Somerville Aluminum Shares Money-Saving Remodeling Ideas with Central Jersey Homeowners
Somerville Aluminum Home Remodeling and Design, one of the largest home remodeling contactors in Central Jersey, outlines how today’s homeowners can add to the comfort and value of their homes by making substantial changes at affordable prices.
Somerville, NJ- August 17, 2012 – Today, many homeowners are looking to remain in and improve their existing homes rather than sell in a softer market for a lower price. Somerville Aluminum, a leading home improvement company in NJ, can show homeowners how to upgrade their current house with money-saving remodeling ideas that won’t break the bank.
There are ways to cut costs in every remodeling project without sacrificing style. Building within the existing footprint of your house saves a lot of money. Replacing sinks, toilets, tubs and showers without moving the original plumbing can offer significant savings yet give you a whole new look.
Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most popular remodeling projects. These remodels traditionally recoup the most money back when homeowners want to sell their home and with a little planning and research, can be accomplished beautifully and cost effectively too. One of the most popular choices in kitchen surfaces these days is granite. If granite is not in the budget for all surfaces, save money by choosing granite for the countertop and a less expensive option on the backsplash, like ceramic or granite tiles. For flooring, there is a myriad of choices that mimic stone, wood and slate, but are more economical than hardwood.
One of the best ways to save money is to talk to an experienced professional. He or she will guide you to the best deals, the best areas to spend money and the best ways to save.
“We have a knowledgeable team ready to show our customers some of the many ways to make a home remodel more affordable,” explains Somerville Aluminum co-owner Gary Shiman, “like designing around existing plumbing and electrical sources.”
Appliance prices can eat into any remodel budget, but with a little planning, they don’t have to break the bank. Check to see when appliance retailers are having their big sales and buy then, even if the remodel is months away. If small scratches and dents won’t show or are unobtrusive, consider purchasing a slightly damaged appliance or a floor model at a much lower price. As long as you check with your designer to ensure the appliances you choose will fit within the space planned, this is a way to cut costs.
There are great options for homeowners looking for green solutions as well as saving money. Green choices pay back time and time again with fuel and energy savings. Start by installing more efficient windows and doors and save on heating costs. While solar panels are expensive to install, they too pay for themselves with energy savings. And studies are now showing that houses with solar panels sell for a higher price than comparable homes without them. For dark hallways and other areas, consider solar tubes instead of expensive skylights.
Somerville Aluminum is currently offering deep discounts on replacement windows and doors. Please visit: http://www.somervillealuminum.com/promo_view.php
Using composite decking is a great green choice too; it looks like wood, but no trees are harmed in the making of them. The upkeep versus wood is dramatically lower, and there are no splinters or rot to worry about.
Whenever possible, plan well in advance, keeping an eye out for sales and special deals, especially on the priciest elements in the design. Stick with traditional styling and avoid costly trends. And finally, make sure to keep a little cushion for those unexpected costs that crop up in any remodeling project.
For more great home remodeling tips and ideas on how to cut costs, check out Somerville Aluminum’s website, sign up for their monthly e-newsletter and follow them on Facebook. Access it all at www.somervillealuminum.com
Go with the Pro: For over 60 years, Somerville Aluminum has been a fixture on Main Street in downtown Somerville, NJ. With customer satisfaction as their focus, Somerville Aluminum is the area’s largest full service home remodeling company and has built a reputation for reliability, expertise and trust with their core family values lacing through three generations of service to Central Jersey homeowners. The certified staff and design team practices and promotes a “green” home and way of life, are lead certified, and partners only with vendors providing the same exceptional quality and service their customers have come to expect. Recently named “Best of the Best in Central Jersey”, Brothers-in-law Gary Shiman and David Gropper approach each day and each job with their customers as their number one priority and strive to assure them that their home is in good hands.
To learn more about the Somerville Aluminum Home Remodeling and Design Team, please visit www.somervillealuminum.com or call 908-725-8401.
Jodi Mayo Alessandri
MG Media, LLC
856 US Hwy 206, Suite B11
Hillsborough, NJ 08844