Design Brief: What Is It and What Should Be in It?

When you’re conducting a bathroom or kitchen remodel project, it’s often recommended that you have a design brief on hand for the duration of the job. A guide that will help your project turn out exactly the way you want it to, a design brief can help you create a vision for your final product as well as reflect your goals and objectives. But how exactly does a design brief help you do this?
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4 Remodeling Mistakes That Can Happen to Anyone

A home or kitchen remodel project is a significant task for homeowners to undertake. As such, it’s possible to be easily overwhelmed by all the hustle and bustle of the job, resulting in even the best of us making mistakes.

These mistakes include:

  1. Not Hiring a Professional – This is a rookie mistake that every homeowner should take care to avoid, especially if you want to make sure you make the most of your remodeling project. While it’s understandable to want to apply what you learned from books or the Internet with a DIY remodeling job, it’s still a complicated task that’s best left to the pros to avoid costly mistakes.
  2. Prioritizing Furniture and Accessories – Furniture and accessories are important parts of the remodeling process but they shouldn’t be your priority. When it comes to remodeling your home, be sure to put the architecture of your home before the furnishings. That way, you won’t make the mistake of buying furniture that won’t fit the home’s overall aesthetic.
  3. Not Checking and Double-Checking Measurements – When it comes to a whole home remodel, measurements are very important. If you fail to check or double check the measurements around your home or room, you might buy furniture that are too big for the space you’re working with. In fact, when it comes to this, the general rule of thumb is “measure twice, purchase once”.
  4. Prioritizing Trends Over Function – Every year, numerous home remodeling trends pop up and it can be tempting to try one or two of them. However, when you’re remodeling your home, you shouldn’t prioritize trends. Instead, you should prioritize function as focusing on trends can easily ruin the aesthetic of your home if it turns out to be unsuitable for your space.

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Why Barn Doors Are Ideal for Seniors

Aging-in-place remodeling is geared towards improving accessibility for homeowners who plan on staying at home in their later years. While most aging-in-place improvements focus on bathrooms and kitchens, access between rooms are often overlooked. In this blog, bathroom and kitchen remodel contractor DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen discusses why barn doors are a great aging-in-place solution.

5 Common Kitchen Island Design Mistakes You Should Avoid

A properly-designed kitchen island can make your kitchen workflow easier and more efficient. Getting the kitchen island design right the first time around lets you enjoy its benefits, as well as prevents having to spend extra money on do-overs. In this blog, kitchen and bathroom remodel contractor DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen shares the common mistakes you should avoid when designing your kitchen island.