Quick Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel Guide
Deciding to remodel your kitchen and/or bathroom can bring a lot of positives to your residence. You can enjoy a more personalized home experience that meets your exact needs, but you can also enjoy added value to your property.
However, this is only true if you get the job done right and have a quality remodeling job carried out. We’ve got a few suggestions you should consider if you want to make sure this happens.
Evaluate Fixtures & the Mechanisms Behind Them
How comprehensive do you want this remodeling to be?
Are you just looking at changing some counters, and cabinets, or are new fixtures like tubs, sinks, and dishwashers going to be part of the process?
For an older home, with older plumbing and/or electrical wiring, it’s especially important to consider an upgrade these systems.
A 100 year old Victorian might have old iron pipes in the plumbing that are long overdue for replacement to modern PVC.
That period kitchen you have may not “play well” with dishwashers, microwaves and other appliances that draw a lot of power if knob and tube wiring is still present in the home.
If you love cooking with gas, but there’s no infrastructure for that present, that’s another added cost to consider.
Figure Out What You Want the Room to Do
We’re talking about something beyond “this kitchen is for cooking, and this bathroom is for washing up.” What exactly do you want to get out of the space? Now is your chance to make it exactly the way you want it, rather than having to make do with whatever the space already is.
If you want to luxuriate in a big bathtub with music playing from speakers in the wall, that’s going to be a very different process for remodeling the bathroom than a decision to simply have one more toilet and sink in order to keep people from arguing about availability.
And if you love having people over to chat and have good times over a meal, then maybe you don’t want to design everything in the kitchen around optimized cooking and go more for an open concept instead.
Choose Qualified Professionals
Getting the right people to work on your home is the single best way to ensure you get the results you can live with day in, day out in your new rooms.
Always make sure to put in the time when it comes to making the right choice.
If you have people you trust, ask them about recommendations.
Use the Internet liberally, and look up the credentials of businesses in your area.
User reviews and customer testimony can be invaluable in finding people just like you who have had a quality experience.
Be diligent and thorough in your online research.