Essential Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Kitchen and Bathroom renovation tipsThe true mark of a luxury home is an updated bathroom and kitchen.  In fact, most home buyers pay particular attention to how well the bathroom and kitchen show.  Most people like to show off their kitchen to their guest and prefer their bathroom to be comfortable and well decorated.  This article will provide you with some essential tips on kitchen and bathroom renovation.

In the past both of these rooms were overlooked. Homeowners preferred a simple design so that the above mentioned rooms could only be used for their intended purpose.   However, now days the kitchen is a social circle where family members enjoy dinning and socializing with one another.  Likewise bathrooms have grown to be a place where homeowners like to relax and be comfortable.  Let’s look at how you should approach these home improvement tasks

Determine What You Want and Your Budget
First take a measurement of your bathroom and kitchen to find out how much space you have.  This will enable you to know how much you can add.  The key is to figure out what you want to do so you plan it right.  Do you want to increase your bathroom cabinets or just replace the outdated cabinets and sink?  Do you want to perform a facelift or a major renovation consisting of moving walls and plumbing? Will it fit your budget?  Knowing what you want will make it easier to achieve your goals.

Find Ideas For Your Renovation
If you need some renovation ideas you can read our section about bathroom renovation ideas and kitchen renovation ideas as well as looking through various home magazines to  get an idea of the styles that are available and which in particular appeals to you.  Home improvement is an art but one that you can learn and emulate from the many successfully renovated kitchens and bathrooms.

What You  Can And Cannot Do
You need to honestly judge what you can do on your own and what you need to hand off to a professional.  Can you install a kitchen countertop or replace the plumbing, etc. There are definitely task that any homeowner can do without any handyman skills such as painting or hanging mirrors, and replacing towel hangers.  If you are installing a laminate countertop for your kitchen, you could learn the skill by watching training videos online or attending a free session such as those offered by Home Depot and Lowes.

If your bathroom renovation consists of replacing your existing sinks and cabinets without the need to relocate your plumbing, you could save yourself lots of money by learning how to do it yourself as mentioned above.   Kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling are expensive but you could save a bundle by doing some of the task yourself.

Involve Your Family and Make it fun
A smart idea would be to involve your entire family members in this project.  Doing so not only make the project progress faster but also allows the family to have fun and spend quality time improving the home you all love and live in.   This will increase family bond and give other a way of expressing their renovation ideas.

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One Response to “Essential Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Tips”

  1. Kevin on January 10th, 2012 6:45 pm

    I know what you mean when you say that the rooms used to be overlooked and are now high end eye pleasing and functional. But that does come with a price. I have been holding off on pulling the trigger to remodel the kitchen due to the cost. I did do one of the bathrooms but the wife likes such high end accessories that I am affraid to take the plung for the Kitchen cost.