Bathrooms and kitchens are, in the opinion of many, two of the most important rooms in a house. The kitchen is the heart of the home where the family congregates and guests are entertained. The bathroom is where most of us begin to wake up in the morning and start the day. Since these rooms serve such crucial functions in our daily routines, their look, feel and condition can greatly impact our quality of life for better or for worse.

Does your kitchen and bath have a positive impact on your quality of life? Does it energize and facilitate what you want to do? Or is it lacking, even mediocre?  If your answer is less than desired you may want to consider an upgrade. And since October is National Kitchen and Bath month, now is the perfect time to dream up your perfect kitchen or luxurious bath and get in touch with your remodeling professional about a renovation.

Beyond the improvement in quality of life, a well designed kitchen or bath remodel can be a huge asset when it is time to sell your home, as these renovation projects provide the best return on investment when done well.

Any successful remodel starts with a clear idea of what you as the homeowner want out of the project, so begin by asking yourself, “Am I remodeling to sell or to stay?”

If your intent is to make your home more marketable, visit homes that are at your price point in your area and check out their kitchens and bathrooms. How does yours compare? Do you simply need a cosmetic facelift of new countertops and sink fixtures to stand out, or is the entire room needing a makeover?

If you plan to stay in your home, think about what bothers you in the kitchen or bathroom, and note those challenges in need of solutions. Research online on Pinterest or Houzz and then find examples of rooms that you love or in magazines to help you define what are must haves, and what are your wishes for your project. Have a reasonable budget for what you want to do, and clearly communicate your needs to a remodeling professional who will help guide you to get you the most for your budget.

Happy National Kitchen and Bath Month!

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:14

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