Top Tips for National Home Remodeling Month

Home renovation is the perfect time to upgrade your home’s furniture and décor.  Whether you are working on one room at a time or completing an entire home remodel, be sure to create something you love.  Since May is National Home Remodeling Month, what better time than now to start thinking about updates and upgrades for your home.  Browsing images upon images on or can provide great inspiration.  Remodeling your home can vary from small to large tasks.  No matter if you’re working on a small DIY project or a large one suited for a professional contractor, these updates can transform the look of your home and upgrade your return on your investment. Not sure where to start?  Browse through these top four home remodeling tips and inspiring images to jumpstart your creative thinking and prepare your home’s new upgrades!

1.    Don’t be afraid to hire a professional

Whether you’re working on a construction project inside your home or trying to redecorate your space, don’t be afraid to hire a professional.  They are a professional for a reason and you can really take advantage of their extensive knowledge.  When it comes to interior design, Belfort Furniture’s Associate Designers are trained to help guide you through furniture selection, space planning, color coordination and more.  Take a look at some before and after images from our Associate Designers’ work to help you see how different a room can look after redecorating.

2.    Think about what you want – and – what you need

After living in multiple homes or apartments you can quickly become accustomed to specific upgrades or features that you love or hate, allowing you to easily create a list of what you’d like to see in your newly updated home.  What about things you’ll need in your home?  Most families need extra storage whether it’s in the kitchen, bathrooms, view while remaining functional on a daily basis.

Paula Deen’s Down Home Collection features a nightstand with plenty of storage and a lift-lid top that houses a power outlet for charging your electronics.  Aspenhome’s Kensington Collection includes a 52” Media Console that is a popular choice and a best seller.  Organize your cable boxes, dvd players, and television cords with the ample storage cabinets and shelves.

3.    Personalize it

After deciding what you’ll need, don’t be afraid to make it your own.  You may need a new accent chair to fill an empty corner of your foyer, so why not make it match your personality.  You’ll make a lasting impression on your guests and these details will make you smile each and every day in your home.

Sam Moore’s Cadence Chair is available in a wide variety of fabric and finish options.  Choose your own options to create a look that’s truly you and portrays your personality.

4.    Take advantage of those unused spaces

We all have a place or two in our homes that no one ever uses.  Let’s change that!  By creating a custom space that suits a need or draws your attention, you’ll get more use out of the space.  Maybe your hallway is bare and needs some attention.  Find something that speaks to you and use it.  Begin with something you love and build around it with accessories.  Console tables are excellent choices for these rarely used spaces and they’re easy to accessorize!

Hooker Furniture’s Mélange Collection provides a number of choices for unique sofa tables to fill your home.  The Belle Fleur Console with Acanthus Leaf Applique Drawer Fronts and beautiful detailing is an inspiration in itself towards accessorizing.

Belfort Furniture is not only your resource for furniture but redecorating your entire home.  Don't forget about the finishing touches like rugs and accessories to complete your new rooms!  Do you have a room that deserves a makeover at first glance?  Don't miss our $10,000 Dream Room Makeover furniture contest.  Submissions are due June 30, 2013 - read all of the details and enter the contest here.  Visit our Northern Virginia furniture showroom and submit your contest entry in-store for a chance to win a $1,000 Belfort Furniture Gift Card.