Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels
There’s nothing cheap about deciding to remodel your bathroom, kitchen or both, but when it’s done right, this can be one of the best investments you make in your home.
Bathrooms and kitchens see a lot more usage than other rooms, which means that if you want these improvements to last, a quality job needs to be done. So what should you do if you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen or bathroom?
How do you ensure that you get the most value for your money so that at the end of it, you get new rooms that will give you more years of reliability, and even add value to the worth of your property? We’ve got a few tips to help with that.
Bring Everything Up To Date
This is especially important if you’re buying an older home that is in such good condition that it hasn’t needed to be updated in many decades.
A classic home in the Victorian tradition may be visually striking, but that’s not necessarily a good thing if the electrical wiring is in similar shape and uses old knob and tube wiring, which may not be up to the task of handling modern appliances like microwaves and dishwashers.
If you’re remodeling, make sure you look at the backend things behind the countertops and fixtures.
Now is your chance to get rid of that old lead pipe plumbing that may have posed a health risk to your water usage.
If you’re going to improve your home, improve the infrastructure too.
Define the Goals of Your Remodeling
Everyone is going to want different things when they remodel spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, but do you know exactly what you want? The more specific you can be, the better.
Do you live in an older home with a smaller kitchen and a dining room that you want to open up into a larger, open concept space? Is it finally time to upgrade that old first-floor bathroom to something more modern?
The end goal and functionality that you want for these rooms is going to play a big role determining what kind of budget and what kind of work will ultimately be required.
Remodeling something for yourself and your own convenience will be much more elaborate—and probably more expensive—than a remodel you’re planning in order to help sell your home.
Get Good People
If there’s one thing you won’t have a shortage of, it’s choices for businesses to remodel your home.
California’s got a lot of good people doing good work, it’s just a matter of making sure you separatethe good choices from the poor ones, and put those people on your project.
Do your research, talk to people you trust to make good referrals, and read up on customer testimony.
You can also refer to Internet user reviews for remodeling services you’re interested in.
If you’re willing to do the homework, it’s a lot harder these days to be unpleasantly surprised with poor service and workmanship.