It’s National Home Improvement Month. Let’s Get Started!

You probably spent a great deal of time indoors during the past 12 months, staring at all the things in your home that could use some updating. Well, in 2021 it’s finally time to stop dreaming and start doing! And May is National Home Improvement Month, so get ready to start sprucing things up.

We’re ready to help by offering some tips and advice to get you started on your next remodeling project!

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Value Engineering

Don’t know where to begin? Take a look at those to-do lists and narrow things down by asking yourself this simple question: “What project would make the biggest difference in how well my home suits my family’s lifestyle?”

One of the biggest considerations in starting a home remodeling project is usually the budget you have for it. So that means we’ll want to help you take a look at the “cost vs. value” aspect of any project and help you decide on trade-offs you can make to get started on the right track.

Value engineering is a budgeting, planning, and design technique that allocates more funds to the areas that are most important to you. Every homeowner has different priorities, and we will strive to understand yours and build your remodeling project around what is most important to you.

Is Your Home a Center for an Active Lifestyle?

Does your family have a busy, active lifestyle?  The time spent in your kitchen may be used more for keeping track of your family and their schedules than cooking elaborate meals.

Custom kitchen by Merrill Contracting & Remodeling

For this kind of project, we might allocate the budget to easy-to-maintain counter and floor surfaces, time-saving smart appliances that you can control with a phone app, and extras like a beverage center and prep sink so everyone can pitch in. To make your kitchen beautiful and welcoming as well as hard-working, we’ll concentrate on making a wide-open floor plan with a large island so it can be the perfect spot for your family to gather and you can entertain informally and casually.

Is Your Home a Place for Elegant Entertaining?

Custom kitchen by Merrill Contracting & Remodeling

Perhaps you’re a homeowner who enjoys entertaining and takes pride in preparing elegant gourmet meals for family and friends. For this project, we might allow the greater part of the budget for professional-grade appliances, a food preparation area suited to your cooking style and high-end fixtures and finishes to complete the look.

Your floor plan may also be different from that of a busy family. It may include an island where guests can gather outside of the food prep area but keep the dining room and add a butler’s pantry instead of opening up a great room, so you can host larger dinner parties and holiday get-togethers in a more formal setting.

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The key to the success of a project is in taking the time to understand your needs and wants and then planning your project’s budget around them. One remodeling project will not fit every homeowner, but one remodeling company can.

You can count on us to take the time to understand what you want, and to deliver it with exceptional quality and customer service. Let’s talk!

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