Have you fallen in love with an old Victorian home, a grand Italianate or even a mid-century ranch? If you have, chances are you particularly enjoy that style and you may be looking to remodel the home accordingly using period appropriate hardware, furniture and other home accessories and products. Before you begin the remodeling process, there are several things you’ll need to take into consideration.
To begin, it’s always good to stop and truly evaluate the overall state of the home. Even if you’ve just purchased the home and had a home inspection done, it’s good to stop and look at the reality of the situation and look past your love of the home at the issues that may be present or that may occur during the remodeling process. (Sure, you love the 1950s retro kitchen, but that stove might not be up to code and the paint on those cabinets might contain large amounts of lead.)
Knowing the true state of the home and understanding and accepting what work needs to be done will help you find the right items necessary to fix it up accordingly.
Once you’ve stepped back and determined how much work is necessary, what you’re willing to spend, what must be done and what can wait, you should also stop and consider whether or not you would like to stick to that style of design in which the home was originally built or remodel it to be an updated masterpiece.
Where to Find Products for Remodeling a Home
One of the quickest and easiest ways to update otherwise acceptable cabinets is to replace the hardware: knobs, pulls and hinges. If your kitchen is in otherwise good shape but you want to update without breaking the bank, this is the way to go. PullsDirect.com offers plenty of choices and you’ll be able to find the right knob, pull or hinge no matter what style of house you’ve invested in.
I also cannot stress the importance of lighting in a home enough. Without an adequate number of lights, your home can feel dark and unwelcoming, though too many lights can be overpowering. Though I can’t help you find the right combination of lights for your home, I tell you that LightingDirect.com has one of the largest varieties of lighting options I’ve seen to date. They’ve literally got everything from retro to traditional, contemporary to modern and even styles modeled after famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright or lighting modeled after famous buildings like the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.