Beware when you visit your local home improvement store. Spending time there can become addictive.
Whether it’s one of the big-box home improvement stores that is filled from top to bottom with tools, materials, and gadgets galore or a smaller, boutique-style store specializing in just one style or product, a trip through the aisles can become a mesmerizing event that fills the mind with ideas for revamping a home of every sort.
In the larger home improvement store you’ll find a wide assortment of styles and materials from which to choose, regardless of whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, or garden you’re planning to redo.
Another service that almost every large home improvement store provides is instructions. They often present quick and simple classes that demonstrate how to apply or install everything from paint to flooring. They’ll send you home with written instructions, a list of supplies needed, and samples to play with.
The smaller boutique-style home improvement store will dazzle the imagination, too. These smaller stores may specialize in hardware, lighting, or window treatments but they often feature a wide assortment of items that aren’t available elsewhere.
Another good thing about these smaller home improvement stores is that they are sometimes willing to take on special orders or custom work so you get exactly what your heart desires.
Depending on where you are and what you are looking for, there’s a home improvement store sure to please. There’s no need to shop only the largest or the smallest stores, either. There’s so much in between that it’s worth a trip to see what discoveries can be made wherever you are.
Although not considered a home improvement store in the strictest sense, don’t overlook the treasures to be found at antique shops, auctions, and resale or salvage centers. Incorporating a one-of-a-kind fireplace mantel, antique window, or salvaged bricks into your remodeling project is a great way to express your own unique personality.
In fact, when you’ve got your mind set on a remodel project, almost every store becomes a home improvement store as long as you keep your mind open to fresh and innovative ideas.