Thinking about remodeling your living room? Before you go all in, you need to do some planning. To help you set up your remodel for success, here are five factors to consider when remodeling a living room.
Start by asking yourself this question: “What do I want out of this remodel?” Is your primary goal to make your living room more functional or more aesthetically pleasing? Are you remodeling to fix structural problems in the room? Knowing what you need from the remodel makes it much easier to find your direction and stick to your budget.
Speaking of budget, what's yours? On average, remodeling a living room will cost between $2,500 to $15,000, depending on various factors, such as room size and the specific renovations you plan on making. Most people spend around $8,000 to get their living room up to snuff. To determine how much money you need for your remodel, make a list of what you want to do and then find out the average cost of each item. Add the price of each item up, and you have a rough estimate of what your remodel will cost.
Time is another big factor to consider when remodeling a living room. The living room is an integral part of your home, and you won't be able to use it normally during the remodel. This can be incredibly inconvenient! Most remodeling projects take several weeks, and some take months. If you're going to DIY the remodel, estimate the timeline to be on the longer side. If you're using a contractor, personally ask about their time estimate for the work.
You'll need to relocate your living room elsewhere during the remodel, perhaps gathering in a spare room or family room instead. Alternatively, you can stay at a hotel or a family member's place to cut down on inconvenience.
Once you get the complicated stuff out of the way, you can think about the fun stuff. What's your theme? Do you want a charming, rustic living room or a sleek, modern one? This is completely up to you. Think about what colors, materials, and themes you like and come up with a game plan.
What kind of supplies do you need, and where do you plan to get them? One great way to save money on a remodel is to shop surplus. Surplus goods are goods intended for the sale floor that never make it there, whether because of overstocking or minor imperfections. Businesses may sell these items to you, the customer, at a huge discount! Most surplus goods are in excellent condition and are often brand new but much cheaper than retail price.
Looking for surplus goods for your living room remodel? Surplus Building Materials has all the home remodeling supplies you need! From flooring to hardware to sconces, you'll find all sorts of quality, discounted items in our stock. Come and shop today!