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What To Consider When Kitchen And Bath Remodeling

Kitchen And Bath Remodeling

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling can be a daunting task. Yet your kitchen and bathroom are probably the rooms you will need to remodel the most because they have the most wear and tear. 

Or maybe you want to sell your house; your bathroom and kitchen will need to be redone because apparently these two rooms greatly influence the sale of a house, especially the kitchen.

 

The Checklist

Below are some quick pointers on preparing for the remodeling job:

 

Planning

Your work with the contractor will involve:

  • Expressing your kitchen and bathroom needs i.e. the functionality aspect and the design as well.
  • Getting to bounce various ideas with the contractor
  • Surveying of the rooms and sketching of the remodeling plan
  • Getting to view the final plan before the work commences

 

Style

Personal style definitely matters: Marble countertops for your bathroom, brass faucets for your sinks.  What should you consider when making design choices and picking accessories so as to be satisfied with a remodeling job? Let's go through a quick checklist:

Tiles: Do away with trends. Pick tiles that are not dated or you will want to remodel soonest.

Lighting: For bathrooms overhead lighting is essential. You can also consider wall lights for instance for more lighting. There are various lighting choices in the market that are popular for both kitchens and bathrooms.

Sinks: They have to blend with the rest of the room and the plumbing. Matte metallic, unlacquered brass, brushed brass faucets whatever your choice of finishing, multi -functionality is important.

Fixtures:  For cabinets, shelves or drawers that you will need to store things, functionality is key.

 

The Kitchen

The kitchen tends to be a high traffic area, because it can serve as an entertaining and eating area. Buy quality accessories and fixtures that will last long.

 

1. Layout

Consider the layout and your needs. The spacing has to be enough to ensure safety and functionality. There has to be enough room for traffic to flow easily. A professional contractor will ensure the spacing is enough by using the right measurements for the layout.

 

2. Appliances

What types of appliances would you want to replace in your kitchen or would you want to buy new ones? These could be ovens, cooktops, microwaves, dishwashers or hoods.  

A professional's consideration is on the space provided by the layout, how the appliances can fit in with other fixtures and fittings and how they blend with the decor.

 

3. Cabinets

Nowadays there is a lot of preference for darker colored cabinets. A fresh coat of paint can give your cabinets a fresher look.  Or you can add new knobs or handles or just tear away the doors and have open cabinets.

The most important thing to consider when remodeling cabinets is that you should in invest in quality cabinetry, for not only aesthetics purposes but also for durability.

 

The Bathroom

The layout of your bathroom has to match your design choice. A professional can assist you in making design choices that will blend with your bathroom.

Shower or tub?  Definitely your preference, so that they not only incorporate your style but also the functionality of your bathroom according to your needs.  

 

1. Plumbing

This is usually minimal. With the additional of new fixtures and fittings like showers or tubs there in not much work needed unless there is an existing problem with the plumbing.

 

2. Flooring

The bathroom floor needs to be safe from accidents caused by water spillage. Ensure that you install floor tiles that are not slippery. Small tiles, textured or not, are usually considered when flooring as they are less slippery.

There is a lot that needs to be taken into account when remodeling as far as design and functionality are concerned. Contact us for consultation on your bathroom and kitchen remodeling. We guarantee you quality and value for your money.

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