A remodel is a big job, so it’s best to undertake one when your home really needs it and you’re prepared to handle it. Having construction done on your home will inevitably disrupt your daily life, but a solid plan will ensure that the final result is worth it. It’s important to keep some factors in mind when considering whether it’s time to remodel your kitchen or bathroom.
The most likely reason you’re considering a remodeling project is due to an outdated or unappealing design. This could be due to a poor layout, colors you don’t care for, outdated or gaudy fixtures, or cabinets that aren’t living up to your expectations. Whatever the issues are, consider what you could fix yourself, such as fixtures, and what would need a professional touch. Having all-new cabinets or an island installed, countertops changed out, or a new shower put in are all projects that are best done by a remodeling contractor. The more big projects you need to be done, the more you should consider taking on a kitchen or bathroom remodel.
Remodeling is expensive, so it’s good to have an idea of how much work you need to be done and how much it could approximately cost. Partial remodels are significantly cheaper than full remodels, but what materials you plan to use and what kinds of products you hope to install or add to the room will also affect the cost. For kitchens, traditional cabinets will cost less to install than handle-free flat-front cabinets. For bathrooms, a freestanding tub is a bigger investment than a built-in tub. On that same note, a granite countertop will cost more than a solid-surface countertop. Knowing what materials you prefer to use in your build can also help you get an estimate of the final cost of the build. Having funds saved up and ready to go will make the process much smoother once you decide to go ahead with the remodel.
A remodel will take a long time to complete, so planning accordingly is crucial. A large-scale remodel can take anywhere from 8-12 weeks to complete. If you are planning to host a gathering soon or take a vacation, it’s not a good time to begin a remodeling project. When it comes to a remodel, you don’t want to rush your crew because they won’t do a meticulous job, and it will show in the final result. It’s important to give your contractor all the time they need to ensure the job is done right. This includes being available for them and keeping a line of communication open in case they have questions or concerns, even if a major remodel has you staying in a hotel until it’s completed. When the contractors are given the time they need to do exceptional work, the result will be worth the wait.
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