While we all certainly wish we could, the majority of homeowners cannot maintain an unlimited budget for home remodeling and additions. When the budget is limited, there might be some tough decisions to make, such as whether to remodel the bathroom, the kitchen, or some combination of both where you spread your budget around a bit more.
At Falk Construction Inc., we’re happy to assist with budgeting and all planning needs for kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, finished basements or any other remodeling or addition areas you need. If you’re forced to choose between a bathroom and kitchen remodel, the two most popular types out there, which is the better investment for you? Here are some factors to consider for each.
While the bathroom may not seem as exciting to remodel as the kitchen, it may actually be more practical and a better investment for many homeowners. Here are a few major reasons why:
Water cost savings: As the single area in the home that uses the most water, the bathroom is a spot where you can create major cost savings through upgrading fixtures. Low-flow options exist for sinks, showerheads, toilets and a few others, helping you maintain comfort while cutting your monthly water bill significantly – and helping out the environment in the process.
Home upgrades: Whether or not you’re considering your home value for a potential future sale, several bathroom upgrades are great for ROI and highly useful at the same time. Jacuzzi tubs and other luxury items, for instance, are very popular today. Many others are infusing elements like towel warmers, heated floors or sauna options into the space as well.
Storage: And from a practical standpoint, remodeling the bathroom allows for greater storage capacity and often makes it easier to use and style the space. In fact, you may find that your remodeling project fits more easily into the budget with more space and storage areas available.
As likely the most common remodeling form today, why is a kitchen remodel a great investment?
Efficiency: A modern kitchen design makes the space easy to use practically, meeting your precise needs without wasted material or space.
Space: Remodeling the kitchen will add space to one of the primary areas of the home, another factor that potential future buyers consider to be a major value-add. The open floor plan is wildly popular in modern homes, and is a key element many real estate pros look for.
Creativity: A kitchen remodel offers options with flooring, cabinets, counters, shelving, and several other areas that are all fully within your control.
For more on choosing between a bathroom and kitchen remodel if you only have the budget for one, or to learn about any of our home remodels or home additions, speak to the staff at Falk Construction Inc. today.