The scope of the decisions that you have had to make as you prepare for first floor renovations on your home is vast. From the kitchen renovations which include selecting new appliances, flooring, backsplash, to the carpet decisions that you are making for the rest of the first floor, you have spent hours looking at samples, visiting model homes and showrooms, and comparing prices. Currently, the carpeting choice is the most pressing decision that you have to make.
Anyone you have talked to who has experience with specific brands from the big chain provider in town has offered an opinion. Unfortunately, not all of their opinions match, and you still find yourself second guessing the top two choice that you are considering. You have spent time reading some local comments about installers in the area, as well as reviews for both companies you are talking to and you know that even the best carpet can buckle or turn bad if the installation is not good.
You are not an installer but you have two friends who are carpet cleaning technicians and even they have different opinions about the questions you ask about one of the biggest decisions you are making on these first floor renovations. Almost all new carpet comes with a protectant that eventually wears down and needs to be reapplied. The pet protect that you are considering helps keep this finish in the carpet and not the padding but still is not 100% effective according to some of the reviews that you have read. Just from the cleaning aspect you have decided that there are some specific brands that you do not necessarily like, but you are likely leaning toward a nylon carpet. Most reviews that this decision will provide you a flooring option that is durable and cleans well.
Although you have invested a great deal of time in reading posts from people with professional experience of cleaning carpets, you also know that it is essential to actually read the warranty on each of the final brands you are considering, As far as you can tell, only bleach products will void the warranty, and nowhere these warranties say that water only should be used. Once you make the decision about the carpet and can move on with other decorating decisions for the first floor renovations you have been looking forward to, however, you are certain that professional cleaning is more than safe and is recommended by all of the manufacturers that you are considering.
Are You Making Plans for a First Floor Renovations Project?
Although renovating a basement, master bathroom, or upstairs bedroom night create a big change that you will see in your home, the decision to tackle a kitchen remodeling project or other first floor remodeling will create a new space that everyone who comes into your home will notice. And while it can always be tempting to go with a lower contractor bid or work with the least expensive materials, it is often important to remember that investing in the highest quality you can afford will help you add the beauty and value to your home that will last longer.
Consider some of these facts and figures about some of the decisions and implications that home owners face when it comes time for remodeling and renovation projects:
- 80% of home owners had upcoming plans for home improvement projects, according to HomeAdvisor’s 2017 True Cost Report.
- 31% of those planning home improvements for 2018 plan to remodel their bathroom.
- 26% of those planning home improvements for 2018 plan to remodel the kitchen,
- 28% of those planning home improvements for 2018 are planning general home repairs.
- Air leaks around windows and doors can add 10% to a homes heating bills, according to the U. S. Department of Energy, so it is important to work with the best contractors who can provide you the most experienced service and highest quality products.
- As many as 85% of the nation’s homes were built before 1980 and are in need of come kind of home improvement work.
Starting with carpet or beginning with kitchen appliance selection, there are many decisions that need to be made when you begin renovation projects.