When remodeling, it can be easy to prioritize the cost and look associated with updating your space over the actual materials that you are placing within your home. However, being cognizant of the quality and healthfulness of the elements used can be extremely beneficial in the long run. After all, most people consider a remodel to be an investment that only takes place once or twice within their lifetimes. Below are some pointers to take into consideration when deciding upon the materials that will be used.
Value Material Longevity over Cost
At Nip Tuck Remodeling, we pride ourselves in partnering with vendors who use high-quality materials that will withstand the test of time. What may seem like a cheaper option now, may turn into an expensive “re-remodel” down the road. One of the most important things you can do to ensure quality is to research different products and brands. Talk to different vendors, read reviews, and evaluate how your current home materials handle the wear and tear of everyday life. When given the choice, go with cabinetry, paint, and flooring that will last for at least ten years.
Choose Green Materials
There are several options when it comes to choosing “green materials” for your home construction or remodel. Select recycled product, VOC-free paint, energy-efficient appliances, install solar panels, or rehome products and materials from family, friends, and neighbors. Understand that home-building and remodeling practices are consistently being bettered to ensure a more environmentally conscious and health-centered outcome.
Select Products and Décor that Promote Mindfulness
One of the easiest ways to ensure that the materials you are using are “green” is to go with eco-friendly brands that align with your values and needs within your home. Even if the décor or materials you are using are not directly considered to be eco-friendly, make sure your home is filled with products that make you feel good and want to be the best version of yourself.
Overall, what you put into your home matters. By choosing quality elements that will last for the next ten years (at least), implementing “green” décor and building components, and being mindful of home décor and materials, you can ensure your space is the best it can be for both you and the world around you.