Are you planning a kitchen or bathroom renovation for your home? Renovating these spaces can be a daunting and expensive task, but with proper planning and execution, it can make the process easier. As a homeowner, you want everything to be well-planned to ensure that your project runs smoothly and stays within your budget. In this blog post, we will provide you with some useful tips and tricks to consider when prepping for your next renovation project.
Things to consider for your kitchen or bathroom renovation
Determine Your Needs and Budget
First and foremost, make a list of what you envision for your new kitchen and bathroom and set a realistic budget for your renovation. Consult with a professional to get estimates of what materials and labor will cost for your desired renovations. Once you have determined a budget, try to stick to it to avoid any unnecessary expenses. Always remember to add in some contingency money as unexpected things often come up during renovations!
Determine your design style
Before starting your renovation, consider the design style you're going for. Are you looking for a more modern or traditional look? Will you be keeping the current layout or changing it up? Ensure your design style is cohesive throughout your space and matches your style but don't be afraid to mix and match some styles!
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Create a Functional Layout
A functional floor plan is crucial! Think about how you use the space day to day and what’s most important. Particularly for kitchens, consider where you want your appliances, make sure you have enough storage, and enough seating. For bathrooms, you also want to think about storage and vanity size. Make sure to leave enough floor space in your bathroom or kitchen to prevent it from feeling cramped!
If you need help preparing a floor plan, contact us and we can discuss how we can help!
Select Timeless Materials
Choosing timeless finishes for a kitchen or bathroom can help create an elegant and classic look that will never go out of style. Natural stone countertops, ceramic tiles, and high-quality wood cabinets are all excellent choices that can stand the test of time and allow you to save money in the long run by reducing the need for repairs and replacements.
When selecting plumbing fixtures for your kitchen and bathroom, look for ones that are high-quality and made of durable materials. Make sure to consider the style and function of the fixture, as well as its compatibility with other fixtures in the area in order to create a cohesive look.
When choosing hardware for bathrooms or kitchens, it is important to remember that these elements can easily be switched out in the future, so have fun and choose pieces that reflect your style. Selecting quality hardware such as polished nickel or brass offers timeless elegance, while bolder finishes like matte black can add a modern touch.
Lighting is Key
Good lighting is essential in any kitchen or bathroom renovation project. Think about window locations and how to embrace natural lighting. Make sure to have a lighting plan which shows the location of ambient lighting, accent, and task lighting throughout the space. We also always recommend splurging a little on light fixtures as they can really elevate a space!
Omitting accent lighting, failing to leave enough room for recessed lights, and incorrectly placing fixtures can all be issues that arise without a plan in place. A well-designed lighting plan is so important! Head over to our "How to Light Your Home" Blog Post for additional tips!
If you are confident in your DIY skills, you may be able to do the renovation from start to finish but hiring professional contractors or designers can save you time and money in the long run.
Hiring a licensed contractor for your kitchen or bathroom renovation can help ensure that the project is completed to the highest quality standards. A contractor will handle ordering materials, organizing labor, and handle the install.
If you are thinking about taking on a renovation, consider working with an interior designer early on to develop your floor plan, create an overall plan from the beginning, select your finishes, and manage the install.
Be realistic with the timeline
Renovations can take longer than anticipated, which is why it's important to be prepared for timelines. Set realistic expectations and be flexible with timelines. Anticipate disruptions to your daily routines and delay in any plans that depend on your renovation completion. This will help make the process less stressful, while ensuring that the job gets completed.
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With the right preparation, planning, and execution, a kitchen or bathroom renovation project can add significant value and functionality to your home. This can be an exciting journey, but it's essential to do your research, determine your needs, and set a budget. Hiring professional contractors and designers can ensure the success of your project. If you need help with the design aspect, check out Selections by DITD or contact us to discuss our Concept Creation and Ultimate Transformation Services!