets should be white, brown, or black. However, we can assist in helping you decide which features are worth it to spend money on and which ones they shouldn’t spend extra money on.

The home base for Barts Remodeling is located in Chicago, and we provide all types of home improvement and remodeling services throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call at 312-714-5454 if you would like to schedule an appointment with us for your upcoming remodeling project.

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