Give your home the makeover it deserves. Whether you’re looking for a major overhaul or a minor project this year, consider starting with kitchen and bathroom remodeling. These rooms may be intimidating, but remodeling these two areas of your home can have the most dramatic impact on the value, look and functionality of your entire home.
Choose Your Room
Consider your budget and the type of project you’re looking to accomplish. Remodeling a bathroom is typically less expensive than a kitchen, but remodeling both rooms gives you the most dramatic renovation. Determine your budget and time frame, and talk to a local contractor about where to begin.
Pick the Perfect Layout
Does your kitchen seem awkward to navigate? You may need to shake it up with a new layout. Most kitchens come in these basic layouts:
- Open layout
Whether you need to take down a wall to let it breathe or switch up the style to give it a whole new look, consider which layout works best for your lifestyle and your home.
Major Renovation or Minor Upgrade?
Once you have your dream renovation plan in mind, it’s time to take a look at your budget. Don’t just consider the financial aspect, but also the time you have available. Remember that both kitchen and bathroom remodeling have a major impact on the value of your home.
Major work includes completely replacing all the cabinets, fixtures, flooring and changing the layout. A minor remodel might include a new light fixture, coat of paint and new hardware for your kitchen cabinets.
Find a Professional
Whether you’re going all-in or looking for a more conservative approach to kitchen and bathroom remodeling, it’s important to hire a professional. These two rooms include the biggest risks for water and electrical damage in your home. If you aren’t a professional electrician or plumber, it’s best to hire a professional to ensure your dream comes true without any accidents or damage to your home.