Whether you’re building a custom home or remodeling your current house, the interior design stage is an exciting step. However, if you’re on a budget, it can be difficult to prioritize which elements and furnishings should be given the highest investment. Here is a comprehensive overview of what you can save and splurge on when designing your home.
Where to Save
Design features such as lighting and paint don’t require you to empty your bank account. Rather than installing a complex lighting system, consider accent lighting for areas of the home that don’t require full recessed lights, such as the office and family room. Avoid putting up wallpaper and consider a coat of paint instead, as it’s easy to change or update when you grow tired of it in the future.
Where to Splurge
It’s a good idea to upgrade on the more permanent or costly features of your home, such as the roof and flooring. For instance, investing in a metal roof will increase the lifespan of your roof and make your home energy-efficient. Hardwood flooring is an elegant option that can also improve the value of your home and is available in options to meet a variety of budgets. High quality windows will help increase your home’s efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs. Also consider investing in a comprehensive security system for your home; cameras and alarms can help to deter a potential intruder from breaking into your property.
You should also invest in a quality home builder as poor installation may be less expensive up front but can result in the need for more frequent and costly repairs in the future.
If you need to find a contractor for custom home building or a remodeling project, turn to the talented team at Appalachian Contracting Services. For over 30 years, this locally owned and operated company has offered comprehensive construction services to residential and commercial customers throughout Dahlonega, GA, and surrounding areas. From custom homes to bathroom remodeling and home additions, you can count on their impeccable craftsmanship and dedicated customer service. Give them a call at (706) 864-8777 to schedule a consultation or visit them online to learn more about their custom home services.