Remodeling Research: How to Know When You Know Enough

There are so many ways to research your upcoming kitchen or bathroom remodel. Between magazines, Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram, there’s no shortage of information and inspiration. You have the latest trends, product recommendations and tips from designers are all at your fingertips. It’s normal to do some research, but too much can hurt you in the long run. According to Normandy Designer Lisa McManus, ASID, here’s how to know when you know enough. 

“For some, over-researching can be paralyzing. With access to so much information and so many choices, decision-making can become overwhelming,” said Lisa.

Designers are here to help with making decisions. But, they do so much more than guide you towards the best cabinetry and backsplash. They get to the root of your problem within the space, addressing issues like layout, storage, traffic flow and more…

“There are times when a homeowner has a problem that they want to solve before they meet with us,” said Lisa. “I always remind people, part of our process is for us to give you options and solutions. You don’t have to have answers to everything. There are a lot of ways to solve a design problem and we are here to come up with solutions that fit your needs best.”

Yes, the Internet has plenty of answers. But they aren’t tailored to your needs and budget.  So, how do you even know which is the best option? We’re not saying you can’t look online. But once you feel like you have a handle on what you like and you have a trusted partner, it’s best to work with them to move forward.

When working with a Normandy designer, you’ll get to review colored renderings of your new space, touch and feel product samples and make educated decisions that solve your personal pain points.

“I would never want to operate on myself. I’d rather have a professional do it,” said Lisa. “The same thing goes for kitchen remodeling.”

Put down the Pinterest and set up a time to meet with Lisa to talk about your kitchen remodel. Or, if you feel like there is still more to learn, register to attend an upcoming workshop. You can also follow Normandy Remodeling on Instagram and Facebook.

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