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Many people love character, original detail, charm and historic personality. However, functionality, taste and condition also play important roles in a home’s value. Most often, bathroom and kitchen remodels are the most practical and sought after (and, therefore, solid) investments.
The Remodeling Process
Bathroom and kitchen remodels, though fairly common, are also much more complex than the renovation of other rooms as these involve plumbing, electrics, ducting, waterproofing, standards and coding, and multiple appliances and installations. Keep this in mind when researching contractors and professionals to assist or manage the remodels. Some common remodeling steps include demolition, roughing out utilities and installing sheetrock. Each of these tasks involves not only an expertise of current standards and techniques, but also a strong knowledge of outdated or historic trends and methods.
A kitchen’s cabinetry can have the biggest impact on the room. Consider, also, the choice between custom and stock cabinetry. Custom-made cabinets are the most expensive, partially-custom options are available at a lower price point, and stock cabinetry can be purchased “off the shelf”as the least expensive option, but it comes in limited sizes and styles, and its shelf life is limited (pardon the pun).
Popular countertop options for kitchens and baths include granite, quartz and marble. Other materials, such as concrete and stainless steel are also available, though one must carefully weigh these options against cost, durability, physical environment and the current and expected use of the countertops.
Floors in bathrooms and kitchens are typically harder surfaces – such as tile versus wood – as the dampness and exposure to other damaging elements such as oils, soaps and chemicals can be better withstood using such surfaces. While well-sealed hardwood is also popular and can give the room a warmer look, a professional should be consulted for value and longevity’s sake. Keep in mind the typical daily use(and dampness) the floor will experience when you are deciding upon the material.