Find the top 5 design tips and ideas to help your home improvement business thrive in 2016. \n
Every home improvement business owner could benefit from the occasional “grab-bag”
of handy design tips and best practices, so that’s what we put together! In today’s post,
the Kitchen Solvers team has assembled 5 compelling design tips and ideas to help
your home improvement business thrive in 2016.
1. Planning is everything. Remodeling a bathroom can be as big or a small an
undertaking as you want it to be. But as any home improvement business owner can
tell you, no client is going to be happy with a never-ending project that shuts down
one of the most functional rooms in the house and bleeds their bank accounts dry.
With this in mind, planning is key! Sit down with your clients and have them define
what they want out of the experience in agonizing detail. Are they simply looking to
“spruce things up” with a few fixture replacements, or do they want a major redesign
that involves redoing the bathroom layout? Figure this out well in advance with your
client, or you’ll find your online reviews and referral rates both take a hit!
2. Nail down the aesthetic. When consulting with your clients, try to think in bigger
terms than single fixtures and features. Mixing and matching fixtures from the ultra
modern, retro, and contemporary style guides is a huge faux-pas. It looks terrible
and generally costs more than it would to work through one provider for a cohesive
look. Try to get your client thinking in terms of eras, styles, and aesthetics, rather
than letting them flip through the design books and pick out random favorites.
3. Know your limitations (and remind them of theirs!). Like any other endeavor in
your home improvement business, bathroom remodeling projects will have
limitations. Pre-existing floor plans, cramped square-footage, and electrical wiring
weirdness can all affect your design plan, but they shouldn’t affect your client’s
satisfaction level unless you failed to highlight these problems from day one. It’s
great to encourage your clients to be creative with their design dreams, but make
sure you ground them in reality with a thorough inspection of the space and floor
plan before hand to avoid disappointment!
4. Practice due diligence with your fixture manufacturers. There’s nothing worse
for your home improvement business than using faulty or unreliable fixtures. You
could provide the best installation and redesign service ever, but it doesn’t matter
one bit if your fixtures aren’t reliable. Be diligent with your research. Search online
reviews, talk to former clients and fellow Kitchen Solvers franchisees to learn their
experience with particular brands or manufacturers, and carefully read all warranties.
For best results, involve your clients in this process; they’ll appreciate the
transparency and the open communication you’ve made an effort to provide.
5. Endorse cabinet refacing whenever possible. Cabinet refacing has not only been
the cornerstone of our home improvement business’ success, but it’s been the go-to
option for homeowners looking to maximize the cost-effectiveness of their
remodeling projects. Cabinet refacing takes much less time than traditional cabinet
replacing, which means a quicker turnover and higher profit for your home
improvement business. Since refacing is also faster, less invasive, and a fraction of
the price, this option also gets our franchisees a lot of referrals and positive ratings
on popular business review sites. It’s win-win!
You can learn more design ideas and strategies for your home improvement business
by visiting http://www.kitchensolversfranchise.com.
About Kitchen Solvers
Kitchen Solvers is a multi-dimensional kitchen remodeling business, offering
total kitchen remodeling solutions for homeowners across the country. As a one-stop-
shop kitchen remodeling business, our franchisees never have to say NO because we
offer the widest selection of products and services available. From kitchen
design, cabinet refacing and new cabinetry to custom counter tops, tile back splashes,
and storage solutions, Kitchen Solvers provides the best solutions to meet the unique
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