Ask any home remodeling contractor and they will tell you the same thing. Kitchens and bathrooms are the parts of the house that are nearly always remodeled when the family does home improvements.
Naturally, not all home remodel projects are exactly the same. And some include just a kitchen renovation, often after a calamity. Other projects may include the simultaneous remodeling of both the kitchen and the bathroom. You will hardly hear of a project that involves the remodeling of the living room or the bedroom that doesn’t also involve the renovation of the kitchen and the bathroom. Unless an improvement is done for a specific reason. A room addition, for example.
And while our reasons for investing in bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects are quite straight-forward, there’s more than meets the eye. Wouldn’t you like to get an idea if you plan some sort of a home renovation?
Why kitchen and bathroom remodels are a MUST
At first glance, the basic reason for bathroom and kitchen makeovers is to increase home value. No doubt. Although the return value won’t give you back every penny you spend on the kitchen and bathroom remodeling, it will compensate the bigger part of your expense.
Now, what’s the trap here? We often talk about the benefits of a complete home remodeling for the return value. But if you think about it, most people want to renovate to enjoy the house themselves. And so, while there’s quite a good home value increase, it is your current dwelling in the house that’s of the utmost importance.
And now, the million-dollar question: why most remodel projects include the transformation of bathrooms and kitchens? It’s simple, if you think about it. Kitchens and bathrooms get the most beating day after day – each for its own reasons. Kitchens are the busiest rooms. Who wouldn’t say the same for bathrooms? And then, these are the two rooms that have it all: electrical outlets, water pipes, sinks, lots of furniture – hence, the potential of water damage, floods, floor destruction, furniture rot, mold growth – name it. Even rooms with good ventilation and windows suffer some humidity issues – let alone rooms that have no or poor ventilation and no window. You see the point? It’s actually the situations that decide for you before you decide on a new kitchen installation or bathroom transformation, just for the joy of it. And so, the main reasons why kitchens and bathrooms are included in most – if not all, home remodels lie beneath the floor, behind the walls, under the sink – it has to do with moisture, humidity, water, and mold. And there’s more.
Who would say no to a new kitchen design?
Kitchens are busy. They are also the places we do more than just eat and cook. Hidden behind closed doors or open plan, the kitchen design must reflect your lifestyle. An outdated kitchen that was built when the choices among materials were limited, the ideas were poor, and the needs were not many are far from functional today. And so, kitchens are often renovated not because there’s a problem (moisture related) but because they must be reconstructed or even expanded.
The kitchen renovation contractor is called to suggest ideas – plan and implement these ideas, to create more storage room and traffic space, modernize the room, make it brighter, install resistant materials. In short, bring form and function into the kitchen.
Who would exclude the bathroom remodeling from the project?
Let’s step into the bathroom. Here the job of the bathroom renovation contractor is to make the room more spacious, while adding charm. Nowadays, there are lots and lots of choices among bathroom floors, wall designs, fixtures, accessories, colors, patterns, textures, materials – the sky is the limit. The bathroom renovation company plans having one thing in mind – apart from keeping the room well-protected from high-humidity. That’s to lay the bath fixtures in such a way as to create enough traffic space, room for storage, a place where you can absorb energy and also, unwind. Simply put, kitchen and bathroom renovation projects are part of most home improvements because they allow you to deal with water issues – and in fact, deal with them efficiently, improve functionality, make the home more energy efficient, create the space and environment you like and need, build healthier rooms. Still wondering?