Home Tips On Bathroom And Kitchen Remodeling

July 25, 2016

There are some times that the opportunity for a remodel is greater than others, but generally the best advice is to start as quickly as possible. It does not matter how deftly you schedule it out or how well you plan for exigencies like time, plumbing, labor, and materials; Murphy’s Law always makes a debut! That debut could be through one of the kids running into the room and knocking over a pile of expensive tile. You told Johnny to stay put, he said he would; but childhood has an intrinsic quality of attention deficit — that is why our parents yelled at us, right? They were human! And so are we, and so it goes with remodeling. Ideally, you should jump on remodel projects right when you move in. Putting it off can stretch so far afield that you do not actually get to it until you are selling the property and then you never get a chance to enjoy it.

Where To Remodel

Not everyone can afford to completely refurbish a home from the inside out. When you are remodeling, you should concentrate on two categories. One, what do you want to be remodeled in your home? Are there certain segments that just rub you the wrong way? Two, where are the most cost-effective and property-inflating areas to remodel? The quick answer to number two is: the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen should likely be your first priority. With bathrooms, keep in mind that utilitarianism is on the way out and luxury on the way in. Nobody wants traditional faucets anymore. Everyone these days is interested in the under-mount options that bring water forth into a great bowl that has a mottled finish visually evocative.

What Kind Of Changes To Make

While “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” may apply to some areas of the house, there is something to be said for upgrades. Sure, that old television is not broken and you have managed to hook it up to your computer with some Jerry-rigged RadioShack components, but come on! Get a flat-screen. Unless you have a deliberate “retro” motif that you are capitalizing on in the remodel, it is a good idea to upgrade where older styles have fallen out of technological and stylistic currency.

The Monetary Advantages Of Remodeling

You could remodel right before you move and so give your house some immediate value. That can be a little bit stressful. If you are going that route, finish the remodel, then list the house on the market. There is nothing like “work-in-progress” to defray a potential buyer. Sometimes there is not enough flexibility to allow such choice, however yet another reason it makes sense to get the remodeling done right from the get-go, so that when it is time for appraisal, a clean-up reveals the added value. That said, any well-done upgrade will increase the value of your home. How much it will increase it is difficult to say. If you are a millionaire and install a diamond sink, that is definitely worth several thousand dollars; probably in the dozens. The cost of installation will be a drop in the bucket comparatively. Strangely, with remodel, sometimes going the “more expensive” route actually yields exceptional property value increase. Although should your house be in a poor neighborhood, you could spend all that money in vain. There are a lot of things to consider as you approach a remodel. Style and modernity are salable. Check sites like MaestroBath.com for exceptional selection, but location and neighborhood must be taken into account, as well as the time the remodel will take and how much contractors will charge to get the job done right.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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