by Elias Deukmajian | Bathroom RemodelKitchen Remodel
Undertaking kitchen and bathroom renovations can become costly and time consuming. Furthermore, the stress that one undergoes during such remodels is enough to drive anyone crazy, regardless of the energy and money spent on the project. Luckily, when the product is finished, you will forget all about the ding in your wallet, and the time spent over choosing cabinets and bathtub fixtures. There is great detail that these types of renovations include, and before you go into it, you should know that hiring a professional consultant is one of the best ways to ensure that you get everything you want out of the deal the first time around; the last thing you want is to have to undergo another remodel to fix all the issues you wish you had addressed initially. The costs that are associated with these types of remodels can vary greatly; cost is dependent upon a wide range of choices that you will have to make when you pursue the renovations. The materials you decide on from flooring to paint to cabinetry can each vary greatly within the available options.
Cabinetry is the most expensive aspect
First let’s consider a kitchen renovation. Generally, cabinetry is the most expensive aspect of kitchen remodels; they are usually made of wood, they take up most of the room, and they involve a high level of craftsmanship in manufacturing them. Within cabinet choices, there is also a wide range of options (and prices) for cabinet doors, mountings, and hardware. Sometimes, depending on what you have to work with in the first place, it is better to refinish and upgrade the already existing cabinetry. In the long run, this could save you thousands of dollars, but you’d be surprised what new cabinet hardware can do for a room. Add thousands of dollars for flooring, plumbing, appliances, countertops, paint, and you could easily rack the bill up to over 20,000 dollars. Fortunately, when you hire a consultant, they work within an established budget that you set for yourself, and they can offer you suggestions and options that will best suit your financial concerns as well as meet your aesthetic and functional goals and needs.
It depends on your requirement
Now, when you get into bathroom remodels, there are similar concerns that may come up. Some aspects you will need to address are: storage (cabinetry), flooring, paint, tile, shower/bathtub options, fixtures, and, most importantly, a new toilet. Once again, you are making decisions that will last an extensive period of time; do not rush anything, and take your time to make carefully thought-out choices that will work for your lifestyle, your aesthetic, and your day-to-day functional needs. The process of remodeling a bathroom can range from relatively inexpensive (a few thousand dollars) to comparable to a kitchen remodel. This is dependent upon how detailed and ornate you wish your bathroom to be. For instance, if you are remodeling a master bathroom with dual sinks, both a tub and a shower, and must replace flooring, you are looking at a significantly more costly renovation project—in fact, you nearly double the expenses of a smaller bathroom remodel.
Hire a professional consultant
While the costs of kitchen and bathroom remodels vary greatly, the average cost is somewhere between 12,000 and 35,000 dollars on a kitchen. Cutting corners is not advised when it comes to the necessities, but you can find significant wiggle room in pricing that will allow you to have all your cake, and eat it too (in your new kitchen). Bathroom remodels can also become costly depending on the choices you make regarding materials and big purchases. Bathroom renovations, on average, can cost anywhere from 5,000 to 14,000 dollars. Of course, there are ways to lower your expenses, but this requires proper knowledge and research. With both a kitchen and the bathroom renovation, it is recommended to hire a consultant that can help guide you through the renovation process with ease and point you in the right direction when it comes to the big decisions. Consultants are able to give you quotes and estimates and help you to make choices that will set you up for success with each decision leading to another important one. If you decide to go through a big renovation, enlist the help of professionals—you won’t regret it.