Remodelling your kitchen or bathroom (or both!) is a big decision, and normally a costly one. A major benefit of splashing out on a remodel is that it will increase the price of your property – kitchens and bathrooms are the key rooms people will look at when purchasing or renting a property so it’s important to keep them looking modern. Even though it may seem expensive to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, remember you’ll be making a profitable investment by doing so.
Kitchens and bathrooms have to be functional and practical but also stylish and contemporary – this goes for any room but more so with kitchens and bathrooms because there are a lot of fixtures to deal with. You’ll need to consider the plumbing, electrical wiring, ventilation, lighting and flooring, among many other factors. This is why planning these two rooms is so important – you can’t move a toilet once it’s fitted, not without a lot of hassle anyway!
The best way to start out is to use computer-aided software to plan your room, most kitchen/bathroom-fitting stores will have bathroom planner software available so you can get a good idea of what your potential room will look like. You can enter your room dimensions into the software, and also your furniture measurements so you can get a 100% accurate view of what your room will look like and how much space you have to play around with. Space is an important factor with both kitchens and bathrooms so planning where your furniture and cabinets will go is essential.
Use kitchen planner software to consider your “working triangle” – a functional method to planning where everything will go in your kitchen. Armaturen The triangle consists of your cooking hobs/oven, your sink and your working space – and the triangle shape makes it easy to reach the key points when preparing, cooking and cleaning.
Your bathroom space also needs to be considered carefully, and you need to think about where plumbing fittings are already placed – do you want to save money by not having to change any of the plumbing and electrical wiring, or will you be starting from scratch? The majority of modern-day houses have smaller bathrooms so planning beforehand will really help you maximise your space, and make sure you are getting the most out of the space you have. There are lots of space-saving pieces of bathroom furniture you can purchase from various interior stores. For example, radiators that act as a towel rail, or towel rail fixtures attached to the back of the door – there are lots of tips and tricks you can use to maximise space in a small bathroom.
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house so if it’s looking a little outdated, a makeover or remodel will give it a new lease of life, and increase the price of your property at the same time. Remember to plan your bathroom carefully so you can feel confident everything is going in the right place – otherwise you could be making mistakes that will take a lot of time and money to fix in the future.