Tips on home remodeling

When most people think about home remodeling, they tend to get worried that it will lead to more and more projects so they decide to just keep their out-dated kitchen as it is. The thought of remodeling your Houston home can be overwhelming. Before you decide to hold-off on that dream bathroom out of fear of the project turning into something bigger, we at Century Construction Services want to introduce a list of things you can do to help make the remodeling process run smoothly and stay on track.

1. Have a Vision

Start pulling together anything and everything you like; from color schemes, layouts, to appliances, everything. Just as many life-coaches advise you to create a vision board for your goals, you should create one for your remodeling goals. Find pictures of things you like, and compile it all together. Having a clear vision of what you want will help you and your contractor stick to the design you want.

2. Measure Everything

Make sure you have a good and accurate idea of the measurements you are working with, from door sizes to wall lengths and window widths. Knowing the scale of the room you have to work with will help you find ideas that are reasonable and feasible. Do not stress too much about this, your contractor will do all the dirty work here, but you don’t want to get your hopes up on a plan that won’t fit in your space.

3. Find a Contractor

You should look around for the right company to handle your remodeling. Do some investigating on your remodeler’s experience, qualifications and reviews. Once you find a company you feel good about working with, interview them! You and your contractor will be working close together during the renovation process, so interview them like you would a potential roommate (because let’s be real, that is basically what they will be). Make sure that your vision is clear, and that their goals align with yours before the process even starts.

4. Expect the Unexpected

Even the most experienced remodeling companies cannot always anticipate what lies behind walls, under ceilings, or beneath floorboards. Sometimes plans will have to change. Challenges will more than likely arise and decisions will have to be made. Work with your contractor to make the best decisions for your budget and your space. Keep in mind that most remodeling projects will end up costing 30% more and take 25% longer than you expected, according to marthstewart.com. 

5. Be Patient

Yes, your house will get dusty. Yes, things will be out of order.  Yes, it might be inconvenient for a little while. You may have to vacuum multiple times a day, or wipe down surfaces time and time again. Remodeling takes time, and creates quite the mess, so be prepared for that beforehand.  You just have to be patient through the process, and trust that your remodeling crew will get the job done as quickly as possible, and leave your space looking better than it ever has. Yes, in the end it will be worth it. 

The professionals at Century Construction Services are highly experienced in remodeling services, and are ready to meet all your remodeling needs in Houston and surrounding areas. We work with every one of our clients to provide the exact design and construction that you have envisioned for your home. We guarantee custom remodeling within your budget, project managers who will communicate with you daily, high-quality craftsmanship, and guaranteed on-time completion. Let Century Construction Services give the inside of your home a facelift that you will love. 

Designing Your Dream Kitchen

Residential Remodeling Magnolia, Remodeling MagnoliaIf you’re thinking about remodeling your home, you’re not alone! Residential remodeling jobs are hands-down some of the most popular projects homeowners choose to tackle, and professional remodeling & reconstruction companies like Century Construction in Magnolia certainly have the experience and expertise you need to get it done! Professional construction and reconstruction contractors can make your dream home a reality.

The first thing we suggest is to go with what you like. If you aren’t quite sure, here are some of today’s popular trends … maybe of which we suspect will stick around for a bit longer, making them a good investment today:

  1. Quartz countertops. These are still a small part of the countertop market share, but the demand is certainly growing! Don’t worry, though, the more traditional granite option is still going strong, too, and remains widely used thanks to its beautiful look and durability.
  2. Single basin/farmhouse-type sinks. Believe it or not, this year there has been an uptick in customers wanting a single-basic kitchen sink.
  3. Exotic, dark wood flooring. Essentially people are going for light countertops and cabinets; and a contrasting dark flood. This trend has been around for nearly a decade now, and is a beautiful and classic look, especially against well-accented countertops and cabinets throughout the space.
  4. Gray is the new white. Seriously. For cabinets, floors, walls, you name it. Gray is in.
  5. Outdoor kitchens. This is obviously a pretty pricey addition during a kitchen remodel. However, the weather in Magnolia is perfect for an outdoor kitchen and living space – especially if it’s designed and built correctly to ensure nice airflow and shade from the sun. If you enjoy spending time outside, it might be a good investment for you and your home and would offer a whole lot of resale value.
  6. Open shelving. It can be tempting to have open shelves due to the convenience of being able to see everything and have everything in arms-reach without opening or closing cabinet doors. It’s a move toward embracing functionality in our increasingly busy lives. However, keep in mind that open shelves require some dedicated organization skills and routing dusting.
  7. Open floor plans. While not a new trend, we certainly don’t see this trend disappearing or fading anytime soon. If you’re dreaming of opening up your space, you can probably rest easy that it will be on-trend for some years to come.
  8. Freezer-on-the-Bottom Refrigerators. Those old side-by-sides have faded quickly in popularity. More and more homeowners are opting to get away from the side-by-side fridge/freezer and go for the newer freezer-on-the-bottom style for functionality and space reasons.
  9. Wine coolers. Need we say more! Wine coolers are becoming a more popular accessory in upscale homes. Feel this is a little too pricey? A simple wine rack is a great addition instead!
  10. Technology. This is for some people and not for others, but with innovations in technology, adding something like auto-on/off sink faucets can be a great addition!

DIY projects are popular today, but doing a residential remodeling or reconstruction job without licensed professionals with training and experience is not the best course of action. There are many safety hazards that come with these jobs and a professional remodeling team like Century Construction Services can offer expert advice and opinion in situations you may not think about. The pros are going to understand the best way to work with your budget to get the job done as soon as they can without cutting corners.