Ideas to Remodel your Home

As summer slips into fall, outdoor interests slip into cool weather activities like picking apples, watching the colors of leaves change, and, for many homeowners, making outdoor and indoor improvements to get the house ready for winter’s arrival and the new year. The cooler temperatures are perfect for completing projects you may have put off during the summer. Here are some popular ones we’ve selected.

Time to Remodel the Kitchen

You can make a few dramatic changes that will give it a dazzling, updated look. Changing the tile on your floor to give it an entirely new look, replacing old cabinets with custom, modern updates, and switching out appliances for sleek new models are all great ways to refresh the center of your home. With the right designer and builder, you can transform your kitchen into an inviting, re-imagined space in time for holiday gatherings and entertaining.

Making an Entrance

One easy outdoor project you can do while the temperatures aren’t too hot or cold is repainting your front door. It not only adds to the curbside appeal of your home and freshens up your entry — it’s a quick turnaround project that can be completed in an afternoon. Pick a day to do your project when temps are in the 50’s during the day and night. This allows the paint to adhere better to surfaces without the risk of freezing before it dries.

For many homeowners, reframing their entryway often leads to a discussion around mudrooms and interior flow. While a bit more involved than a simple door project, it’s never too early to start to consider your design goals for the new year.

Let the Sunshine In

During the winter months, daylight is at a premium. So to get as much light as you can, consider installing skylights and updating windows. Skylights can create a dance of sunlight in rooms and help turn a dark space into a cheery place, while updated windows can help you save on energy bills.

Keeping Things Hot

Control your heating in the winter (and cooling in summer), by installing a programmable thermostat. It’s one of the most energy-saving improvements you can make to your home as programmable thermostats can trim your heating costs to save you more money, and keep your home on a heating schedule whenever you’re home or away.

Another great way to keep your home welcoming during the cold winter months is heated flooring in the bathrooms. Nothing is quite as cold as waking up in the morning and being greeted by cool tile – avoid that rude awakening with products like NuHeat. While these types of features are usually added during an overall bathroom remodel, you can find ways to do more basic renovations that would enable the use of heated flooring panels when you sit down and plan your project with the right bathroom remodeling team.

Benefits of Interior Designers

What are the benefits of hiring an interior designer?

You do not have to live in a mansion to hire a designer. Designers can help as little or as much as you need them to help. A relationship with a designer is a collaborative process that involves being forthright about likes and dislikes, yet open to great design techniques. This means that you will develop a close, working relationship as you work through your design expectations.

If you decide to hire a designer, you must first find one that you can get along with and you like his/her work. After you have found and interviewed a designer, you will now open up a large selection of choices only available to the designer trade including furnishings, fabrics, and wall coverings. In addition, the designer will know the perfect tradespeople and companies to go to get all of your design needs accomplished. Instead of scouring the internet or facebooking for recommendations, you can avoid all of this hassle and get the best craftsmen and suppliers for all of your design needs.

A Designer can be your guide to finding the best deals and finding the top quality products. For home interiors, looks can be deceiving. A designer can help you determine which products will be the best for your specific home, needs, and expectations. For example, did you know that there are wallpapers designed for damper rooms like kitchens and bathrooms the resist peeling and can be cleaned? If you are able to make the right selections in the first time, it will save you money, time and stress from having to replace them a second time.

What’s it all going to cost?

Unfortunately, the best answer for this question is IT DEPENDS. It depends upon the size of your design project; it depends on your furniture, fixture, accessories and other design selections; it depends upon how much time and work you need from you interior designer; it depends on your change orders and timely decisions. Every project is different and some may be easier to complete than others. However, if you have a budget that you want to adhere to, tell your designer and provide it to him or her to see if it is possible to get all of your wants completed within your budget. The interior designer can help you to figure out how far your budget can go. But, be warned, when you start to see all of the wonderful options available, you may want to upgrade your budget, so make sure you add a little cushion into your budget

Our designers can help you design small rooms to whole house interiors

Helm Paint & Decorating provide a variety of Residential Design services from paint and color selection, furniture and accessories, window treatments and coverings, and wall coverings and wall paper. Our interior designers will help you to select everything to complete the interior design of your home from colors to finishes. Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building. At Helm Paint, we offer a variety of home decor services and products to help you complete your design. It is not always easy to put together paint color with furniture and wall-coverings and draperies. Let one of interior design experts help you create the perfectly designed space.