Category Archives: Remodeling
When looking to spruce up and improve your home, it can feel daunting and overwhelming with all of the choices and budget decisions that can be made. The kitchen and bathroom are typically the most costly and difficult areas of the home to improve or change in a meaningful way. For this reason, we have put together some of the best components to focus on.
Avoid buying a new bathtub
Unless you absolutely have nothing else in your bathroom to replace or update, buying a new tub is a costly update that would otherwise be better served anywhere else (like the tiles or sink). If you are looking to change the appearance of your bath, you could pay to have it glazed for a fraction of the cost of a new one.
New sinks are worth it
Kitchen and bathroom sinks are the best way to “wow” anyone while also improving the enjoyment of these spaces. A nice faucet can actually save you money in the long run; for example, lower pressure faucets will often be left on longer to wash away any grime on dishes or hands. Investing in modern sinks will result in less breaks and lower maintenance.
Invest in LED lights
New homeowners can’t afford to mess with a lifetime of changing lightbulbs every few months. LED lights save you money on power efficiency and on total lifespan of each bulb. Not only that, you have much more control over fixtures and light installations with LED lights being so compact and form-free. Good lighting can make a home feel livelier and improve your mood like a bright glass of lemonade.
Bathroom vanities add value
The value of bathroom vanities cannot be overstated. This is not just a home renovation that helps the female occupants of a home, it’s one that increases the utility of any household that commonly experiences the struggles of having to share a bathroom. It is not only a perk, but a must for any master bathroom to have a vanity, if not a double vanity. This is an upgrade that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either, with most price ranges starting at around $800 to $1,000.
New amenities and accessories
Introducing modern fixtures and appliances is something most of us do gradually anyways, but most of the time it’s spur of the moment or when we find a big sale on something whether we need it or not. Home renovation should always include some level of accenting or new accessories that add details to the home that were missing. Door knobs, new storage, ice trays, a screen door, cheap TV monitors/tablets for the kitchen or bathroom, and etc. are all little ways to improve quality of life.
Go toilet shopping
Often neglected and rarely discussed outside of instances when they clog or break, toilets can make a huge difference in how your water bill looks and how your bathroom looks. Old toilets can use up to 6 gallons to flush, which sounds like a plus for some notorious number twos, but compare that to more efficient models that only use 1.5 gallons and you’ll want to consider making the swap.