What To Think About With Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels
The kitchen and the bathrooms in your home are not like other rooms. They are built to fulfill a specific purpose.
So, when you decide to make a change to how these rooms work, or what they’re supposed to do, it’s not as easy as taking a bed out of a guest room, moving in a computer and desk, then calling it a home office.
Instead, remodeling kitchen and bathroom spaces require a good deal of time, planning, effort and, of course, money.
If you want to make sure that such a big change to your home has the best chance of turning out well, we have some things for you to think about.
Evaluate the Possibility of a Plumbing Upgrade
Depending on the scale of the remodeling, walls, floors, counters, and cabinets may be removed. That means you’ll have more access to the plumbing in your home than you ever had before.
Should you improve what’s underneath?
If you live an older home, especially one that’s over 50 years, or even closer to 100, with no major plumbing work done in that time, the answer is “yes.”
An old iron sewage pipe, for example, may have been slowly corroding over the 100 years it’s quietly been in use.
The last thing you want is to assume it’ll last 100 more years, only to find out three years later, you need to open up the floor to get access to it to repair it.
Choose the Right People for the Job
The decision that’s going to play the biggest role in how happy you are with your remodeling job is the people you choose to do the work for you.
With experienced professionals, you’ll be left with rooms that add value to your property and enhance your home experience for years.
With the wrong choice, you can now have a home you’re even less happy with.
Take the time to look at businesses recommended to you by people you trust.
Enhance that with Internet research.
These days, any company with a good track record will show it with lots of positive user reviews and other customer testimonials.
If you don’t see this, especially with an older company that’s been around for years, exercise caution.
Plan Out Your Needs for the Room
The best part about remodeling a home is that you can finally stop adapting to whatever the home was when you bought it, and tailor-make it to your exact, unique, individual preferences.
That’s why you have to make sure you know what those preferences are.
For example, if you think the kitchen is too small and isolated, and you want more of a social space, for family and friends, it’s time to think “open concept.”
If your bathroom has a small, cramped tub and you want to stretch out and relax, think about a luxury tub remodeling.