Kitchen Design AlbuquerqueIt’s a new year and it’s a great time to evaluate your home and plan out the projects and improvements you’d like to make. A great way to ensure no details are forgotten is to use our handy checklist! The experts at the Poulin Design Center and Floor Coverings International Albuquerque know how to get a project done right the first time.  Here is a list to guide your home improvement planning!

Assess Your Home

Do you really need to update your bathroom?  Is your kitchen totally out of date?  Have you been meaning to get that old wall-to-wall carpeting replaced?  Walk through your home, room by room, and see what needs attention this year.  There may be a long list, or it may be rather short, but it’s important to know what needs work in your Albuquerque home!

Do Some Research

Once you’ve decided on a room or rooms to tackle, start doing your homework.  Research materials, styles, trends and see if anything really stands out to you as something you’d like to have in your home’s design.  Take notes on colors you like and materials you’d like to incorporate into your home’s design.

Set a Schedule 

If you want to get things done, get them on your calendar! Set deadlines for when you’ll schedule consultations and appointments. Make sure you have a realistic timeline that you and your installation and design team can accomplish.

Set A Budget 

Even when you are not limited by budget, it’s good to have an idea of what each project will cost.  Often you can change out a flooring material or other building material to help save on costs if necessary.  Porcelain and ceramic tiles can often mimic the look of more expensive natural stone varieties such as marble.

Prioritize What is Most Important 

Decide what you really want. If you’re in love with the glass door cabinets, keep them!  If you want those granite countertops once and for all or a mosaic in your shower, go for it.  If there is one element that you are most excited about, make sure it is at the top of your list.

Get Help from Experts

You don’t need to do this all on your own.  Once you have an idea of what might be on the horizon for your home, call the experts at the Poulin Design Center here in Albuquerque.  We offer a full service design team that can help you understand the many options available for your kitchen, bathroom, or flooring needs.

Visit our showroom or schedule a free, in-home design consultation today!