Making even a small change to your apartment or condo can significantly increase its overall value. If you live in Brooklyn or Manhattan, you know that the housing market is hot. Renters pay $1,000 or more for a studio apartment that is the size of a large closet in other towns, and the cost of buying a condo or townhouse with one or more bedrooms can easily cost a few hundred thousand dollars. When you work with a professional company, you can get the updates and renovations that you need without spending a fortune, but you need to understand how the process works first.

Improve the Look of Your Bathroom

Meeting with Your Designer

Updating your NYC residence begins when you meet with your designer. A good company will send a professional designer right to your home to talk with you about your goals and what you want for your home. If you recently bought a new home, now is your chance to put your own personal sense of style in the place. If you want to sell your home, you can work with your designer to get top dollar for the property. The designer will present you with some sketches and blueprints that show you the finished product.

Selecting the Right Products

Many people worry that hiring a professional designer will result in their homes looking less like a place they want to live and more like a model home. A good designer will go over every step in the process with you and ask for your feedback and input about the products used in your home. You’re the one who chooses what color and type of tile to use in a kitchen or bathroom, whether you have hardwood, tile or carpeted floors and even the paint colors used on the walls.

Completing the Renovation

Depending on the size of your renovation, the project might take a few weeks to complete or several months. The company will remain in contact with you to update you on the progress. You’ll know when the new materials arrive, when contractors finish a specific part of the project and when the contractors will finish with the job. Knockout Renovation offers a five year warranty on the work that its contractors does, and it offers a one year warranty on any new appliances added to your home. Click here to make an appointment to talk with a contractor about your home renovation.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.