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How To Make Your Remodeling Project a Good Experience

July 3, 2015

Whether you are remodeling your home to get it ready to go on the market or you are making some changes to the home you just moved into, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare.   In this blog post I will give you a few tips on how to make your next remodeling project a good experience.

  1. 5559352_blogGet hold of a set of plans for your home so that you will be able to take accurate measurements of doorways in small areas such as the bathroom. This will insure that you don’t end up with a door that is positioned in a way that is inconvenient for everyone.
  2. Make sure that you place outlets in areas in which they will be easily accessible. Also be sure not to place outlets in wet areas where you may be at risk for electric shock.
  3. When remodeling your kitchen be sure to place your appliances in an area that will have adequate clearance. There is nothing worse than opening the dishwasher and realizing that you cannot open it all the way because there is a wall in the way.
  4. When moving light fixtures over to make them fit in the center of your table, be sure that you have enough excess chain to make it look pretty and that it won’t end up looking like it was not intentional. If you are a little OCD, this kind of thing will bother you immensely if you do it wrong.
  5. Test your new paint color on the wall before you paint an entire room. Paint is not always the color on the swatch once it is dry. If you can get away with only purchasing one color and stick with that one color you will save yourself a lot of money and time.

Keep these helpful tips and ideas in mind for your next remodeling project and you should come away from it feeling as if you have accomplished something great rather than feeling like you never want to tackle that type of thing ever again.

Information courtesy of Chicago Real Estate Expert Karen Breen Elia.


Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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