Looking for a remodeling project that won’t bust your budget or take too long? Revamping your kitchen or bathroom is a great way to easily change the look and feel of your home and create something you’ll love for years to come. The kitchen is an area of the house that can be remodeled in less time than required for living room or other room renovations. Refreshing your bathroom can make guests feel like the whole house is different. By remodeling, you not only invest in the value of your home, but update your lifestyle, as well.
In 2014, the average price of a kitchen remodel in the U.S. was approximately $19,000 for a minor remodel and $55,000 for a major remodel. The cost of a bathroom remodel was $16,000. Other remodeling and renovation project expenses can be upwards of $100,000. The great news is that the value at resale from remodeling projects has increased since 2013, and the trend is likely to continue into 2015.
Current kitchen trends will add a wow factor to your home while promoting efficiency in the kitchen. Consider adding an island or modifying your island to accommodate better storage for your frequently used kitchen gadgets. Including a stove or a sink in an island is a great way to improve the flow of the room for guests and allow you to stand in the center of your kitchen and entertain while you cook or clean.
Adding glass cabinetry can show off your collection of dinnerware and keep things handy when you’re on a schedule. If your cabinets are worn or scratched, look into having the surface refinished or replacing the cabinets altogether. Doing so will change your storage space and dress up a kitchen design as a foundation piece for years. Change up the color theme with patterns and textures to really add an extra layer to your current kitchen design.
There are many unique fixtures and furnishings on the market for bathroom designs now. Create a relaxing environment by installing a faucet that acts as a water fountain funnel, or choose a basin that is reminiscent of an old washing basin. Update your sink area by adding sleek storage space and eliminating the traditional under the sink box.
For bathrooms with showers or tubs, consider updating the shower head. Adding environmentally friendly shower heads that have high pressure and multiple features is functional while adding comfort and style.
Changing the color scheme and flooring choice in a bathroom can help bring the space to life. Using a tile with rugs can keep the space neat while providing warmth. Choose colors that open up small spaces. Or, use a dark wall color in contrast to different sized furnishings in the bathroom. There are so many customizations available today to elevate your bathroom from utilitarian to a spa-like refuge.
For more information about unique ways to refresh your home by updating a kitchen or bathroom, contact R.H. Homes Ltd. We specialize in personalizing all aspects of renovation projects from design to building, so you will have a space you’re proud to live in for years to come.