Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel Tips
It’s not a decision that you enter into lightly, but when you finally commit to remodeling a kitchen and/or bathroom, this can be one of the best investments you can make in your home.
These are rooms that see a lot more use and abuse than other parts of a house, which means that you need to ensure a quality job is done.
We’ve got a few tips for you to think about if remodeling is something you’re considering. Thinking about what we’re suggesting can you put you on the right track to a great remodeling experience.
Consider Updating Your Fixtures & What’s Behind Them
This is definitely something you’ll want to consider if you’re just moving into a home and it’s very old.
There’s a lot of charm to be had in a 100-year-old home, but that starts at the architecture and stops at the infrastructure underneath.
A home with old knob and tube wiring or very old iron pipes might not be up to the task of giving you what you want in a new kitchen or bathroom.
So aside from just thinking about new fixtures like sinks or bathtubs, look into bringing the plumbing and wiring up to date if it needs it.
Figure Out What You Want
Don’t just stop at “I want a new kitchen and bathroom,” but give a good, long think about what you want to get out of these spaces.
How will you use them? Because that will help shape what kind of remodeling choices you’ll make.
If you want a new bathroom for the master bedroom that’s your private oasis for listening to music and reading while bathing, that’s very different from just adding a nice, extra bathroom to the first floor.
If you want your kitchen to be a social space where people can see and talk to each other, that’s a bit different from a kitchen geared towards efficient, focused cooking.
Function defines form, so figure this one out.
Choose the Right Professionals
Most people won’t attempt a remodeling themselves, and will wisely leave it to the experts.
The trick is making sure you pick the right people to do a satisfactory job. Fortunately, in the Internet age, this is a lot easier than it used to be.
In addition to the old standbys like taking referrals from people you trust, client testimony and user reviews on the Internet are invaluable now.
It makes it a lot easier to sort out the quality professionals from the people with questionable service and even worse results, so make sure you do your homework.
There’s little excuse in the 21st century for making the wrong choice.