What to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom and Kitchen

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What to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom And Kitchen

Bathrooms and kitchens need regular remodeling in order to maintain their beauty and functionality. Most kitchens and bathrooms can benefit from a remodeling every twenty years or so, as appliances and fixtures become out of date and newer, more efficient models are invented.

If your bathroom or kitchen is showing signs that it's time for an update, then it's important to know which factors to consider when remodeling.

Kitchen Remodeling

Many homeowners dream of remodeling their kitchen, but don't know what factors to consider when trying to decide if it's the right time. This remodel checklist can help you decide whether this is the right time for you to remodel your kitchen, and if so, how to get started.

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How long does it take to remodel a kitchen?

Kitchen remodels are complex, often involving plumbing replacement, fixture and appliance installation, cabinet refinishing and more. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to remodel a kitchen.

What is a reasonable budget for a kitchen remodel?

How much you spend on a kitchen remodel depends in large part on whether you're seeking a midrange kitchen remodel or a major kitchen upgrade. For a minor remodel, you might spend anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000. Major kitchen upgrades can total $100,000 or more. To find out how much you can expect to spend on your kitchen remodel, talk to a qualified contractor.

kitchen remodel with white granite kitchen island by fine home contracting in connecticut

In what order should you remodel your kitchen?

Kitchen remodels start with extensive planning. Know your goals and what you hope to accomplish by remodeling your kitchen. Talk to other members of your household to decide what will help you meet those goals.

Next, meet with contractors to find the right contractor for you. The lowest-cost contractor is rarely the right contractor to hire, especially if that contractor has dramatically underbid the competition. Vet contractors by meeting with each one individually, checking references, discussing your goals and hopes for your remodel, and by comparing bids when the bids come.

Your design-build contractor will submit designs for approval. If you're working with a design-build contractor, then they'll kick off the project by submitting designs for your approval. You can work with your contractor to perfect the custom kitchen design before the construction process gets started.

Your contractor will order materials. During the planning phases, your contractor will start to order materials for your upcoming home improvement project.

The work begins. Once the work begins, your kitchen will go for long stretches of time when it's not easy to use. You may want to have an alternative kitchen space set up somewhere in your house. Your contractor can tell you when an alternative kitchen will be most useful.

Final walk-through. Once the contractor has finished all the work in your kitchen, then you'll perform a final walkthrough. The final walkthrough is your chance to point out any outstanding issues. Your contractor will take this opportunity to complete the finishing touches and voilà! The work is finished, and you have a brand-new kitchen to enjoy.

Bathroom Remodeling

A good bathroom remodel is a chance to make your bathroom a more luxurious and comfortable space. This bathroom checklist can help you get started.

How long does it take to remodel a small bathroom?

A small bathroom remodel can take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks to complete.

Interior of bright modern bathroom in the apartment

What is a reasonable price for a bathroom remodel?

Like the kitchen remodel, bathroom remodels vary in scope and size. Minor remodels may cost $5,000 to $15,000, while major bathroom remodels can cost upwards of $70,000. This all depends on what you need to do and what your budget is. Your contractor can help you work out the details.

What are the steps to renovating a bathroom?

The bathroom remodel process goes like this:

Bathroom remodels start with extensive planning. Know your goals and what you hope to accomplish by remodeling your bathroom. Talk to other members of your household to decide what will help you meet those goals.

Next, meet with contractors. Just like with the kitchen remodel, the lowest-cost contractor is rarely the right contractor to hire. Vet contractors by meeting with each one individually, checking references, discussing your goals and hopes for your remodel, and by comparing bids. Doing this will help you work out your bathroom remodel budget.

Your design-build contractor will submit designs for approval. If you're working with a design-build contractor, then they'll kick off the project by submitting bathroom designs for your approval. You can work with your contractor to perfect the design before the construction process gets started.

Your contractor will order bathroom renovation materials. During the planning phases, your contractor will start to order things in a bathroom and materials for your upcoming bathroom remodel.

The work begins. Once the work begins, your bathroom may go for stretches of time when it's not easy to use. Hopefully, you have multiple bathrooms in your house. If not, coordinate with your contractor to ensure you have a useable bathroom space. You may need to move everything out of the bathroom being remodeled to the other bathrooms in your home.

Final walk-through. Once the contractor has finished all the work in your bathroom, then you'll perform a final walkthrough. The final walkthrough is your chance to point out any outstanding issues. Your contractor will take this opportunity to complete the finishing touches and voilà! The work is finished, and you have a brand-new bathroom to enjoy.

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Ready to Remodel? Contact Fine Home Contracting about Bath and Kitchen Remodeling CT

CT remodeling is challenging, but not when you're working with a contractor with experience and a good reputation. Call Fine Home Contracting to discuss your upcoming bathroom or kitchen remodel.

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