When it comes to remodeling homes, kitchens and bathrooms are the most frequently rooms done. These rooms also typically have the most intricate fixtures. And let’s face it, we spend a lot of our time in those two rooms. These rooms get the brunt of the wear and tear of life and most often need to be revamped. And because of the importance of these rooms, it’s a good idea to be very choosey in who your pick to remodel these rooms.
There are many things to consider when you decide to remodel your kitchen. First you need to determine how much you want to change. You can do a basic makeover of the aesthetic parts of the room or you can completely gut the space and change the layout of the room.
The aesthetic parts of a kitchen would be flooring, walls, lighting, etc. These things can be changed relatively easily and inexpensively. New paint, wallpaper, backsplash, light fixtures; all of these can change the look of your kitchen and make it seem new. Flooring can be inexpensive or expensive depending on what type of flooring you’re interested in. Linoleum, laminate, or vinyl flooring tend to be less expensive. Hard wood floors are going to be more costly and will be more difficult to install. Tile flooring falls somewhere in between.
If you decide that you want a new look for your cabinets, you have a few options. If you’re looking to save money, consider refacing your existing cabinets. This can be done by sanding down and re-staining the current cabinet sides and doors, or by installing new doors onto the existing cabinets. If you want to rearrange the layout of your kitchen, you may need to have new cabinets installed. New countertops can be put on existing cabinets. Granite, slate, and marble countertops are the most durable and are being installed in many new kitchens.
The location of sinks and appliances may be, but are not necessarily limited by the existing plumbing. A new sink can be installed in existing countertops. Sometimes a kitchen island can be added to provide more cabinet and counter space. They can often be installed with a stovetop for cooking and an additional sink.
Like with kitchens, remodeling a bathroom can be as extensive as you want. You can simply paint the walls and install new light fixtures and mirrors. Bathroom cabinets can also be refaced. Or you can have the room gutted and start from scratch.
Plumbing may limit where the sink, tub, and toilet go, but it doesn’t have to. However redoing the plumbing will increase cost and labor time. New cabinets can be installed as well as new countertops. A new bathtub or shower can be installed, or glass doors can be added to an existing tub or shower. Some bathrooms include a shower and a separate garden tub. Flooring and counter options are usually the same as in kitchens. However, wood floors are not usually installed in bathrooms because they do not hold up as well.
Whatever your dreams are for a new kitchen or bathroom, Distinctive Designs can make them a reality. They can work within your budget to custom design the room to be functional as well as elegant. Distinctive Designs serves Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem.