The upcoming NARI Spring Home Improvement Showcase is a great opportunity to discover new features that you want in your home. Besides seeing the latest innovations in home design, there are tons of free giveaways, fun activities for the kids and so much to do.
Of course, if you’re going to a home show, you want to make sure that you get the most out of the experience. Follow these tips to make sure that you do!
Have an Idea of What You’re Looking For
While home shows are a great place to go to get ideas for your home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the displays. To get the most out of a home show, start by thinking about what areas of your home you want to work on the most. Then, make sure to pay attention to those booths at the home show. For example, if you’re looking for a bigger kitchen, be sure to talk to construction companies with a lot of experience in home renovations. While it may be fun to look at a swimming pool or invisible dog fence, try to stay focused on what your home really needs.
Have Some Ideas About Your Budget
Home shows are a great place to get ideas and see what other people are doing with their residences. Spending a lot of time looking at pictures of projects that are out of your price range, however, doesn’t accomplish much. After you spend some time looking at different options, ask about how some of those different ideas could work with your budget. The builder representatives at the home show will be able to tell you if what you want can be done within your budget.
Bring Pictures, But Don’t Expect a Quote
If you have a specific area or project in mind, it’s a good idea to bring pictures of what you want to be worked on. This can help the builder’s representatives to understand what your ideas for a space are. Keep in mind, however, that it is very difficult to get into specific details about a project without actually being in the space, taking measurements and getting quotes from suppliers. Pictures can help you to explain your problem and ideas, but they won’t allow a builder to give you an on-the-spot quote for the work you want to be done.
Be Willing to Make a Consultation Appointment
The best way for a builder to tell if your project is feasible, as well as how much it will cost, is for him or her to come to your house. After getting ideas, make sure to schedule an appointment with the builder to come out to your home and give you a quote for your project.
We hope to see you at the Spring Home Improvement Showcase. If you can't make it, or if you just can't wait to get started on your next project, contact us today!