Our Design & Renovation Process
South Broad Paint & Home Center can help you with this process based on the years of experience our experts have
You’ve probably saved up for months or even years with th! e plan to totally renovate that outdated kitchen/ bathroom. With all the research you’ve done, notes you’ve taken at stores, and Pinterest boards you’ve pinned you likely have a general idea of how much the remodel might cost…. but your estimate might not be quite right. There are so many different factors when remodeling. The benefits are that a kitchen/ bathroom remodel can increase the value of your home and you can easily cut costs with smart design decisions.
When you choose South Broad Paint and Home center you can trust in the fact we can do your complete remodel at an all-inclusive price with no hidden fees or extra costs.
ANALYZE YOUR SPACE
The first step is to decide what is the main purpose of your remodel. Are you looking to add extra space, upgrade the kitchen/bathroom, improve security, make changes for health reasons or just to improve your living space? Is there room to expand or redesign the existing floor plan? Get input from all members of your household to find out their wants and needs. Be sure to consider the short- and long-term implications of your renovation decisions. For example, will you choices increase or decrease the house’s resale value?
As you make your observations, write down your daily routine on paper. The best way to evaluate the functionality of a space is to create a clear picture of what works and what doesn’t work. As you do this, be sure to note all obstacles that now keep your current kitchen or bathroom from meeting your needs. Start to look closely at how you and your family use the kitchen and bath. Note traffic patterns and how accessible the important features are to all family members. It is important to decide what you want to change most and what you can keep or update later. Question everything. Don’t overlook the obvious.
Look through magazines and save photos of rooms, products and floor plans that catch your eye. Collect fabric, wall covering and surface samples. Visit design centers and manufacturer/supplier showrooms.
Don’t limit yourself to what you think you can afford at this point, write down your needs and wants. Build an idea file of the things that appeal to you. The idea file will help you create a context, a look and feel that best reflects your personal tastes and will act as a stimulus and constant reference point for your plan.
You’ve seen what you like. Now you’re getting a sense of how the things you like coincide with how you actually use the space. The next logical step is to look at what this will cost. Money is always an object, so this is a good time to determine how much you want to invest in your kitchen or bathroom.
What is the total amount you are willing to spend and how much can or are you willing to borrow? Set a realistic budget, talk to professionals and get estimates. Establishing your priorities early will help decide where to spend the money