The kitchen and bathroom are probably two of the most important rooms in the house. These are rooms where people spend a lot of time preparing and eating meals, taking baths and freshening up. However, these rooms are said to be the most expensive and most complicated to remodel.
Before making a decision on how to go about it, you should first decide on a budget. On the average, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms in the U.S. costs from $16,000 to $25,000 and $6,000 to $12,000, respectively. Of course, the costs can be significantly trimmed down if the owners choose to remodel the rooms themselves. But doing so requires much time and devotion on the part of the owners because they will be the ones who will do all the dirty work.
You need to remember a few tips to help you cut on the costs and get a great deal on remodeling. One major tip is for owners to be deeply involved in the remodeling process. Be very vocal on what you want and don’t want. Remember that you will be the one who will have to live with these designs.
During the planning stage, you should already know the kitchen floor plan that you want. In general, there are four types of efficient floor plans – L-shape, U-shape, one-wall, and open plan. You should pick according to your needs and the appropriateness of each plan in relation to the existing room.
The result of kitchen and bath remodeling greatly depends on how much effort was put in at the planning and execution stage. For those who opt to hire contractors, devotion can be measured by how much time the owners put into checking the progress of the contractors’ work. For those who took the challenge of remodeling the kitchen and bath on their own, dedication in perfecting every detail of the work is very important. All the effort is definitely worth it because, after all, the kitchen and bathroom are among the most frequently used rooms of the home.