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40 Smart, Interesting And Innovative Home Improvement And Renovation Ideas

While lifestyle and comfort go hand in hand, space utility and limitations are also as important while remodeling your home. Technology and innovation are changing the way we build, furnish and renovate our homes. With that in mind, here’s the smartest, most interesting and innovative home improvement ideas.

Technology and innovation are revolutionizing home improvement. There is no telling what will be reinvented or redeveloped next. With the rise of the cost of living, space becomes valuable, not unless you live in Glenview or Kenilworth with 20,000 square foot of living space.

Here are 40 Smart, Interesting and Innovative Home Renovation Ideas

(With Pictures)

1. Smart Bedroom Remodeling Ideas For Small Rooms

When space is the limitation, innovation is your closest friend. You will need to make the most of the little spaces that are otherwise left unaccounted for. Raising your bed above ground creates space beneath and utilizes the already existing above.

Bedroom Furniture remodeling

There’s so much you can do with 30 sq ft of floor space

2. Maximize your living space with space-saving furniture

This is a great idea for studio apartments and lofts in the city. You can save up to 400 square foot of living space with this smart renovation idea.

Living room remodeling

Who says you need more than one room for all your furniture?

3. Convertible furniture

Convertible furniture comes in handy when you have the need for an extra bed for those who choose to sleep over. Sofa by day and bed by night. This is perfect for one bedroom apartments where every inch of living space is valuable.

These amazing furniture ideas save a lot on living space

4. Balcony renovation ideas

You can free up some space on the inside and utilize the balcony area instead. While shopping for furniture, make sure you get all-weather furniture for your balcony as well as the roof top area.

Balcony renovation

Transform your apartment’s balcony area to a relaxation point for tranquility and peace

5. Backyard renovation ideas

If your backyard area is not that spacious, you can try and use transformable chairs. they save on space and are easier to set up. All weather furniture is always available.

These simple but highly effective ideas utilize the limited backyard area space

6. Do It Yourself Jacuzzi ideas

DIY Jacuzzi is a great idea for a home project. They are becoming even more affordable by the day. Alot of innovation has gone into making Jacuzzi installation affordable and available no matter the size of your home.

Jcuzzi installation

Easily install your own Jacuzzi at your back yard

7. Ceiling Renovation Ideas

You can create space almost everywhere, you just need an innovative mind and will to renovate the smart way. This is where professional advise comes in handy. While looking for storage space, your architect can advise you on where you can redesign  create more storage space.

Some books are just to valuable to dispose of. Turn your basement’s ceiling to a bookshelf

8. Cheap Wooden Sheds Renovation Ideas

Cheap wooden sheds create that extra storage space for things you don’t need lying around in the house. While wood is becoming even the more rare by the day, there has never been a better time to invest in lumber construction. Lumber is cheap to build with and very easy to renovate, repair and maintain. It is also warmer than concrete.

Timber sheds

Got extra space in your back yard? These cheap and easy to build timber sheds will provide shelter or storage space


9. Swimming Pool Area Renovation Ideas

Your swimming pool area bears so much potential, only if you know what to do with it. The swimming pool area is perfect for hosting guests, relaxing or partying with friends and family. While considering renovating your swimming pool area, your architect or designer should advise you on how to maximize your resources and space.

There is a lot you can do with your swimming pool area

10. Cheap Container Homes Renovation Ideas

No longer are containers considered storage and transportation mediums. The space has been deemed enough for homes. Engineering and architecture has come a long way in developing alternative homes. Container homes are gaining traction in the industry. You can even make your home mobile, since it’s a container, right? Let’s hold that thought… Moving on!

Cntainer homes

Container homes are a thing now. They are cheap, reasonably spacious and easy to renovate and remodel

11. Cheap Iron-Sheet Homes

These houses are perhaps the most ideal country homes. They do not need a foundation, are solar powered and made of iron; very easy to renovate. Need I mention they are cheap too?

Homes on wheels

Solar powered homes on wheels provide a home away from home

12. Outdoor Stars Installation and Renovation

Sometimes getting into the house through the front door is not always that easy. You can make minor adjustments to the way you move in between rooms in your home. Outdoor spiraling staircases can be installed as emergency exits or just alternative routes.

Split-level homes need more than one access routes

13. Sliding Garage Door Installation and Renovation

Garage doors should have ”sub-doors” when you are entering your garage on foot.

Alternative garage door

Conveniently operate your garage door without extra muscle with innovative garage door alternatives

14. Smart Fireplace Area Renovation and Installation

If the fireplace is that important to you, then there are some nifty ideas architects and designers have come up with. As technology and renovation redefines the way we design our living space, the fireplace cannot be left out during this transformation.

alternative fireplaces

If you like fireplaces, you will love what your remodeler has in store

15. Suspended Bed In Living Area Renovation

Space and more space. If you live in the city especially, you need this. While renovating your small living space, it is always idealistic to consult home renovation experts to know what your options are.

suspended beds

Suspended beds are a great way to maximize living room space for small apartments


16. Garage Space Renovation Ideas

If you are not that keen on keeping things hung or organized in the garage, there are options for you, example these retractable roll-out shelves.

garage space utility

Organize your garage area with innovative space utility shelves


17. Garage Renovation and Space Creation

This is not a wallpaper, you can actually stack your cars in the garage, if you have that many.

Nifty garage storage ideas

Never park any of your cars on the street

18. Cheap And Transformable Sheds

More ideas for sheds. Combining innovation, technology and the goodness of mother nature could be your one way ticket to convenience and smart saving.

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Nifty siding ideas for your shed

19. Pre-assembled Roofing Ideas

If you need things built faster, and you hate lengthy construction work you can get them pre-assembled. Then you can ship to your location. Roofing has come a long way and no longer are iron sheets the only way to roof.

preassembled roofing

Pre-assembled roofs are an innovative way to save on construction time

20. Garden Shed Renovation

The garden shed is one of the best places to store away what you do not use regularly. With the advent of renovation ideas, you can transform your shed to anything you want. The one below, for example is was a shed some time ago. It is now a peaceful area where the owner can have some quiet and alone time.

Innovative shed renovation

Create your little peace of heaven at the back of the main house

21. House On Wheels

If you travel and choose to take the whole, or part of your home with you, you will need all the space and innovation possible.

House on wheels remodeling

Renovate your house on wheels and take advantage of nifty makeover ideas

22. Backyard Relaxation Area Renovation

There are hundreds of ideas for your backyard, and you don’t need a pool area to wow your friends

Garden living

Turn your garden are into a serene and beautiful relaxation area

23. Barbecue Area Renovation and Installation

Always be ready for the holidays with improved barbecue areas, modified for convenience, comfort and style.

backyard kitchen

A kitchen area in your back yard


24. Home Courtyard Renovation

Open plan courtyards are a thing now. Ever wondered the best place to host friends and relax ith family over drinks and what not? Make use of the space in the backyard by installing or renovating the courtyard area.

backyard renovation

Your back yard should complement your style of living

25. Kids’ Bedroom Renovation Ideas

Who says you need a bedroom for each little one? You can work with what you have and come up with something for everyone.

decked beds

One room fits all! Maximize your kids’ bedroom space with double or triple-decked beds

26. Bedroom Furniture Renovation

smart renovation beds

Rethink bedroom furniture with smart renovation ideas


27. Kids Play Area Renovation and Installation

Play-dates for the little ones are a great way to keep your kids occupied while you do important things. It is even better if the play area is within your watch.

kids playground

Remodeling and renovation ideas for your little ones

28. Smart Kitchen Renovation and Space Utilization

Check out these kitchen renovation ideas, featuring retractable working stations, roll-out cabinets and space-saving furniture.

smart kitchen

Retractable kitchen fittings are a great way to maximize your kitchen space

29. Pre-assembled Backyard Installation

Backyard renovation

Awe-inspiring backyard renovation ideas

30. Sauna Remodeling and Installation Ideas

Sauna renovation

Ever fancied your own sauna? Get to know your options

31. Innovative Space-conscious Shower Remodeling and Installation

Your studio apartment needs one of these transformable showers.

Shower options

Shower options for your studio apartment or loft

32. Spiraling Staircase Installation and Renovation

Spitaling staircase

Wooden spiraling staircase add beauty and sophistication to your house

33. Loft Remodeling And Renovation

Suspended beds

Your small living area can be as big as you want it to be


34. Attic Renovation and Remodeling

The attic, if not used for storage can be an extra room, if you need one. You might be amazed by how much space there is up there.

attic renovation

Turn your attic into an extra room with smart renovation ideas

35. Basement Remodeling And Renovation

It might be costly to redo a whole basement, but once it’s done, you will not regret a penny. There are so many things you can do with a basement. Home cinema, gaming room, gym, wine cellar, bomb shelters, bunkers, etc. you never know…moving on swiftly

basement remodeling

Got room below ground level? Renovate it the best way possible with the right remodeling experts


36. Staircase Space Utilization Ideas

Who knew the space beneath the staircase is big enough for a whole toilet! Well, I did and maybe it is, just get in touch with a home improvement professional to find out.

extra toilet

The space beneath the staircase can use a bit of facelift. Why not add a toilet If you don’t already have one

37. Lighting Renovation and Remodeling Ideas

Absolutely nothing beats concealed ceiling lights. It might be tricky to replace the bulbs but that’s a thought for another day. Now, all you need to think about is make your home more beautiful than ever.

lighting ideas

Make your living space come alive with these smart and cool lighting ideas

38. Studio Apartment Renovation and Remodeling


cool renovation

Maximize your living area space with cool and luxurious renovation ideas


39. Backyard Cottages Installation and Renovation


renovated patios

Create a serene relaxing point at the backyard with renovated patio ideas

40. Pre-assembled Homes

Pre-assembled homes are by far the easiest and quickest ways to build. They are cheaper too as they require fewer labor hours. Thanks to innovation and technology, you can now build a home within a week.

innovative preassembled renovation ideas

Pre assembled homes are here with us, get to know your options

Top Trending In Home Improvement And Renovation

What’s trending? Analyses from top designers

Matte Appliances

Smart home renovation ideas

Matte Appliances

There is nothing wrong with making your kitchen all-white. However what’s currently trending is matte. An alternative to aluminum, matte brings out the shine in your kitchen, you will forget stains and muffs around the kitchen and they are very easy to clean.



Marble Home Decor

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Marble as an alternative to ceramic

One of the most liked home improvement ideas on Pinterest revolves around marble. The kitchen, bathroom, and fireplace can use a marble touch.  Marble is shinier than glass and ceramic, making it even the more desirable. Anything that was once ceramic including sinks, the bath tub, wall dividers for the bathroom and toilet could use marble. Choose a theme you can work wit as there are a variety of designs and colors you can work with.

Refined Wood

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Coffee table made of refined wood

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Furniture and Flooring from refined wood

Gone are the days when we used to upgrade from wood furniture to leather or ceramic, wood is making a comeback and it is huge. From carved tables to polished wooden floors, wood, especially hard wood and rare types of wood are becoming even the more popular. Blackwood, mahogany, afrormosia, amazon rosewood, marple tree among others are some of the rare exotic woods that are making a huge comeback, when it comes to home remodeling.

Tiles Decor

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Beautiful wall tiles

Exposed brick is a classic. With technology and innovation, you do not have to have actual brick walls to mimic exposed brick. These new tiles resemble actual brick, which is European. Subway tiles are an alternative to this and boy don’t they look surreal! Tiling has come a long way over the past century, and with the need for more awesome decor ideas, tiles are paving way for the future.

Smart Homes

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Smart homes are the future

Forget automatic garage doors, smart homes are new trends that are slowly turning our houses into gizmo havens. Your smoke detector, home security system, fireplace, lights, thermostat, infotainment system and even drapes can be automatically operated from your smartphone.

And Finally

Before starting a home improvement project, you need as many ideas as possible. The right professionals can guide you through your options. Home improvement should be fun, productive and timely, and at PMPC we do just that.


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Exterior Paint Ideas For Homes in Chicago

The Most Popular Color Shades For Home Exterior Painting

You probably already have an idea of a color scheme for the exterior of your home. You have not yet settled on one, and that is why you are here. Anything that makes up the interior of your house will play a part in the final look. the roofing, windows, landscape color and plantation will contribute to the overall look of the home.

There are hundreds of places you can draw inspiration from. Here’s a guide on how to make the exterior of your home inviting and beautiful, no matter your budget options.

Color Scheme Ideas

Blue can be a great color scheme for houses near blue water bodies and areas with clear skylines.

Shades of Green Paint Ideas

Green color schemes work well for areas with a climate that can sustain green plantation and landscapes










Water Or Solvent – What Is The Ideal Exterior Paint Type?

Painting is the country’s leading home improvement and renovation project. That said, if you have any kind of experience with paint you know that there are a variety of paint types to choose from. We shall consider three basic types of paints. There is paint that requires water and one that requires an industrial solvent in this case oil. The third form is latex. While the two will get the job done if applied correctly, they do not bear the same ramifications.

Here’s what to expect with water-based paint

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Water-based paint is cheaper and more affordable

  • Water-based paint contains a lower VOC (volatile organic content). This means it has a lower impact on the environment.
  • The odor from wet paint is very low
  • Very durable in the long run
  • It is Non-flammable thus suitable for areas with flammable substances
  • Disposal does not have damaging effects to the environment



If you choose oil-based paint, here’s what to expect

exterior paint ideas

Oil based paint is shinier but the odor will linger for longer

  • It is very durable
  • The odor will linger for longer than water-based
  • It is not ideal for areas with naked flames
  • It creates easier to clean surfaces
  • It comes highly recommended for country homes and muddy surroundings
  • If you require high gloss finishes, go for oil-based paint



Latex also has its own ups and downs

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Latex might be expensive but very attractive and close to odorless

  • Easier to handle while doing the paint job on your own
  • Dries quicker than oil-based paint
  • The odor does not linger for long
  • The coating is smoother and shinier than water-based but similar to oil-based
  • It is one of the more expensive options
  • It is the least durable of the three



What’s The Right Paint For My Exterior Siding?

It is important to keep in mind that there is simply no economizing when it comes to painting. Just get the best quality your pockets can accommodate. Paint is not cheap, you would want to invest wisely and pick the right paint for the job. Not every paint is ideal for any siding. If you are not sure, it would be better to consult painting experts.

Vinyl Siding

Oil-based paint or latex will do for vinyl siding. Vinyl has the potential for shine and you can experiment with different colors. Water-based paint would work for dry areas but to be safe just go for oil or latex.

Wood Siding

Definitely latex. Latex is popular with furniture as it tends to blend better with wood. Oil could also work, as it provides an extra layer of protection against adverse weathr, but the flammability issue comes to play.

Cement Siding

Cement is very user friendly. It is far much cost-effective to use water-based paint, but dirt and adverse weather conditions could damage your paint work in the long run. The best paint is oil-based. You will only need to use industrial solvents to clean the surface. You will also get that desirable glossy finish. Latex does not blend well with cement but it is an option too when it comes to window frames and the gutter area.

Red Color Remodel Ideas

If you live in areas that experience the marvel of the sun, especially the sunset, red is the way to go

Shades of brown

Mustard yellow, brown and honey are great color schemes for arid and dry areas that experience sun and cloud in equal measure.

White is best for mountainsides and snowy areas. Countrysides are the worst areas to paint white.

Insider Secrets on How to Choose Exterior Colors

The colors on the walls of your home represent the theme of the house. Perhaps the most complex of choices while doing a home makeover is choosing the colors. The inside of the house, as well as the outside, should bring out the real beauty of the house. Combining colors is also key, as you run the risk of painting either ridiculously uncanny color combinations or dazzling and eye-catchy works of art.

So, how do you the right exterior color for your home? Here’s an insider guide on how to do exactly that.

  1. Make use of your surrounding

Beaches, tropical areas, and mountainsides can be a great inspiration for determining the theme color of your home. For beach houses, country homes and the suburbia, for example, drawing inspiration from the fauna surrounding your home can make your home stand out. Mountain houses can draw cues from the snow. Even the color of the landscape and the soil can give you clues as to what color is most suitable for your home.

  1. Research and Consult

Most home builders already have an idea of the color scheme they are going to use even before they but the house. However, as time goes by the need to change the look, in this case, remodeling brings in the need to replace the color scheme completely. Before you settle on a particular color, consult a professional for advice on what color will work for you. Depending on the type of architecture your home is built by, the right color scheme can bring out the true marvel and beauty of your home.

  1. Factor in Weather and Climate

Bright colors are ideal for hot and warm areas as these colors reflect sunlight, erasing warm weather adversity. Darker colors like brown and darker shades of green and blue, for example, are ideal if you experience more cold weather than hot throughout the year. That is why beach houses are usually white-themed, as houses that bathe in the sun need colors that reflect sunlight.

  1. Consider the Door Color Also

When thinking of the house’s exterior color, we tend to neglect the doors. Same case for the inside. Did you know that the door can be the difference between a perfect color combination and a botched paint job?  More likely than not, the color of the front door will determine the color of the window frames. This can provide pointers as to what color scheme you can work with ultimately for the entire house’s exterior.

  1. Do Not Overthink and Don’t Forget To Have Fun

Have a good time while shuffling the paint catalog and do not attach too much thought into it. The problem with overthinking is that you might waste valuable time jumping through mental hoops and end up not satisfied with what you chose. It can be painfully expensive both mentally and financially if you end up being dissatisfied with the result.

And finally

The exterior of your house is like your wardrobe, only this time you cannot change it every day. While settling on a color scheme for your home, the more you know the better. With the right professionals, you can save time and get the most out of your home’s exterior painting. Ultimately, you should be at peace with what you choose as the theme set of your house’s exterior.

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Home remodeling in Arlington Heights IL

Home Remodeling in Arlington Heights IL

We believe there is something unique and special about each and every home in Arlington Heights. We also believe your home should be a reflection of your personality. Your home should be your little piece of heaven, and we share in this belief too. Home remodeling should be planned, satisfactory and more importantly cost effective. You can renovate and redesign what you already have, instead of looking to buy another house altogether. With the right professionals, you can maximize your limitations and come up with something you and your family will be proud of for years to come.

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With the right professionals, you can maximize your limitations and come up with something you and your family will be proud of for years to come


The following are the seven steps to remodel your home

  1. Outline the scope of the renovation project

You have already resolved to give your home a facelift. Identify every part of your home that needs remodeling. List down the specific areas of your home, both inside and outside that you would want to improve. You obviously have an idea of what the finished product should look like. Based on the size of your household, their preferences and ideas, you can jot down the ideas down to the specifics. By now, you should have an idea of how much the process should cost.

You obviously have an idea of what the finished product should look like.

  1. Identify the right professionals

You will need an architect for the design, oversight and planning segments of the remodeling process. An architect will transform your imagination into reality. The architect will also provide ideas as to how the work will turn out in the end. You will also need to get in touch with a reputable construction expert who will guide you as to what is possible and what is not. The two professionals will also come up with the budgetary estimates. At this stage, all the paperwork is in hand, and you have an overall cost estimation.

  1. Evaluate your finances

If money is no object, you are home and dry. You can go ahead and skip this step. If you have to evaluate your budget options, it is important to analyze the costs of each process figuratively. The architect and constructor should be able to provide you with the overall cost of the project. It is important to overestimate the costs, so as to cushion unforeseen expenses. Do not commence work until you have settled the financial part of the project. You would not want the job to stall due to insufficient funds. An overestimate will come in handy in case of eventualities and you will ensure the project completes in time.

  1. Submit plans to the relevant administrative authority

This is one of the most important steps. You will need to ensure you are not on the wrong side of the law before you spend your money. In Chicago, it is mandatory to have a permit.

Why You Require A Permit

To start renovating, you will need to have conformed with the Chicago Building Code.

The City of Chicago requires that all buildings new or under renovation conform to the minimum standards laid out in the Chicago Building Code. These standards are meant to confirm the structural integrity of the building, the safety of its inhabitants and the general public.

How Do I Apply For A Permit in Chicago?

The easiest way to start the application process is through the City of Chicago’s official website. You can also request a permit at City Hall on 121 N LaSalle St, City Hall, Room 900 Chicago, Illinois 60602.

For small renovations and home improvement projects that do not require plans or architectural designs, you can easily apply for an Easy Permit.

If your residential plans require elaborate plans and architectural consultation, you can apply for a permit through the Home Owner Assistance Program.

You can apply online through the Standard Plan Review Process for small and mid-sized commercial construction,

For large scale and complex construction, you can use the Developer Services process.

  1. Demolition and Construction

Demolition and Construction

At this point, your input to the project can be limited to consultations and supervision

You now have a permit, and you can start the renovation work. At this point, your input to the project can be limited to consultations and supervision. Keeping a close eye on the progress is important. You can make minor adjustments, but try and ensure the adjustments do not alter the general plan of the renovations. Dedicate time and effort to this stage as the output largely depends on what happens at this stage. Your architect is your closest ally at this point as everything has to pass through architectural consultation.

  1. Follow-up on progress

At this stage, the renovation is taking shape and you now have an idea as to what the finished product will look like. Let your imagination come to play. The magic happens at this stage. Ensure everything falls in place to the last detail. You can customize some details, maybe add better fittings or change the paintwork, but keep everything within your budget. It is important to take corrective measures if any at this stage.

  1. Re-evaluate finished product

Your renovation is now complete at this point. You now have the finished product in sight. Your constructor and architect should now walk you through the whole job. Everything should line-up perfectly with what you had planned with your architect. The home is now ready for occupancy. It is important to maintain contact with your architect incase of any arising issues.

Follow-up on progress

Your home is not ready until you say it is

A competent architect should provide you with a written report of the project, for recording purposes. The report should include the technical and financial details of the project.


Insider dos and don’ts on Home Remodeling

  • Plan In Advance

Planning ahead involves progressively combining all the elements that will be involved in your remodeling plan. You can begin by making a list of all the requirements. Develop a budget estimate of your requirements. You will realize that planning in advance will ensure all the details of the project are taken care of way before work commences. You will be able to avoid delays, get the right people for the job including an architect and contractors.

Planning in advance also involves setting temporary places of utility. Example, setting up a temporary kitchen outside while the real kitchen is under repair could reduce inconveniences.

  • Start With the End in Mind

Remodeling your home might mean increased utility bills to facilitate the new equipment you have installed. Additional maintenance costs may also accrue in the long run. It is important to explore all these options while coming up with the design, fittings, and requirements. You would not want to remodel your home and in the end, find it hard to maintain the revamped look.

  • Get the right people for the job

If you do not have people you trust already, it helps to consult widely and do a background check on the people you hire to assist with the revamp process. You would want to source competent renovators, and contractors. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) would be a good starting point. Businesses with a good Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating are also favorable. It is important to consider professionals with proven positive consumer references. Most reputable remodelers will ensure potential customers know of their competency.

  • Put everything on paper

While working with architects and contractors, it is always advisable to put everything in writing. Insist on having contracts instead of word of mouth. Develop a contract with your architect and contractor. This will avoid ambiguities and solve situations that would otherwise lead to disagreements.

Contractual Agreement

Ensure you and the people you hire as part of the process have a written agreement

When everything is written and signed, there is always somewhere to derive reference from.

  • Manage Your Expectations

The best way to avoid disappointment is to manage your expectations. Remodeling can be exciting, but at the same time, there could be snags, delays, and unforeseeable inconveniences. Your architect and remodeler should be able to bring out most of the likely scenarios, to a manageable level.

  • Remember your valuables

Keep everything you value safe under lock and key. While remodeling, your home is accessible to handymen and workers.  To cover all bases, ensure anything valuable is safely kept away. Safely keep away our artifacts, treasured memoirs and anything you attach monetary and emotional value too.

  • Maximize your savings options

While out shopping for the remodeling requirements, take advantage of sales, promotional coupons, discounts, and bargains. These small savings add up in the long-run. You might also want to buy from dealers who offer after-sale services like free delivery. It’s all about utilizing your bargaining power effectively and exhaustively.

  • Utilize Technology

New technology has revolutionized home remodeling. Get to know what’s new in the market. There are tons of alternatives to the conventional home equipment and fittings.

Simple, innovative ideas and concepts have been developed over the years. These ideas work to maximize utility and reduce maintenance costs, while also saving on energy.

  • Work With A Theme

Be as creative as possible. There are thousands of online resources you can utilize to make your revamp even more productive and attractive. It is more likely than not that the next remodeling project will come years after the current one. You will have to live with what you do right now for years to come. Make your sweat count. A theme is an excellent way to ensure your remodeling is both amazing and trendy. Consult your remodeler on this and explore all your options before starting.


  • Utilize Natural Light
Energy costs savings with natural light

Natural light saves a lot on energy costs

Consult your architect on the best way to maximize the house’s exposure to natural light.

The additional cost might seem expensive, but natural light goes a long way in reducing the electricity bill. Avoiding the use of electric bulbs to light up rooms during the day saves

  • Recycle

Salvage as much material from the old fittings as possible. Do not dispose of what seems usable. Your contractor should be able to tell you what you might eventually need. Some contractors or renovators will insist on using their own material, for liability purposes. If this is so, you do not need any of the old material; you can convert them into cash by putting them up for. Also, before buying, Habitat for Humanity sells salvaged material at half price.

  • Do It Yourself

Do what you can yourself before involving remodelers. You can even source help from friends and family. While most of the work requires handymen and professionals, there is the demolition part that requires minimum expertise. Ensure you utilize all your available resources, especially the ones that are available for free.


We see the bigger picture

Most small renovations do not require professional consultations. Example, your first renovation could be your kitchen or bathroom. Eventually, you would need to facelift the living room, bedrooms, and even the basement. If you had not carefully planned out how the house will look like after the renovations are complete, the structural integrity of the house would be compromised. An architect covers all bases and ensures your house remains stable every step of the way.

The Home Itself Might Require Architectural Consultation

Some houses, especially older ones would need examinations by an architect before any repair procedures take place. You might end up doing more damage if you decide not to use a qualified professional.

Expert Help

We bring to the table invaluable experience and expertise. Remember, your home is one of the most valuable and indispensable assets you can own. It would be worth investing on expert advice and information than a new home altogether. Architects can also incorporate your preferences and lifestyle to the design of the renovation.

Legal Assistance

We can take care of the legal procedures of the renovation for you. You can then focus your time on more important things.

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Architecture Consultation

Architects do not limit their scope of service to what you pay them to do.

We have years of experience you can utilize to ensure your home renovation is a success. You can utilize this experience to your advantage to maximize the information resources at your disposal. Architects do not limit their scope of service to what you pay them to do. You can consult them on matters beyond your scope of expertise, and all this would be for free. The key here is to get professional advice, not just opinions from a know-it-all’s mouth.

Bottom Line

There is simply no way to be sure that your renovation will turn out exactly the way you want it to. The best way to maximize the probability of success is involving as many professionals as possible. The average architectural cost amounts to about 10% of the overall cost of the project. You can avoid frustrations by simply involving an architect. In the long run, the value added by an architect might mean the difference between a permanent home and a temporary and vulnerable shelter.