5 Best Resources to Help Plan Your Home Remodel

Hello, everyone! Hope all is well, and you’ve found some time to go outside and enjoy this beautiful weather we’ve been having. So, I’ll get right to it. Planning can be a pain, right? Aligning schedules, stacking finances, figuring out exactly what you’d like, and then having to plan for something awry to happen because it almost always does for some reason. It’s because it’s such a pain in the butt that it can be easy to stave it off for a few months….sometimes years, especially with something as huge as a home remodel. Well, today I’d like to make that a little bit easier and discuss five resources that will get you well on your way! After all, it is Spring, a time for fresh beginnings and starting anew. Consider this your official banishment from Procrastination Nation. Leave…and never go back.  

Houzz this for your Home Remodel?

Okay, you’ll have to excuse me for the horrible pun. I simply could not help myself. Blame the incessant sun rays that I can’t get enough of aka Jack Sparrow Syndrome. Maybe a little less rum, though. Anyway, so, Houzz is absolutely fantastic. Think of ‘Pinterest,’ but with a motivated motif of all things home remodeling and renovation. Which is crazy to think about, really. This industry has grown so rapidly in the past decade that there’s actually a database, if you will, purely for its many factions. Very, very interesting.     home remodel   But, yeah, Houzz is pretty much a growing community of architects, contractors, interior designers, landscapers, and the like that congregate and discuss ideas, share photos, and provide inspiration to all that welcome it. Sign-up is free, of course, and once you’ve made yourself a little profile, you can start perusing around, letting your creativity thrive, so you can start planning your home remodel.  

Have I Piqued Your Pinterest?

I’d say about 95.7% of you reading this definitely know what Pinterest is, but in case you’re of the other 4.3%, I’ll tell you. Pinterest is largely a collection of ideas, thoughts, hacks, pictures, recipes, and infographics through a number of categories that work to gain your interest — for  you to pin and repin. It’s an excellent motivator, and an outstanding resource while planning for your home remodel. Truly, there are some epic ideas when it comes to home renovation. I have no doubt that you’ll not only find this site appealing, but extremely informational, as well.   home remodel     Once again, it’s a free sign-up, but I will warn you:  Engaging in this website/app is a time suck. You may sit down, open your laptop, type the appropriate letters in the browser in the afternoon, and the next thing you know it’s eight o’ clock, and you’ve skipped lunch and nearly dinner. Which is a crime.  

We Be Bloggin’

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our blog to you as a resource! Listen, y’all, I’ve never been one to brag, but this IS why we do this. We want to help you with your home remodel! It’s literally our job, and what’s more, is that we love to do it. Each post that we put out directly deals with some aspect of the home remodeling business, whether it’s bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, tile, cabinets, vanities, doors, or windows…we’ve got you. home remodel Just want to throw it out there that we cover a vast amount of ground in our blog posts, and if you ever need inspiration or you’re curious about something, there’s a free resource right in our website. Wanna check it out? Click…….here.  

Tools in the Toolshed

On our website, all the way at the bottom, is an assortment of pretty cool tools that you can use to help you plan your remodel: Find Your Style Quiz: This test, provided by Waypoint, attempts to gather your sense of style by a series of pictures and quizzes. Bathroom Visualizer: This program takes a vanity and let’s you tweak the characteristics, so you can physically see what you’d like or what you wouldn’t like. Kitchen Design Visualizer: My favorite one, by far. Completely design your kitchen, virtually.    

Designated Designers

In addition to some selective tools that we have on our website, we actually have real-life humans that would love to assist you in the planning process for your home remodel! We’re talking top-notch professionals that will personally guide you through discussions of color, style, blending, and personal preferences. For a little more insight on exactly WHY you should speak to a professional about your remodel, click here.         Fact of the matter is, planning these kinds of things can get overwhelming. Something that’s greatly going to benefit you and your home shouldn’t be so stressful, though, so we try make it as smooth as possible. Let us help you by setting up a free kitchen design consultation today! Well, there ya have it, folks! Five of the best resources one can ask for while trying to plan for their home remodel! I really do hope you consider these options this Spring if you become inspired to getting some things done around the house. And when you do, don’t forget about us, alright? Get everything, without spending everything — only at Builders Surplus! Hope to see ya soon, but until then, be safe and stay blessed!  
  Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We are the leading provider of Ledge Stone, wall tile and backsplash tile in Louisville, Newport, and Cincinnati. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation! Written By: Chris Chamberlain        

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Hardware Resources: Functional Favorites

Hardware Resources: Functional FavoritesI complain all the time about the organization of my kitchen – because, let’s face it, there is none. It’s a discombobulated mess of “Where did I put that?”, “Who’s is this?” and “Why do I have so many tupperware lids and absolutely no bowls?!” It get’s ridiculous, and I’m sure that a few of you reading this can relate! I’ve scoured our shelves at the Builders Surplus Louisville, Kentucky store and I have dug deep into the internet to try and find some hardware resources that can help you and I both to organize our spaces and make them much more functional – especially after a remodel!

11 Minutes or Less Kitchen Organization

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The 11 Minutes or Less line of kitchen organization products are wonderful! We have it in both our Louisville, Kentucky and Newport, Kentucky locations (Newport also serves the Cincinnati area for those of you just over the river!) The products guarantee that you can set up a particular tool in 11 minutes or less! These products really do live up to their name. They’re easy to install and they look really nice!

Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan’s are the best because they can go anywhere and be convenient. On the table, in your cabinet; you can use it as a spice rack or to hold other utensils. Because they bring everything right in front of you they’re one of the ultimate space savers and organizational hardware resources.
11 Minutes or Less: Lazy Susan

Trashcan Pullout

This tool is probably less for organization and more appreciated for its aesthetic value. Keep you trash can out of sight and out of mind, hidden nicely under your kitchen sink. Having it pull out just makes it even more convenient.
11 Minutes or Less: Trashcan Pullout

Tray & Cookware Organizer

This little beauty is perfect because instead of just stacking my pots, pans and trays on top of one another for them to just fall out every time I open the cabinet, instead they’re each neatly put away.
11 Minutes or Less: Dishware Organizer Pullout

Cabinet Hardware Resources

Cabinets obviously provide a space to help organize our kitchens – and some of us probably have a much better time of that than others, which is why we need tools like the above. But at times there’s just not enough organizational space within them.

Horizontal Cabinet

Horizontal Cabinets are very much under appreciated. They’re a different option to add to the rest of your kitchen cabinet layout, and while not exactly a hardware resource, horizontal cabinets definitely have their way of helping you to organize things. They’re best suited for plates and dinnerware because they’re shorter and wider.
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Layered Drawer

Also called drawer pullouts, theses are an aftermarket tool that creates movable shelf space in your cabinet drawers for more space and organization. Wellborn cabinets uses Rev A Shelf for their aftermarket drawer pullouts, space savers and organizational hardware resources!
Hardware Resources: Functional Favorites Layered Drawers
 
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Hardware resources and kitchen organization tools and products are great to have after a remodel because they’ll increase the value of your renovation and they’ll make your space easier to keep tidy!


Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!
Written By: Kat Flaherty