As everyone in Houston starts rebuilding after hurricane Harvey, there are so many decisions to make when it comes down to your home. Designers understand that your home is the heart of your family, and can provide you peace of mind as you face the rebuilding process. Whether you are in the market to buy a house or need to rebuild and renovate — you should consider taking your designer with you.
With the recent havoc created by hurricane Harvey, many Houston homeowners are faced with complete makeovers or will have to buy new homes altogether. Having to start over can be overwhelming, but having a designer can give you an eye into whether finishes throughout the home needs updating or if it simply needs a fresh coat of paint.
In either case a designer can properly define the scope of the project and provide an estimated cost of necessary labor and materials to accomplish the desired outcome. Having knowledge of price points on existing materials in a home can give the buyer much needed leverage and the ability to determine if the house is priced well or not. All of this information can be crucial in negotiating the price of the new home.
Having a designer work with you during the rebuild process allows you to leverage their experience and knowledge, and will help you save a ton of money. During the process, you can consult on your remodel design choices. For example, this may be the time to pick new countertops, not try and recreate the brown speckled granite you once loved and adored. Many don’t realize the vast amount of choices one now has when it comes to countertops. There are countless unique and affordable options other than granite including stainless steel, concrete,limestone, and quartzite to name a few.
So consider partnering with a designer — they will help provide you support as you work through rebuilding or when you are going house-hunting and will help you save time, money, and anguish in the end.