Create your dream home this year

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The new year brings focus to setting goals for self-improvement and home improvement. If the holidays and extra time at home have put a strain on your kitchen, bathroom, or the entire house, make 2022 the year you do something about it.

Your home may have worked for your family when you first moved in, but your needs and style have changed since then. If you’re frustrated that your home no longer fits your needs, but you don’t know what to do, talk to Mountainwood Homes. The local design/build company handles all the details, so you don’t have to. Their step-by-step guidance takes you from start to finish, so you love where you live.

Home Remodeling Trends

Homes in Tualatin are good to remodel because the updates are primarily cosmetic rather than elements hidden in the walls like plumbing, electrical, and mechanical. If the bones of your home are good, it makes for a smoother remodel, and your budget goes towards the things you can see.   

It’s common to start with a kitchen and main floor remodel before heading upstairs since these are the most used areas. Most homeowners want an upgraded kitchen and carry out a refreshed look into the adjoining areas. New paint, flooring, modern staircase, refreshed fireplace with built-ins, and a media center usually make the remodel wish list. Wave goodbye to the tired honey oak cabinets, brick fireplace, and mix of carpet, wood, and vinyl floors. 

If you think your kitchen could make better use of the space, work with the Mountainwood team to develop a design plan that maximizes every inch of your existing space. Create a place for everything with custom cabinetry and enjoy cooking again with brand new appliances. Quartz countertops with coordinating backsplash tile provide easy maintenance and a fresh look. If you have a nook area, it’s common to create built-in banquet seating to make the space more purposeful. In the bathroom, it’s all about the walk-in shower – which transforms your space into a spa retreat.

How to Get Started with Your Remodel

Like most, you’re looking to remodel your home in the new year. It’s best to start with your wish list. First, identify what you want to change in the space. Ask yourself, “what isn’t working in here?” Do you need better storage in the kitchen? Wish you had more counter space or a more oversized tile shower? Perhaps it’s the aesthetic – such as cabinetry, countertops, or backsplash tile that need to reflect this decade. If you have a list of must-haves and another list of nice-to-haves, then it’s easier to narrow down your project scope and align it with your budget.

Next, figure out how much you want to invest in your project. It’s all about balancing what you want with how much you want to spend. You can do anything, but likely you can’t do everything. The Mountainwood Homes team helps homeowners balance their wish lists with their budgets to guide them to make the best decision. 

Selecting a company from an online directory can be challenging since there’s very little to differentiate one company from another. Make a few calls and set a time to meet remodelers, allowing you to build a relationship and ask questions to determine whether the partnership is a good fit. Then, select a company you trust to guide you through the entire process.

Whether you have a fully realized vision, a sketch on the back of a napkin, or you’ve seen a friend’s updated home over the holidays, and now your head’s spinning, it’s time to talk about the possibilities. Start the conversation early if you need help to envision what’s possible in your space. Don’t let another year go by. Reach out to Mountainwood Homes and love where you live again.