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Remodeling Materials: A Guide to Selecting the Best

A tri-panel of remodeling materials, including flooring, countertops, and paint

A home remodeling project requires more work than picking out items that will make your home look pretty. You also need to decide which remodeling materials will work best for you.

This can be an extremely overwhelming process since so many options are available. To help you get started, here is a guide to common factors to consider while choosing materials for your home remodeling project.

Remodeling Material Budget

Your budget will play a huge role in determining which materials you should use for your renovation. While it is important to consider quality, staying within budget is equally as important.

If your budget allows you to use the highest quality products like marble for countertops and exotic hardwood flooring, that’s great! If not, you’ll be happy to know that there are less expensive products that may be of lower quality but look similar and have a lower price tag, allowing you to stay within your desired budget.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Some materials are more challenging to keep up with than others. You’ll want to be realistic with yourself and consider the type of wear and tear you expect this space to see and how much work you’re willing to put in to ensure the materials last.

One area where maintenance should definitely be considered is flooring since many options require lots of love and care. For example, natural stone is a popular choice in kitchens and bathrooms, but the upkeep can be extensive.

Since the stone is porous, spilled liquids can easily cause staining, which is bad news if you have spill-prone family members. They also require sealing and routine deep cleaning to keep them looking their best. If that sounds like too much work, consider something easier to maintain.

Environmental Impact

Choosing sustainable remodeling materials is something we always recommend to our clients. Look for reclaimed or recycled materials, but if that’s not possible, choose materials made from renewable resources. Bamboo and natural stone are both excellent choices.

If you’re remodeling a space, you might as well take the extra step to ensure the materials you use are energy-efficient. An easy place to start is by choosing double pane windows with low-e coatings to prevent outside air from entering your home. LED lighting and energy-efficient appliances are also some must-haves you should consider including in your home remodel.

Ask the Remodeling Experts

Selecting the best products for your remodel is a crucial step in creating a project that works for you and your family, but if you aren’t sure which remodeling materials would work best for you, ask the experts!

Your home construction team will be able to provide insight into the different types of materials available to you and help point you in the right direction.

If you have any questions about which materials to include in your remodel, we are here to answer them. Let’s get in touch to discuss which would be best for you!

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