One of the most substantial things you can do to a home is look at rooms like the kitchen or bathrooms and commit to remodeling them. This requires a sizable investment in money, time and planning.
But it can completely transform the home experience when done correctly. However, a lot of things can go wrong with a remodeling at different stages of the process.
If you want to minimize the chances of a problem and end up with rooms that will add more value to your property and enhance your home experience, we’ve got a few things for you to consider.
Evaluate A Plumbing Upgrade As Well
This will be the first time in years that walls, counters, even floors will be removed.
In some cases, this may be the first time decades—perhaps even a century—that the plumbing that has been operating in the home is now easily accessible.
What condition is it in?
Older homes that haven’t had the sewage or water pipes touched in decades are unlikely to be up to modern building codes.
Moreover, if they haven’t been touched in decades, it’s not a safe assumption to carry on as if they’ll continue to operate for decades more.
That 100-year-old iron sewage pipe might only have a few years left in it, and if it breaks after your remodeling is done, you might need to tear up your renovations just to get at it and fix it.
Work Out What You Want From These Rooms
When you first arrived at your home, you probably had to “make do” with whatever you found in the kitchen and/bathroom. It’s unreasonable to expect that someone else is going to create a room exactly to your preferences if they’ve never met you.
Now, however, there’s no excuse.
You can now have a kitchen that’s arranged exactly the way you want it, but only if you take the time to lay out what it is you want.
Now you can move the sink and tub in the bathroom to a different part if you like, or even get rid of the shower option entirely and just have a luxury bathtub built in. Now is the time to define your preferences.
Be Careful With Who Does The Job
Nothing else is going to be more influential to the final results of your remodeling than the company you decide to give the job to.
If you make the right choice, you’ll have an improved home experience with quality work that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Make the wrong choice, and you may end up spending, even more, money to find another business to undo the work you just paid for.
Take recommendations from people you trust, but take the time to do your own research as well.
Companies with good reputations can easily prove it with a trail of satisfied customers leaving positive testimonials and other user reviews.
Bad companies will have bad reviews or few comments of any kind.