How To Plan For Your Kitchen Or Bathroom Remodeling Project

How To Plan For Your Kitchen Or Bathroom Remodeling Project

If you’re thinking it may be time for a major bathroom and kitchen remodeling project, you already know this is going to be a major investment. These rooms are two of the most expensive in the home when it comes to upgrades, but that’s also because they are the most heavily used rooms.

So, before anyone comes in to start work on your bathroom and kitchen remodeling project, one of the most important things you should do is correctly plan for this venture. Done correctly, these home improvements can not only improve your home experience but also add value to your property.

Here’s how you should be approaching your planning.

Set Your Budget Boundary

Most other decisions you make will stem from this initial move. With bathroom and kitchen remodeling, the sky is the limit in terms of how much you can spend, and it’s not impossible for these home improvements to cost over $100,000 with expensive materials and work.

While most people won’t be spending that much on remodeling, you can expect to invest tens of thousands of dollars, at minimum, especially for a kitchen. So start figuring out where you feel uncomfortable and lay out those boundaries.

Decide On What You Want

Another crucial aspect of planning is taking the time to clearly outline what you want out of your improved home experience. Everyone wants a “better kitchen” or a “better bathroom,” but this can mean many different things to people. For some, a better kitchen means finally having a pantry built to store more dry and canned goods and ingredients. For others, a better bathroom means having a walk-in bathtub installed to account for mobility issues.

What happens with your budget—and whether you can stick to it—will be determined in large part by the specific changes you want to implement for your bathroom and kitchen remodeling project.

Start Prioritizing

Once you have a list of all the things you want, you’ll probably realize that they go well beyond your established budget. This is where the hard part will come in. You’ll have to categorize all those hopes into things you absolutely need versus things that are nice to have but won’t be dealbreakers if you lose them.

For example, some people may need to sacrifice the glass cabinet doors because they would impact the cost of a walk-in bathtub, which is a necessity. Other people may decide that upgrading all the plumbing with a repiping takes precedence over pull-out drawer cabinets.

Research Your Contractors

Once you’ve got your plans ready, it’s a good idea to think about which people can get the job done. Always make sure you research the contractors in your area. Carefully go over their current reviews and field any questions you may have in advance.

In some cases, you may also visit a kitchen or bathroom at a friend or family member’s home and like the results. Ask who did the work, and use this as a jumping-off point for further research. If you’re looking for an experienced contractor for your bathroom and kitchen remodeling project, contact us today.