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Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling – What to do first

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Remodeling or redesigning your home is probably one of the best investments that you’ll ever make. Why?

Because we spend most of our time in our homes during the day, and we need to make sure that every corner is designed and decorated the way we want it to be. Comfort is important, and you can’t really feel comfortable if something is constantly “bugging” you because it just doesn’t feel right.

Unfortunately, not all of us are rich and able to remodel both our kitchens and bathrooms at the same time, so sometimes we will run into a situation where we have to make a decision. So, should it be our bathroom or our kitchen first? Find out below.

The first step

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Start by thinking a bit about where you spend most of your time. It might sound funny to compare a bathroom with a kitchen, but when you think about it, we do spend a lot of time in our bathrooms.

We’re there every morning, after every meal brushing our teeth, showering or taking a bath sometimes even multiple times per day, but we can’t neglect the kitchen as well.

We are preparing our meals there, we sometimes have family lunches and dinners, and we often invite guests to come over for a talk in our kitchens. So, both of these places are somewhat of the same importance, so how do we decide what to go for first? By some logic, time is money, so spend your money where you spend most of your time if that makes any sense.

How much is it going to cost me?

Just like we mentioned earlier, if we were rich enough to do both of these things at the same time, we wouldn’t even consider things like these, but since you are reading this article, you are probably in a situation where your budget is pretty limited, so you have to choose one of the two possible options.

Now, depending on how luxurious you want your upgrade to be, you’ll have to calculate all of the costs and compare that with your budget. If you notice that remodeling your kitchen is surpassing the limit by quite a lot, it might be the right time to do your bathroom instead and vice versa. Usually, kitchens will cost more, because they are larger, but in some homes, this can be different, and it doesn’t have to apply.

When tackling the kitchen consider companies like these guys who specialize in value lines of kitchen cabinets. They can also work with you to create a beautiful kitchen design and layout, for free! That should help your budget. 

Am I doing this for myself?

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Usually, almost everything that we do in life should be about ourselves in the first place, but some people simply care a lot about what others think of them and their belongings, and we understand this to some extent as well.

If you are about to have some relatives visiting your home in the next month, but you feel like your bathroom is in a very bad state, it might be a smart decision to do remodeling, simply to leave a better impression when your guests arrive.

Of course, this shouldn’t be done if you are in a tight economic situation, so make sure that you have some extra money on the side before attempting to do something like this. If you are looking for any general remodeling services, or the right construction company for you, feel free to visit greenplanetbuilder.com

Choosing by possible offers

Many remodeling companies and contractors put up promotional offers every once in a while, and some of them might be for kitchens, others are for living rooms or backyards, and if you are lucky enough, some can be for bathrooms as well.

You can’t have them all at once at any given time, so if you are currently trying to make up your mind between your kitchen and your bathroom, and you run into an offer that gives a discount for one of those, you already know what to do. When you have the chance, make sure to grab it. Saving some money on your remodeling project is very important.

Which one is less problematic?

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If you are sure that sooner or later you will be doing both remodels, try to get rid of the one that’s less problematic first, so that you can get some experience and knowledge about the entire process for when it is time for the more difficult one.

People that are doing a remodel for the first time in their lives usually have a completely wrong perception about how the entire thing looks like, and they are not very aware of the mess that can be caused.

Who knows, maybe you’ll reconsider doing this after you see how it goes, or you’ll get an even bigger will to do it after you see the final result. Get some experience and your decision-making abilities will improve.

Make sure to notify your neighbors

Remodeling can be quite noisy, and it can also cause a lot of mess as we mentioned a bit earlier. If you have children, especially babies, make sure to take them out of the location, somewhere safe and sound where they can rest without being interrupted by any loud banging or drilling noises. The next fair thing to do is to notify your neighbors about the possible noise because they might be living with children as well.

If you are doing a larger reconstruction project, chances are that you will have a lot of trucks parked in front of your home for all the materials that need to be brought in, so notify the neighbors about something like this as well, it’s just a fair thing to do.

Compare Prices

Before choosing the company or the contractor that you want to go for, make sure to spend some time comparing prices of other companies, and looking at other promotional offers as well.

Maybe you didn’t pay enough attention and you will be able to find something that’s cheaper and of better quality. So, never rush your decisions, especially not when you are investing in something that costs quite a lot, such as complete remodeling of your bathroom or kitchen.