If you are looking to remodel your home, I highly suggest you attend an open house hosted by a remodeling company. Not only do open houses provide you with an opportunity to walk through a brand new remodel, but you can talk to the people who physically did the work.
Now is the chance to ask all of your questions to the experts, at no cost. You can discuss the changes the homeowners made, why they were made, possible complications they came across, and get their opinion on the final product.
If open houses seem to come across as overwhelming because of the salesmen, come prepared! Here are a few questions to get the conversation flowing, with no pressure. Open houses are a great opportunity to ask all of these questions and more. So take advantage of these, and get a feel of what your home could be!
If you attend an open house in Northern VA, try to attend one in a community close to yours. Because Northern Virginia is so big, ranging from wide acres of land in Bristow, to cramped, one story homes in Arlington. Attending an open house similar to yours provides you the chance to see how the homeowner tackled similar spacial problems. If you happen to live in a neighborhood for example, where kitchen bump-outs are the trend, look out for open houses close by with that local trend. You can then talk to people who are dealing with similar issues, homeowners who have felt your pain, and did something about it! At MOSS, we pride ourselves in working hard with you to create a home that isn't just aesthetically pleasing, but more importantly, fits the needs of you and your family. We want to build and design a home that makes life easier for your family; we want to add value. So, what should you ask when attending an open house?
The first thing you should discuss when meeting with a contractor is why you are looking to remodel. Not everyone wants the same updates! In your collaboration with your contractor, you might talk about any changes you want to make in the context of how long you might be in the space before thinking of selling. If you are thinking of selling in the near future then it might make sense to get advice on what is out there on the current market and plan accordingly. If you don't plan on going anywhere soon, then there's no need to be tied to any current trends. Maybe all your friends are doing all white kitchens and you still really love the look of a dark oak kitchen. That's your choice and your contractor should work with you to create your unique space.
You've all heard the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Well that doesn't apply to your home, because you should love where you live! When you transform your space, you will notice a huge improvement in your overall happiness in your home. Our MOSS customers in McLean, VA did just this. Their home was functionally fine before they moved in, but it has since been transformed to fit their own specifc desires, and it's pretty amazing. If you are considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel, please come join us at their Open House on Thursday, June 29th, to see for yourself, and ask those questions! The event is free, we just ask that you RSVP, here.