We are back to assist you with your remodeling challenges! A couple of weeks ago we gave you your first steps, now it is time to pick your materials.
AT THIS POINT, YOU SHOULD HAVE: selected the room you are working on, inspiration photos, a wish list of items, and a budget.
SHOPPING GUIDE: We recommend that you keep your material selections in a neutral pallet for the best long term investment. Choose one tonal value to keep your design cohesive. Heres an article on color undertones to help!
SHOPPING: I recommend Home Depot. Even if you choose to purchase your items elsewhere they have a selection of everything on your list, so you can easily see how they look together.
- BACKSPLASH: it will have the most personality in your kitchen unless you are a white subway tile person. Find 1 or 2 thing that you like and put them in your cart.
- FLOORING: grab a few samples with a common color tone and head to the cabinet and counter area (#1 choice in flooring is laminate)
- COUNTER TOP: take the backsplash tiles and hold them against the samples until you find a couple choices that look good together. If your backsplash has a lot of pattern, then choose a simple counter top or vice versa.
- CABINETS: bring in a couple of cabinet choices that you think will complement your selections. I recommend asking the specialists in that department for suggestions
- PAINT: select some samples that you think will work with your backsplash selections. I recommend also taking the color cards on both sides of your choice and head back to the cabinet area. Layer all your selections so you can see how they look together. Lay each paint sample against them until you have the choices narrowed down to a few cards so you can look at them again in the lighting of your own home.
- PURCHASE OR CHECKOUT: the samples and take them home. Think on them for a couple weeks. Remodeling is a big investment and not something you should take lightly.
NOW IT’S TIME TO ACT ON YOUR SELECTIONS
Find a contractor, design cabinets and get them ordered, order all other material selections or turn them over to your contractor to do so.
Start emptying the least used areas of the space you are remodeling, then move on the rest as the demo date gets closer.
We assist our clients with materials selection for $300.00 so if you are in the Seattle area and want our assistance give us a call. We would love to help.