Kitchen and Bath Remodel

There comes a time for every homeowner when they want to change the look, feel or layout of their home. Choosing what to do first can be challenging. Most realtors would recommend starting with remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms.

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Kitchen and bath remodels are your best bang for your buck. Most homeowners will earn up to 70% of their investment on kitchen and bathroom remodels at time of sell. However, it is possible to spend your dollars poorly and get a low return on your money. So, what is the cost for a kitchen remodel? How much should I spend on a bathroom remodel? What is the “right” way?

Kitchen Remodels

Research has shown that around 80% of home buyers rate the kitchen in the top three most important spaces. You can see then why it is important to consider updating your kitchen.
Kitchen remodels can be as simple as new paint, countertops and backsplash to full renovations replacing flooring, cabinets, sink, appliances, etc. With this in mind, you can see how the cost can vary greatly. You can expect for the basic remodel around $75 per square foot (SF) and as much as $175 – $300 per SF for a full kitchen remodel. To determine a budget, we must consider a few key areas.

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Countertops

Once you have chosen new cabinets, its now time to top them off with a beautiful countertop. 55% of home buyers said that they would have paid more for granite countertops one recent survey stated. Although granite countertops are the most popular, there are many other increasing desirable options, such as concrete, quartz, marble and solid surfacing.

Plumbing Fixtures

Sinks and faucets have a huge impact of the overall look of the kitchen. Apron or copper sinks can bring a bit of farmhouse chic to the kitchen where as a concrete or stainless-steel sink may lean more to modern design. Faucets also can be a big investment but consider that well-made products will easily last for 20 or more years with minor maintenance.

Appliances

Updated appliances may be the single most important thing to a potential home buyer. New appliances modernize the room and provides some comfort that costly repairs or replacements should not come soon for the buyer. One survey suggests that 69% of home buyers would pay more for a home with new kitchen appliances.

80% of home buyers rate the kitchen in the top three most important spaces

Most homeowners will earn up to 70% of their investment on kitchen and bathroom remodels at time of sell.

Factors that are important to consider when budgeting a remodel:

  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Cabinets and Hardware
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Appliances
  • Plumbing Fixtures

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Bathroom Remodels

Bathroom spaces are without a doubt one of the more critical spaces to a home buyer. Not only does the number of bathrooms matter but also the quality of them. Although, bathrooms are very important, not all are created equally. Master bathrooms tend to bring the highest return on investment followed by the regular bathrooms and then half-baths have the least impact. When deciding on a budget for bathroom remodels, most experts agree that the budget for a master bathroom should be no more than 10-12% of the cost of the home and regular bathrooms at 5-7%.

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How to Prepare for a Remodel

Now that you have an understanding of the key factors required for an effective remodel it is time to determine your design. Baker Roofing & Construction has consulted with hundreds of clients and helped them to realize their visions and in some cases, helped to create that vision with the collaboration of an innovative designer. In any case, finding the right contractor is imperative. Baker Roofing & Construction has the attention to detail and the highly skilled craftsmen to make your home your dream home. Contact us today to make your remodeling dreams your reality.