kitchen renovations

When Thinking About Your Remodel, Think Long-Term

By: Russ Glickman

When I meet with a new client about their home remodel, I can feel the excitement in the air. After all, our homes are our oasis and personalizing them to fit our needs only enhances our enjoyment. When thinking about a remodel, I always encourage homeowners to consider not only today’s needs but also what their needs may be ten years from now and twenty years from now. Remodeling is a big investment and you want it to work for you for the long haul. So how do you do that: By incorporating adaptable spaces and components into the design.

Some adaptable design features can be enjoyed by anyone at any time, such as pull out sliding cabinet drawers or right height toilets. Others can be there “just in case” such as adding tile behind a bathroom vanity should the cabinets need to be removed to allow for a wheelchair at some point.  Incorporating these into your current remodel saves the hassle of having to make costly changes down the road. With some careful planning, you can have a remodel that not only works for you now, but for many years to come.