Can Save Time
- It’s no secret that the kitchen and bathroom are the most used rooms in any home. Not only do they add value to your life, but when properly renovated, they add value to your home! Needing to tear them apart for a renovation can be a major headache! While taking on both of these rooms at the same may be overwhelming, the opposite can also be true. Only those who wish to take their time on a renovation – because they enjoy the process – will truly benefit from spreading projects out. For everyone else, renovating both rooms together can be a time saver and allow for avoidance of unnecessary inconvenience for those living in the home.
- Working with a reputable builder is important, they have the know-how to work on both projects in tandem. This means cabinet work in both rooms can be tackled all at once, tiling can be done in one fell swoop and painters can quickly work their way through both rooms.
- Quick and streamlined renovation projects reduce not only costs, but also stress! Losing access to a bathroom and kitchen at the same time can be challenging to navigate, even for a short time, so temporarily moving out is a good way to keep the stress levels down as well.
Potential Cost Savings
- When home renovations are completed one project at a time, the costs can quickly add up. Typically, this has a lot to do with the contractor and how they charge for smaller projects. A project like a bathroom may take a shorter amount of time, but it still requires getting a crew together, ordering supplies and saying no to other jobs during that time. For this reason, home improvement professionals might charge a premium for small projects. The more work you are giving one contractor, the more room for negotiating you will have, as you are providing a lot of business for one company.
- A project like a bathroom renovation can easily cost upwards of $10,000-$30,000, so why not take advantage of an opportunity to get more bang for your buck? Combining a kitchen and bathroom renovation is a great way to save on material costs. Choosing the same materials for the cabinets and countertops, for example, allows your contractor to order a larger quantity of the same material, and therefore they are more likely to get a better price from their supplier. Keep in mind that contractors with strong supplier relationships tend to have some sort of discount agreement with them as well.
Achieving Cohesive Design Between the Kitchen & Bathroom
- Even when each room has its own unique look, a well designed home has cohesiveness achieved by sharing certain elements, colors or patterns. When a kitchen and bathroom are renovated at the same time, it may be simpler for the homeowner and contractor to work together to achieve finished projects that are in sync with each other.
- For homeowners that would like a cohesive style between their bathroom and kitchen, a good starting point is creating a mood board before meeting with an interior designer or contractor to discuss your vision. This way, the project starts off on the right foot, with a clear idea of what you are looking for, with bathroom trends as well as kitchen trends in mind.
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