As time passes, every homeowner begins to get tired of some aspect of their house. “The kitchen’s too small” or “The bathroom is not a place for a relaxing bath” are some of the common complaints. Every home could always be better; more attractive and functional. How does one achieve the results they desire? Which room or rooms should be given priority for remodeling? McDermott Remodeling
Most real estate agents and builders will recommend that remodeling a kitchen and bathroom will maximize any increase in the home’s value, especially if selling the home is a potential reality within the next five years or so. Even if the homeowner is not planning to sell, it still makes perfect sense to improve the home just for their own enjoyment.
With all the new and exciting kitchen and bathroom upgrades available on the market such as whirlpool tubs, imported tile, efficient green light fixtures, and so on, it’s not surprising that people are itching to spruce up their own abodes. Currently the trend for upgrading and remodeling a home has been with a strong focus on efficiency and the use of “green” materials.
As more builders recognize individual’s concerns regarding the environment and future generations, options for remodeling any part of the home are opening up. What once was viewed as impractical or expensive is now acceptable due to individual lifestyle changes being made by homeowners in order to be more efficient and cost effective.
Many of the more common place “green” items available for bathroom remodels are dual flush toilets, LED lighting, and recycled tiles. Pedestal sinks have been making a comeback as well, as more homeowners are trying to achieve a more classic feel. Many such fixtures can be reclaimed from older home sites that have been demolished or remodeled themselves.
By reusing older fixtures and recycled materials, landfills are being spared the increased burden of more needless waste and pollution and many of these salvaged elements can be found at great savings to the homeowner. Finding these treasures isn’t always easy though as builders tend to have more resources to find them for clients than the individual homeowner.
That doesn’t mean an individual can’t perform their own remodel, but having a builder working for the homeowner will save a lot of time, hassle, and frustration. Many homeowners simply lack the knowledge, skill, and experience regarding remodeling or building a bathroom, kitchen, or even a simple stairway. The large benefit of utilizing a builder for a stairway or a more complex remodel such as a kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel is that the project will be completed in a timely fashion ensuring a minimal disruption to daily life.